Strivers vs shirkers? Give me a break. Most people are neither. Most people don’t want to set up a business of their own. Most people just want a decent job, some security, and the promise that government will try and make things a little easier than they used to be. A square go for the ordinary bloke, so to speak.
So what does Liam Fox talk about? Inheritance tax and capital gains tax! Heckuva way of showing how “in touch” you are! Perhaps the inheritance tax threshold should be increased. But it is difficult to see how the person benefitting from the inheritance has really earned it. It certainly does not seem to require much “hard work” of the sort praised by Dr Fox. Similarly, I doubt scrapping Capital Gains Tax is the kind of policy liable to prove popular or demonstrate this is a government sympathetic to the struggles of the ordinary man or woman.
I suppose the Prime Minister could take Dr Fox’s advice. Perhaps Mr Cameron fancies leading the Tories to an historic defeat.
new puritan wrote:Alex Massie's been on good form over the last couple of days.
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/alex-massi ... ic-defeat/
Littlejohn's brain wrote:Why the hell have sections of the press let Fox off the hook over his crooked behavior?
smod wrote:Massie's a libertarian right? He has written some really good stuff in the past. However, I don't agree with everything he writes.
Abernathy wrote:Well, if the Tories by some miracle do elect Fox as their leader - another tosser of a right wing ideologue with a personality vaccum, it's large ones all round. I'd be more than happy with a re-run of IDS's car crash leadership.
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