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By Bones McCoy
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Gove this morning on the telly: Vote today is definitely going ahead.


Does anybody else think Pob has been frozen out of the inner circle.

Meanwhile, Murdoch's other lackey has had a haircut.
By satnav
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Gove appears to be carefully manoeuvring himself to be in pole position in any leadership contest, in the cabinet meeting today he appears to have backed a longer extension to Brexit and put distance between himself from the Brexiteers in cabinet because he didn't join forces with the 14 cabinet ministers who were pushing for a 'no deal'. He probably realises that he needs the backing of remain Tory MPs if he wants to get into the top two in the ballot of MPs.
 
By Boiler
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Just heard him on The World Tonight, where he was followed by Barrie Gardiner who basically said "His answers are what you'd expect from someone posturing for leadership", and then Anne-Marie Morris.

I find Barrie Gardiner's voice unsettling, but her voice really, really grates. :evil:
 
By Boiler
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To answer my own question, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48571291:
"It would mean reducing the regulations which hold business back, cutting and reforming taxes - such as business rates - which put pressure on small businesses and undermine our high streets, using the opportunity of life outside the EU to look to replace VAT with a lower, simpler, sales tax," he added.
So we end up with the dumb model the Yanks use, where the price on the item is not the price you pay at the till because they add the bloody tax on at that point :evil:

And has Michael forgotten about Purchase Tax, where individual goods attracted different rates?
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By karlt
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Boiler wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:47 am
To answer my own question, from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48571291:
"It would mean reducing the regulations which hold business back, cutting and reforming taxes - such as business rates - which put pressure on small businesses and undermine our high streets, using the opportunity of life outside the EU to look to replace VAT with a lower, simpler, sales tax," he added.
So we end up with the dumb model the Yanks use, where the price on the item is not the price you pay at the till because they add the bloody tax on at that point :evil:

And has Michael forgotten about Purchase Tax, where individual goods attracted different rates?
Forgive ignorance, but isn't the former just a labelling issue - there's nothing surely inherent in a sales tax that requires items to be priced without tax?
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