Subject“Add your voice to the debate” – PM The Prime Minister has urged people to add their voice to the debate on “some of the biggest challenges of our times” by logging onto a website dedicated to the Progressive Governance Summit …
26 Labour MPs have signed a motion calling on the government ot reverse the budget tax hike on low income earners. The wording could have been written by George Osborne:
ABOLITION OF THE TEN PENCE TAX RATE02.04.2008
That this House notes that, despite assurances to the contrary, many people are being made worse off by the abolition of the 10 pence tax rate; notes with concern that this is having a disproportionate impact on people who can ill afford to be made worse off; accepts that this was not the intention of the Government but is dismayed at the response to the plight of those adversely affected; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to bring forward measures to correct this damaging change to the taxation system.
They are selectively giving tasters of their polling results out for us to nibble on, today it is Guido’s turn to discover that:
5% of insiders think “the British political system is not in any need of any significant reform”.
The other 95% breakdown as follows:
It would benefit from some constitutional tweaks, but no more: 32%
We need to make some fundamental, far-reaching reforms: 50%
We need something like a revolution in our conception of how British democracy should work 12%
None of these 2%
That is an incredible average of £3,723 per meeting.
She also works for Pat McFadden MP and Michael Cashman MEP, so the taxpayer chips in a bit more there in addition to the payments she gets from the Labour Party and Amicus.
Is she the most overpaid local council fat cat? Are all the Watsons getting fat off the backs of struggling taxpayers?