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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by macliam » Fri Sep 15 2023 11:49am

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Again, hard to get a good copy, but the original can be seen on the Guardian website https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ns-cartoon
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Post by macliam » Tue Sep 26 2023 6:07pm

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Post by macliam » Mon Oct 09 2023 6:21pm

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by macliam » Mon Nov 13 2023 12:00pm

Lord Cameron of Austerity as foreign secretary and Not-So-Cleverly as Home Secretary..... what a dearth of talent in the Tory party and what despisement for the British Public.

A Public School toff promotes a disgraced Public School toff into one of the senior ministerial roles by awarding him a peerage for his services in destroying the economy and then running away.

Hopefully, Braverman and her cabal will poison any remaining hope of Richboy remaining leader.
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by expressman33 » Mon Nov 13 2023 6:09pm

macliam wrote:
Mon Nov 13 2023 12:00pm
Lord Cameron of Austerity as foreign secretary .
Not even an MP now
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Post by macliam » Mon Nov 13 2023 9:28pm

Doesn't matter.... by being made a peer he can serve as minister.

Added bonus (for him) is that he won't be turfed out on his backside at the next election, because we'll be paying him for his unelected services in the HoL.

Politics in the UK is a farce.
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Nov 22 2023 3:24pm

"Smoke and bells" The much heralded "Autumn statement" was today. Despite Mr Hunt MP giving the appearance of giving lots of money away, including a surprise drop in the NI rate of 2%. Because of the failure to uprate the starting rate when tax is paid from its current level of £12570.00 the overall tax take by our government to you and I goes up. What's more is that the independent Office of Budget Responsibility has predicted that UK growth will slow down from its current level over the next few years. he has done nothing to decrease the countries burgeoning debt level. AS I said "Smoke and bells"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-67491863
Ultimately, the OBR says living standards, as measured by real household disposable income per person, are forecast to be 3.5% lower in 2024-25 than their pre-pandemic level - the largest reduction in real living standards since official records began in the 1950s.
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by blythburgh » Thu Nov 23 2023 11:28am

And do not forget the millions who have already or will in the next few years start paying income tax or higher rate tax because of the freeze on updates.

Maybe the cost would be too great at the moment but raising the amount you can earn before paying tax helps the poorest the most.
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by pabenny » Thu Nov 23 2023 3:09pm

blythburgh wrote:
Thu Nov 23 2023 11:28am
..raising the amount you can earn before paying tax helps the poorest the most.
Actually, it helps all taxpayers, and the highest earners the most as it reduces the amount income taxed at higher rates. It would help low income households more if the reduction in universal credit was less steep. IIRC, withdrawal of UC as people earn more amounts to an effective tax rate of 55%.

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by pabenny » Thu Nov 23 2023 3:10pm

pabenny wrote:
Thu Nov 23 2023 3:09pm
blythburgh wrote:
Thu Nov 23 2023 11:28am
..raising the amount you can earn before paying tax helps the poorest the most.
Actually, it helps the highest earners the most as it reduces the amount of income taxed at higher rates. It would help low income households more if the reduction in universal credit was less steep. IIRC, withdrawal of UC as people earn more amounts to an effective tax rate of 55%.

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