The month has passed.
According to the Mayor Ken subsidised (until now) BLINK website, the downwardly mobile Jasper will be speaking to “upwardly mobile people like yourself who want to socialize with like-minded others in luxury surroundings that reflect where we are, at this stage of our careers and businesses.” In Jasper’s case that would be unemployed and under police investigation.
He is going to drop plans for local bin taxes. Was that really what the people of Britain wanted most? Hold on a second, who had the rubbish idea for bin taxes in the first place?
It is hardly a major tax break – the cost was expected to be £50 per annum. Hang on another second, he has already said he wasn’t going to go ahead with bin taxes last October! What a con! He has already U-turned on this…
Hat-tip: Sam Coates
The Irish benefit massively and the inward investment has helped make Irish per capita incomes now higher than in the UK. In the last 11 years Gordon’s big government and big tax bill thinking has contrasted with Ireland’s more Thatcherite approach – resulting in Ireland becoming richer. It has come to something when the republic is spending hundreds of millions of euros to help the poor neighbour in the North upgrade infrastructure. Eurosceptics who claim Ireland is subsidised by EU funds are out of date. Nowadays Ireland is a net loser from the EU financially.
Gordon says he is listening, well he should hear what businesses are saying and see what they are doing. The tax base is narrowing and will continue to do so until he takes the low tax, high growth route to prosperity. The taxodus across the Irish sea will only increase otherwise…
Guido thought it an inspired idea and posted a comment in reply:
Draft Boris, this is a tele-democracy, he is a performer. He will crucify Ken.
“How much influence do bloggers and the internet have in politics?” is a question Guido is often asked. My reply is that we only have influence over politicians, journalists and thus the climate of ideas. We don’t have any influence over the voting general public except through that opinion leading influence. Guido set out last July to encourage one political journalist to seize the moment, if Guido succeeded in that objective, his mission was accomplished.
Boris as mayor will also hopefully provide Guido with lots of fun material…
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You won’t find so many Labour voters on the Tyne today…