January 26th, 2014

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156 Comments

  1. 1
    Dave is a Union Man says:
    • 2
      Mr Potato Head says:

      There is no way Cameron will allow us to leave the EU. He even wants to invite 75 million Moslims from Turkey to come and live here. He is only making tiny waves to pacify the Tory rebels who believe in democracy.

      • 5
        VOTE UKIP says:

        The real reason the Tories got rid of Thatcher. Boy this is going to be messy!

        • 8
          RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

          Let’s get rid of Scotland first!

          • Vote Yes for the UK and No to the EU says:

            yeah thats right lets do the bidding of the EU and break up the hated UK . You are clever mate, really smart. Prick !

          • Tony and Cherie says:

            Then Pennywell and Meadowell!

          • RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

            F8ck back to your iron bru big boy!

          • Let the Jocks cast their vote on the UK and then the UK on Europe says:

            “Vote Yes for the UK and No to the EU”, just to remind you that the UK is still a democracy and whether or not Scotland remains part of the Kingdom is down to a democratic vote.

      • 7
        Mr Potato Head says:

        And Labour are now getting as worried about their voters leaving for UKIP as the Tories. Watch Wythenshawe.

        http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100256060/how-ukip-and-the-conservatives-can-both-win-the-wythenshawe-and-sale-east-by-election/

        • 22
          Casual Observer 5 says:

          If UKIP can make a dent in Labour’s majority there and come in second, that will scare the living proverbial out of them.

          Labour were on an 18.59% majority over the Conservatives in that ward at 2010 GE, with 44.14% of the vote.

          Would not expect UKIP to win, but if they can shave 10% off of Labour’s share of the vote and annihilate the Lib Dems, that would get the bookmakers at least revising their odds a bit for 2015.

          • Vote UKIP says:

            I think there maybe two elections in 2015.

            With UKIP gaining more seats in the second one due people realizing that voting for UKIP means there is a good chance of getting UKIP!

          • Mr Nobody says:

            Ukip’s best chance of seats probably comes in Labour heartlands where the Tories have no chance but tactical voting might remove a Labour MP. Where the Tories are incumbent or have a chance of taking the seat it’s counter-productive to vote Ukip.

            Let’s see what happens when Toby Young sets up his Tory/Ukip tactical voting website. That should be interesting…

        • 23
          Media says:

          There is no Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election to report about. Nothing to see here folks.

        • 30
          We are the losers says:

          Love to see UKIP win Wythenshawe but you would have to surgically remove the Liebour red button from their one braincell, so I don’t see how, coming second is just as good as coming last, getting even one UKIP MP would really kickstart the party.

    • 46
      A Seagull says:

      He is confident of his ability to betray this country. After all, it is what he does every day he remains in office

  2. 3
    Nelsonsgoodeye says:

    Cameron’s finished! It’s only a matter of when……

    • 11
      Casual Observer 5 says:

      At a guess: May.

      He really is dead man walking – politically – right now.

      Not as deceased as Clegg, whose rotting stench is hard to ignore, or Miliband who really stands no credible chance. With the whiff of power in the air, Ed Balls will take Miliband down one way or another.

      The only way is UKIP.

      • 21
        Gawd Help Us says:

        Could be a very interesting twelve months in British politics.

        • 33
          Casual Observer 5 says:

          It has been very interesting since pleb gate the other year.

          What will be fun to see is how the attempts to play this as a muddle through to placate the demands of the people continue to fail.

          The real upcoming issues – other than building sentiment against immigration and the EU – will be economic.

          In order of fun:

          i) Further collapse of the Eurozone economy and the Euro itself
          ii) What happens when there is an attempted bail-in using Eurozone depositors funds. ECB may well officially set negative interest rates in an attempt to ‘stimulate’ the flacid Eurozone economy.
          iii) H’SBC possible collapse and knock on: particularly for Eurozone banks.
          iv) US Fed raising rates and effect on UK ‘recovery’
          v) UK / Eurozone stock market collapse to erase ‘funny’ money attracted by relatively high BoE rate.
          vi) Deflation of UK housing bubble once UK interest rates start to rise. (Which they will do to stay ahead of US Fed rate.)

          The big point of interest is exactly how the communitarian dialectic which people describe as ‘crony capitalism’ unwinds in the UK. Early indications are that this will be very messy, and government is going to come out of it worst off.

          It is important that the people prevent government from curtailing civil liberties further in order to protect its own losing hand.

          Popcorn time.

      • 39
        There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood leads on to fortune says:

        It’s obvious watching Nigel Mills on Sunday Politics that he is quite prepared to see Immigration Bill crash to defeat on Thursday unless Cameron agrees to his amendment to re-introduce restrictions on Roumanian and Bulgarian migrants. Cameron however can’t concede that because it would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome and against the accession treaties so either way Cameron is shafted

        • 41
          Casual Observer 5 says:

          The further problem for Cameron is that by understanding EU law in this way he is forced to admit that sovereignty has been conceded.

          No one in the country vote or agreed to that, irrespective of it being Cameron or Brown who was actually responsible for the situation.

          Cameron can assert the sovereignty of the UK quite easily by agreeing and then see how the bill does.

          If Europe has a problem with that, we can discuss it on the fields at Flanders if necessary.

          • Bemused says:

            Ah disenfranchising millions of people.

            What a magnificent, tried and tested method for justifying all out civil war.

      • 71

        At a guess: May

        Surely you are not talking about Theresa? ;-)

    • 15
      Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

      This is why Cameron is finished and won’t win in 2015

      1. No boundary changes
      2. Corruption within the Postal voting system not resolved
      3. UKIP trending at ~ 15% in the polls; they cost the Tories 20 seats in 2010 with 3% of the vote.
      4. Pilgrims still in position actively campaigning against the Government of the day using taxpayers money
      5. Union education fund is still in place
      6. No TU reform allowing Crow and his mob hold us to ransom
      7. Tory constituency parties are disintegrating in protest at Cameron’s liberal policies
      8. The Tories will lose 7/8 seats along the route of HS2 to single issue candidates
      9. The Tories will lose one seat in Portsmouth due to shipbuilding being concentrated in Scotland
      10. No control of mass immigration
      11. Public spending still out of control and the national debt rising on a daily basis
      12. Human Rights Act still in place
      13. No referendum on Europe
      14. State control of the press introduced
      15. Cameron wanted to take us to war in Syria
      16. Gay Marriage
      17. The BBC is left wing and will act as Labour’s main election campaigner in 2015
      18. QE is destroying any savings people may have
      19. Cameron’s continued, unsubstantiated, support for Climate Change and general green issues.

      • 19
        C.O.Jones says:

        Too true, Cameron could not deliver on many of his pledges. This is a major reason for the large swing to UKIP from the conservatives.

        The swing to UKIP from Labour will happen when they wake up.

        • 31
          Anon says:

          I think it’s a very good list, too.

          I’d also add the failure to deal with MPs’ troughing their expenses, and Cameron’s decision to put David Laws back into government after Laws was caught stealing £40,000.

          (And I used to vote Labour (until the Iraq war) but will vote UKIP in 2015.)

        • 32
          a non says:

          “The swing to UKIP from Labour will happen when they wake up”

          The brain dead will do what they have always done.
          No immediate change possible in that respect.

          • C.O.Jones says:

            I feel certain it will happen after the european elections, many people of all mainstream political views feel let down by those they voted for.

      • 27
        Non taxable pikey says:

        You forgot Yeo, Gray and all the other thieving gits on the Gravy Train, and the PPE public school oiks being shoe-horned into seats having never done a days work in their lives.

      • 34
        UKIP is a vote for Labour but Cameron only has himself to blame says:

        20. Stubborn adherence to Overseas Aid Budget for such worthwhile projects as funding India’s Space Program whilst making swathes of our armed forces redundant

      • 42
        Mr Nobody says:

        This is why Labour will win fewer seats in 2015 than they did in 2010

        1. Ed Miliband
        2. Ed Balls

        Cameron will walk 2015 with Miliband still in place.

      • 63
        Tony and Cherie says:

        Brilliant summary.

    • 26
      Vote UKIP says:

      Don’t worry Teresa May is ready to step in.

      LMFAO!

      • 89
        Bemused says:

        Yep, Theresa May, the woman that promised to get immigration down to a few tens of thousands but last year let in 176,000.

        She’s one of the main reasons why the Tories are fucked.

  3. 4
    Pandy Burn'em says:

    I am Labour.

    I am NHS.

  4. 9
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

    • 45
      Mr Nobody says:

      Let me clarify that for you.

      Ukippers and Tories in seats where Tories are incumbent or have a realistic chance of taking the seat should vote Tory. Tories and Ukippers in all other seats should vote tactically for Ukip.

      • 73
        Don't make the fatal error says:

        Bollocks. Everybody should vote UKIP.
        No Conservative is worth a vote. They’ve had four years to jump ship to the only party putting the UK first. By remaining within the fold, even ‘eurosceptic’ Tories put themselves and their party before everything.

        • 101
          The day after tomorrow says:

          Are UKIP standing in every seat in the General election or just some?

          I suggest just some and by definition can on,y split the vote on the right and allow Labour with their hardcore bases to walk into No 10

          Fuck, you are squealing now but I just can’t wait to see your wails of anguish on this blog when you wake up in the cold light of day and see what you have just done. Here’s a little of taste in case you still don’t get this imagine Milliband and Balls and the the crony cabinet standing outside No 10

          Milliband ” thith shoths the Bwitish people are completely agreed with uth that thith country ith better in Europe. Thith means there ith no nethethary to have a weferwendum.” I will be travelling to Bruthels today to thign more laws making thith country integral to Europe. We will although thstart entry to the euro”

          Don’t say you haven’t been warned

        • 153
          a voter says:

          My Tory MP (David Davis Monmouthshire) is really good and will have my vote.

  5. 12
    Mi Suk Long says:

    That Mr Oaten is very sick man. Me not like him long time. He say he want special. I say it’s 50 dorra for boom boom. He say no. He say he want very special. I say puke is 60 dorra. He say no. He say he want very me so horny special. I say what mean that. He say he want my brother to do poo poo long time on him. I say fuh you! Me no do that for anyone! He call me bitch. I call him sick bastard!

    Me not see any Liberal Demclaps any more. They not horny, they all sick. Me hate them long time.

    Now I see new customer. He called Mr Ford. He say he from Canada. He say he want fun with crack. I say anal is extra. He say no, he mean smoke crack. I say fuh you! You no stick cigarette in my boom boom!

  6. 13
    retardEd Miliband says:

    I will turn evewy thtweet in ‘One Nay-thion’ Bwitain into Benefit-th Thtweet.

    (Cotht of living cwy-thith.)

  7. 14
    A Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Labour Party says:
    • 20
      retardEd Miliband says:

      We will pwomote gwowth by copying the thuccthethful High Tax polithieth of Pwethithedent Hollande of Fwanth.

      Look in athtonithment ath their economy ith gwowing mathively, where-ath our economy flat-lineth due to authtewity.

      (Cotht of living cwy-thith.)

    • 28
      White Dee says:

      I am pro fairness too

      • 47
        Diane Abbott says:

        WAAAAAAYCISSSSSSSSSSSSST!!!!!!

        • 103
          The day after tomorrow says:

          I am pro not having my hard earned cash taken from me and pissed up against a wall by a Labour government lie they did o me in the 70′s and the 13 year reign of terror.

  8. 17
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Clegg knew about Cyril Smith and did nothing – why are we not surprised it is normal behaviour for the LibDems

    The moral compass of the LibDems
    1. Jeremy Thorpe – Pillow biting
    2. Cyril Smith – Little Boys
    3. Paddy Pants Down
    4. Charles Kennedy – drunk
    5. Mark Oaten – Don’t go there
    6. Lembit Opik – Little Girls
    7. Chris Huhne – Congenital liar and sexual pervert
    8. David Laws – Liar and thief
    9. Lord Reynard – Sexual pervert
    10. Chris Hancock – Sexual pervert
    11. Nick Clegg – Congenital liar, he claimed he hadn’t been told about Hancock and Reynard
    12. Jo Swinson : The new definition is hypocrisy for all her support for the LibDem women during the Reynard affair
    13. Vince Cable – The new definition for political loyalty

  9. 18
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I’m pro anything you want. I am a politician.

  10. 36
    Non taxable pikey says:

    Currently working in Hong Kong for a few weeks. Never seen so many high priced cars outside of the UAE. The place is booming. 8 million people with 15 percent income tax, working hard because they get to keep most of what they earn. Public facilities are way better than those in the UK. It works here, why FFS will the UK not learn from others? Camoron, Clag, and Milipede are worthless sh i tes.

  11. 38
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    I see Tories still insulting everyone’s intelligence by failing to mention they backed Labour’s spending pound for pound till end of 2008.

    • 106
      Twat watch says:

      So its the oppositions fault with less seats while labour had a landslide majority.

      But sir , sir, a big boy made me do it and ran away.

      M’kay glad we sorted that out now just fuck off!

  12. 50
    And What has Nicaragua got to do with a European trading Block? says:
  13. 51
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

    I see that Ed Balls has stolen my Mansion Tax plans.

    Vote LibDem for original ideas for picking your pockets.

    • 52
      What is a Mans Ion? says:

      When they say “mansion”, what do they mean?

      The Dictionary gives two very different definitions

      A
      1. A large stately house. 2. A manor house

      B
      a. A dwelling; an abode. b. mansions A separate dwelling in a large house or structure.

      • 54
        Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

        We’ll start with properties worth more than £ 2 million then slowly lower the starting level to £ 100,000.

        We could call it a Success & Aspiration Tax but that would give the game away.

        • 59
          • FFS says:

            The idea is horrific.

            Remember when you buy a house the income you used to buy it was already taxed, and you paid stamp duty. Then they expect you to pay a tax for a property you continue to own.

            Imagine this taken to its extreme. Anything you already own could be used as an excuse to tax you. They could do it as an estimate “We estimate than within your home you have £50,000 of fixed assets that you should pay tax on at 10%. If you consider that the estimate is too high, please use our on-line appeals process”.

            Once again this is Communism by the back door. Trying to tax accrued wealth. Achieving Communism without a revolution.

        • 66
          Labour throws home owners out on the street says:

          And people who live in their own homes but do not have the means to pay your tax Vince?

          • The Labour policy that's bound to come with Red Ed says:

            Wait for the real bedroom tax – a hike in council tax for home-owners with unused bedrooms. To encourage you to downsize, or take in lodgers.

            Or just to punish you for being successful.

          • Cassandra says:

            65 – Labour are planning to introduce rent controls as well as a mansion tax and I agree that they could well introduce further tax if, say, a widow has one or more unused bedrooms.

            The point not mentioned is that their plans are to force aforesaid widow to house immigrants at her expense. My name is Cassandra, take notice.

      • 115
        Labour Oxbridge Dictionary says:

        A mansion:- large house – dwelling place, place of abode, residence.

        A house size always awarded by Labour governments to a feckless young mother who has never worked, with a minimum of 9 children of which there must be at least 3 different fathers one of which must be ethnic or non British born.

    • 79
      Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest man in politics says:

      Way ahead of you, laddie!

      I shall simply expropriate the big hooses belonging to toffs and allocate to chums from the Scottish socialist nomenklatura.

  14. 53
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Hard-working ? Ambitious ? Prosperous ? Self-sufficient ? Successful ?

    With the help of the LibDems we’re going to ruin your life for you in 2015 ! :)

  15. 58
    Benny from Crossroads says:

    Please stop referring to some people as living on bennies or benny handouts. I have a reputation and a trademark to protect. Benny is something I’m proud of and it shouldn’t be tainted by an association with the knuckle draggers on Benefits Street.

  16. 62
    White Dee says:

    I went to a branch of this restaurant chain. They got well angry when I tried to walk out without paying. If I can’t eat there for free, they should change their name. It’s very confusing otherwise.

    http://www.frankieandbennys.com

    • 95
      Heil Cameron says:

      Yes indeed. They shouldn’t call themselves a restaurant. Dee’s right.

      • 128
        I thought they were foodbanks white dee says:

        Food back express?
        Food bank hut?
        McFoodbanks
        Kentucky foodbank chicken
        Sub foodbank way
        Belle Foodbank
        The hungry foodbank
        The Golden foodbank
        The taj m’foodbank
        Food bank n manger
        Cafe’ foodbank
        Aberdeen Angus foodbank house

  17. 64
    U mite actually njoy wats inside says:

    Schools shouldn’t produce winners. Everyone should be taught at the same level. Competition is bad. No one should be marked down for spelling and grammar mistakes.

    And this is what you get as a result.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545170/Occasional-smoker-extra-pounds-dont-judge-book-cover-How-Benefits-Streets-White-Dee-looking-love-online.html

    • 81
      retardEd Miliband says:

      White Dee ith a model thothialitht thitizen and no-doubt a Labour thupporter.. I look forward to the day when evewyone in Bwitain ith like her.

      With Labour, evewy thtweet will be Benefit-th Thtweet!

      P-ETH: Cotht of living cwy-thith.

  18. 67
    Tony and Cherie says:

    Re Ukip I will be voting for UKIP in the euro election because Cameron and the whole political establishment want us to stay in Europe and will do anything to deny us a vote in the referendum.I will vote Tory in the GE because I dont want pseudo Marxists and Common Purpose Hunts running whatever sovreignity we have left I suggest you all do the same.Thank You

    • 97
      Slut says:

      I am sick to death of the liblabcon so I will be voting UKIP in every election. I will also be doing everything I can to help them. I suggest you all do the same. Thank you.

      • 131
        Milliband measures up the back door to No 10 to ensure the furniture will go through says:

        You need to stand for election where there is presently no candidate then. You gotta big choice but for parish councils that’s pretty much fucking everywhere

      • 135
        Nothing to lose!!! says:

        …..And so say all of us…….

  19. 69
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    And there I was doing cartwheels at 63 comments and no poxy trolls. Ah well!

  20. 75
    Speaking truth to power says:

    Your Nan whiffs of widdle

  21. 84
    The Loony Left says:

    Every time we’re in, it rains Bennies from heaven
    Don’tcha know we always provide Bennies from heaven?

    • 91
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      ‘Works’ pretty well, substituting a B for the P.

    • 96
      White Dee says:

      Oh Bennies
      I came and I took without giving
      They’ll never take you from me
      Oh Bennies
      You came and you stopped me from working
      I need an iPad today
      Oh Bennies

  22. 88
    Michael Gove says:

    I would like cheese and wine tasting to become integral parts of our school curriculum.

  23. 90
    Balls is lying says:

    Guido

    If Ed Balls doesn’t think Labour was overspending when the UK was running the biggest deficit in G7, why does he want to balance budget now?

    Quite and spot on.

  24. 93
    Gloria De Piero says:

    I want to have a go at being Prime Minister !

  25. 102
    Heil Cameron says:

    The tories have consistently dominated the narrative about the last government’s spending. Let”s not forget Cameron committed himself to matching all of Labour’s spending plans pre-crash. It’s total hypocrisy, and Labour should have the courage of their convictions to stand up to it.

    As for the 50p tax rate, we know it brings in revenues and we know the Tories’ figures were skewed by people delaying their massive bonuses until after the rate was cut.

    Anyway, Cameron talks about fairness in relation to benefits but that doesn’t seem to apply to tax rates – how is it fair that people earning over £150,000 have got a tax cut when we are attempting to reduce the deficit?

    • 107
      White Dee says:

      I tell you wots not fair.My boyfriends willy LMFAO

      • 148
        Bemused. says:

        “As for the 50p tax rate, we know it brings in revenues and we know the Tories’ figures were skewed by people delaying their massive bonuses until after the rate was cut.”

        Could you please apply exactly the same logic to your glorious leader’s “20 month energy price freeze”. Thank you and goodbye.

    • 114
      CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

      The word ‘fair’ should be left to 7 year olds in school playgrounds, get it through your head the world is not fair ,never has been never will be, tough shit, make the most of what you’ve got and stop whining like a spoilt child.

      • 133
        Milliband measures up the back door to No 10 to ensure the furniture will go through says:

        Another fucking duckweed stating Tories made labour do it. Oh please fuck off.

  26. 104
    Bemused says:

    The cost of the NHS is £1500 per person per annum in the UK.

    Somebody on a minimum wage will pay taxes: £600 per annum.

    Now does everybody see why mass immigration might be a bad idea? I just want to make sure we are all singing from the same hymn-sheet.

    • 111
      The figures don't stack up says:

      Bearing in mind the disproportionate amount of non native Britons in prison The cost of crime never gets included in the plus and minus’s of the cost of immigration.

      • 137
        Bemused says:

        There’s no end of other costs you could add in. I just thought that the cost of NHS provision is one that applied to all immigrants and is a really “in yer face” indisputable reason why mass immigration is bad for Britain.It applies even to those Poles that bleat “But we are good people! We pay taxes!”

        By the way, the cost of the NHS doubled between 2003 and 2013.

    • 113
      Larry Livingstone says:

      So make anyone who was not educated in the UK pay say £5,000 to get a National Insurance card to enjoy the benefits of living in the UK ?

      • 117
        just trying to help says:

        Anyone coming to the UK and depositing say £500,000 in a designated deposit account for two years can be allowed in free but money will be forfeited if they are charged with a criminal offence within this time scale and convicted

      • 124
        The EU says:

        Sorry, but EU citizen = UK citizen.

        No discrimination please.

        If you make them pay for healthcare YOU will have to pay for healthcare.

    • 121
      just trying to help says:

      Rather than pay for health care out of general taxation charge it out at point of use.

    • 136
      Mr. Ab. Urnham , 3, Railway sidings Stafford says:

      Look if we cut down on some equipment then we can save money. Lets get them to drink water out of flower vases. Double use of equipment and think of the water bill savings.

  27. 105
    Sir Jensen Interceptor says:

    Tories de-regulate; Labour fail to re-regulate; Tories subsequently tell them everything the bankers did was Labour’s fault, while not re-regulating them either

    • 138
      Anonymous says:

      Labour deregulated incorrectly. They were told in 1997 the errors of their ways but ignored this
      See Peter Lilleys speech and then umpteen warnings from 2001 onwards when they departed from previous a tory plans and let rip.

      No this is Labours fault entirely and the tired old argument that its the Tories wot dun it is bollox. The economy was in serious serious trouble by 2006 as a result of the Labour spending. We were the weakest positioned of the EU when going into the recession. Since the Tories have taken over we are now the strongest growth in the EU

      Suck it up LAbour

      • 145
        FFS says:

        Nevertheless he’s right.

        Where is the legislation to ensure bankers are competent and not negligent with other people’s money?

        As far as I’m concerned it is up to the shareholders of a bank to determine how much bonus a banker gets paid – no business of the rest of us, just buy some shares if you want a say. But it is the business of all of us to make sure bankers, indeed all people in senior positions, are competent and not negligent.

  28. 110
    Labour troll says:

    The national debt has risen a stupid amount under Osborne.

    And if Labours spending was SO bad – why did Gidiot say this – ?

    • 139
      Anonymous says:

      Because when the auditors actually looked at what Labour had actually done the loss to the GDP over the 13 years of terror was much more at 7% and not as Brown stated. It was worse all around with rampant inflation probably close to 12 million unemployed or on “unable to get off the arses and do a days work” benefits.

      Labour why would you?

    • 147
      FFS says:

      I’d venture to suggest that politicians say whatever they want to win votes and know full well their manifesto means nothing?

      I’d venture to suggest this is true of all political parties?

      Thus you are forced to look at actual past behaviour rather than promises. In the case of Labour it’s easy. Look at their history and you will see they always fuck everything up.

  29. 112
    Floating Voter says:

    Labour should indeed be pro business. But it should not be pro the corporate mafia and the huge and damaging vested interests of big business. The bleatings of the big corporate lobbyist groups are precisely why they should be reined in and taxes put up for the greedy rich. A small elite in big business effectively holds our governments to ransom. That’s not democracy by any stretch of the imagination. Time to clamp down on those that at the top that are undermining society by screwing us all for their own personal gain.

    • 119
      nell says:

      And those who deliberately avoid tax

      • 125
        just trying to help says:

        Tax avoidance (as opposed to tax evasion) is legal.

        If you are sharp enough to make money it follows that you will always find ways to minimize any tax regime as otherwise you would not have been smart enough to have made the money in the first place.

        Just tax each and every pound earned at 15% and cut all the subsidies and exemptions for Wind farms and forests in Scotland etc.

        Then people could concentrate simply on making money.

      • 126
        Tax Avoider 1 says:

        I avoid tax.

        It’s called early retirment.

      • 127
        CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

        Why should any individual or corporation be expected to pay more tax than they are obliged to. Tax avoidance is a perfectly normal and LEGAL way to reduce costs and increase profitability.

    • 122
      CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

      Where do you think pensions and employment come from if not by investment in large corporations, are you a believer in the socialist money tree ?

      • 144
        Shite Dee says:

        I get my readies for me beer and fags from some council office on the high st. Don’t it cum from there

    • 155
      a voter says:

      Amazon don’t pay tax and the consumer benefits. Look at the Kindle Fire, do you think it would be on sale for £125 if Amazon were paying 50% corporation tax? Would be £290 more like.

      Meanwhile all those taxes raised by government are spent on giving every civil ‘servant’ (sic) a brand new iPad thus ensuring it’s price stays well above it’s real value, as always happens when the govt chequebook is opened.

  30. 116
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Looking at the 2010 GE (and not adjusting for subsequent by-elections) there are 189 seats where the winning party has a 10% or less majority.

    The breakdown of totals is thus:

    Con: 83
    Lab: 79
    LD : 27
    

    - Trying to figure out what set the m’0D B’ot off with the constituency / MP list…


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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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