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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:56 pm 
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So Georgie is kicking some crutches and relaxing deficit reduction to pay rich people to save more money. He really is a despicable human being.

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So as long as you're rich, in full health, can afford to save, don't have children (or can afford to send them to the best place anyway) and don't have any interest in leaving a habitable planet behind you're absolutely fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget 2016
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:14 pm 
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I shall look forward to the race for Mayor of East Anglia; Alan Partridge Vs Stephen Hawking, "You sound like a Bond villain."

Farage got his penny's worth in; Too many foreigners and taxing sugar is bad.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:43 pm 
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Not that much in it really bar from tax cuts for the ones who don't need tax cuts and a mass missing of targets that makes Benteke's strike rate look good.


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Mailites focusing on the important parts with regards to insurance tax rises...

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Another win for the migrants, they don't have insurance
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Something odd going on with the comments in the Mail's Budget story -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... cture.html

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jaames buckland, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago

Do something good this year, vote IN and give the stinky ukip party a big slap round the face


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Please allocate more money to help the poor refugees in Calais and Dunkirk. Thank you.


Are the Mailites and Dribbling Kippers at Tesco, stripping the shelves of untaxed sugary beverages?

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It happens sometimes. An unrealistic amount of arrows in a very short space of time. I did think it was a coordinated effort, either via a forum or social media. Now I think there's some sort of sorcery going on with a bot of some sort.


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Astroturfing?

Eddie Mair catching Greg Hands lying about meeting deficit targets: "Who is Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Greg Hands or Super Hans?"


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life-long Tory voter 'quits party' and sabotages website over 'appalling' disability cuts


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I'm not saying he should have been a Labour member but fucking hell, he doesn't just have a disability he helps campaign and support those with disabilities and yet he was a Tory member all his life?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:35 pm 
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I just got told that yesterday's cuts to disability payments was disgusting - yes, I agreed - just so we can give money to foreign kids, charity should begin at home - FFS I sighed.

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Budget 2016: Osborne 'has only 50-50 chance' of hitting surplus target

And more than that...

The Resolution Foundation says the richest 20% of households will gain £225 on average from the income tax cuts announced yesterday, while the poorest 20% will get just £10 on average

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 Post subject: Re: Budget 2016
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:10 pm 
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A little bit of a tantrum in The Sun Says editorial:

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GEORGE Osborne’s new sugar tax is a bulk-buy multipack of full-fat cobblers. Its sole effect will be to make Sun readers’ shopping even more pricey.

We are astounded that, for all the other positives in the Budget, the Chancellor surrendered to the middle-class nanny state snobs trying to bludgeon the little people into changing what they eat and drink.

The Government pretends its levy will merely hit fizzy drink makers, not shoppers. This is dishonest.

Its own economic forecasters expect the full cost to be passed on. They even detail by how much, to the penny.

Even supporters of this bone-headed and un-Conservative tax admit it will hammer the poorest hardest. Equally unfairly, it will also hit healthy people who like the occasional Coke.

Yes, Britain has an obesity problem. This facile solution is not the answer. It has failed dismally elsewhere and will do so here.

In Mexico it cut average daily calorie intake by a minuscule percentage. Indeed the Tories had better hope it does fail, since they have allocated the predicted proceeds to funding school sport. If the tax deters everyone from buying sugary drinks it won’t earn a bean.

What will the Government then do? What’s its next unhealthy target? Chocolate? Cake? Bacon?

It is a shame this idiotic idea overshadowed a Budget otherwise generally positive for Sun readers.

Mr Osborne rightly rejected tax rises on fuel, beer and cider.

His corporation tax cut and rate relief for small businesses are hugely welcome.

So is the generous “Lifetime ISA” which promises to get a generation raised on credit into the habit of saving for old age.

It is good to see the tax-free allowance raised to £11,500 and half a million middle-earners lifted out of the higher-rate band.

We also applaud the tax break for those making a few bob on eBay or Airbnb, and at the other end of the scale a further, overdue crackdown on tax-dodging giants such as Google, Facebook and Starbucks.

There was the reek of Europhile panic about the Chancellor shamefully wheeling out the supposedly independent Office for Budget Responsibility to back his apocalyptic warnings about the risk of leaving the EU on June 23.

Forgive our scepticism. But this is the same outfit whose wild growth forecasts are comprehensively rewritten every four months.

And what of the economic risk to us staying in ...and adding millions more to our population through uncontrolled immigration?

In response to all this, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn barked incoherently like an angry street drunk. He has never looked more irrelevant.

Mr Osborne may see a sugar tax controversy as a good distraction from the gathering storm clouds and his declining growth figures — the Tories’ famed “dead cat” strategy.

We’re sorry to disappoint him. We’ll remember the growth figures.

And we’ll also recall how, pointlessly and on a whim, he hiked the price of fizzy drinks enjoyed by millions of low-paid people.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget 2016
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:13 pm 
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So the low-paid are, when confronted with cuts to services they need far more than the rich, told to lump it.

But when Coke gets taxed, it's an outrage.

Cheers, Roger Sun.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget 2016
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:16 pm 
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I thought George Osborne was a fan of coke?


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