HOW it chills the blood to listen to an allegedly Conservative Prime Minister speak so casually about climbing taxes.
“There will be a need to raise some money from people,” Theresa Might says of a plan to provide the NHS an additional £20billion a yr by 2023. “The key thing is that people want to know any money that goes in is going to be spent effectively.”
If solely the PM had informed us that her beneficiant present to the NHS was from all of us
No, Theresa — the important thing factor is that your Tory Authorities is all the time so bloody beneficiant with someone else’s cash.
A report by the TaxPayers’ Alliance confirms that the tax burden on this nation is now at its highest for almost 50 years.
The final time Brits have been squeezed like this, Labour’s Harold Wilson was puffing his pipe on the steps of 10 Downing Road.
Might’s plans to provide the NHS a pretty 70th birthday current strike me as no totally different from Labour and their magic cash tree.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have forgotten that the Tories are purported to be the celebration of low taxation
Why cease at £20billion a yr, Theresa? Why not £50billion? Or £100billion?
The Tories and Labour are each eager to point out how compassionate they’re, by making a gift of any person else’s cash.
And it’s grotesque advantage signalling that doesn’t give even a passing thought to the truth of the day by day struggles of working households.
Doesn’t Theresa Might get it? Doesn’t her previous penny-pinching glumbucket of a Chancellor, Philip Hammond?
Not because the days of Harold Wilson has the tax burden on the British public been as nice as it’s at the moment
Is that this Tory Authorities actually so clueless concerning the values it’s meant to symbolize? The Tories are presupposed to be the celebration for hard-working grafters, the get together of working-class aspiration and the social gathering of LOW taxation.
Right here is the idea, Theresa — the extra of your cash the Authorities lets individuals keep, the more durable they work and the extra tax income will increase.
That’s when the Authorities will get to spend the cash as it sees match — together with pouring extra money into the bottomless pit of the NHS.
However the extra a Authorities taxes the individuals, the extra it removes the motivation to graft.
What’s the single biggest incentive to get individuals to work onerous, earn extra money, pay extra taxes and enrich the Treasury?
It’s HOME OWNERSHIP.
Individuals yearn to personal their very own house. As Margaret Thatcher understood, nothing provides you a stake in society like proudly owning your personal residence.
Maggie knew — in her lower-middle-class blood, in her shopkeeper’s daughter bones — that nothing compels you to work lengthy hours like having a mortgage on a house you’ll be able to name your personal.
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It’s referred to as working-class aspiration, and Might and Hammond wouldn’t recognise it if Larry the 10 Downing Road cat dropped it on the welcome mat.
Thatcher opened the floodgates to house possession like no Prime Minister earlier than or since. However lengthy earlier than Maggie, anybody on this nation might personal their very own residence in the event that they have been prepared to place within the hours. And I do imply anybody.
My dad was a greengrocer and my household so poor that for the primary 5 years of my life we lived above the store the place my dad labored. However my previous man had part-time jobs driving a lorry and dealing in a market and ultimately he scraped collectively sufficient cash for a deposit on the little home on the Billericay prairie, the place I grew up and the place my mother and father lived till they died.
My father wouldn’t be capable of personal his own residence as we speak, not even when he labored himself into an early grave. After eight years of clueless Tory authorities, residence possession is now an unimaginable dream.
Younger adults within the UK at the moment can solely dream of turning into householders
For younger couples beginning a household, the property ladder might be perpetually past their attain, regardless of how exhausting they graft. So inform me, Theresa — why the hell ought to that younger couple ever vote Tory?
For all their infinite blather concerning the housing disaster, Might and her horribly out-of-touch Tories present no signal that they’re really conscious the decline in residence possession is a nationwide tragedy.
If Might needs extra money to throw on the NHS, why doesn’t she get it from our grotesquely bloated overseas help finances?
This week it was revealed that UK overseas assist is at present funding 100 tasks in China, the booming nation that is on track to develop into the financial powerhouse of the 21st Century.
A few of these Chinese language tasks are in Africa, so that means the poor previous British taxpayer is being obliged to fund Chinese language tasks in Africa. In what universe is that not insane?
Certainly a really Tory Prime Minister must be diverting the £14 billion wasted in overseas help to our collapsing NHS?
Throwing the taxpayer’s cash at loony improvement schemes shouldn’t be generosity or compassion. It isn’t the signal of a humanitarian superpower.
It’s the coverage of a nation that is stark-raving mad, a nation that treats its hard-working taxpayers like a cashpoint machine that never runs dry.
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Why hit the British taxpayer for extra tax and let the likes of Starbucks get away with homicide?
It’s the behaviour of the bankrupt man who insists on shopping for a drink for everybody within the pub.
And whereas this Tory Authorities squeezes British taxpayers like we haven’t been squeezed for half a century, a mammoth company like Starbucks will get away with homicide, paying simply £four.5million of tax on income of £162million — an efficient tax fee of round 2.eight per cent. A pleasant tax fee if you will get it.
Theresa Might as soon as apprehensive individuals thought the Tories have been the nasty social gathering. Don’t fret, Theresa — these
days we don’t even assume you’re Tories.
- 1 Never thoughts the bulkiness
- 2 I’m hating Brussels spouts
- 3 Strictly talking, the professionals make the present
- 4 The yoke’s on you
- 5 Courtney blimey!
- 6 Play truthful, Cerys
Never thoughts the bulkiness
Feeling rotten…former Intercourse Pistol John Lyden appears a bit glum (and a bit Tweedle Dum)
WAS that actually John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Intercourse Pistols, taking over three seats on the baggage carousel at LAX?
At first look I took John to be the Michelin Man in his jim-jams.
Punk’s not lifeless. It simply can’t contact its toes any extra.
I’m hating Brussels spouts
EU LEADERS need the UK to have a second referendum and to keep on having referendums till we provide you with the outcome they need.
How about the perfect out of 5, mein herr?
EU Brexit negotiator (or bully) Michel Barnier in full stick-it-to-the-UK stream
You possibly can’t assist noticing that inside dwelling reminiscence most of those EU nations have been invaded, occupied, and had the expertise of somebody’s jackboot pressed towards their throat.
Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Belgium, all of Japanese Europe – they’ve all needed to bend the knee and tug their forelock to deeply disagreeable fascist or communist regimes.
They don’t perceive the British, who haven’t skilled the humiliation of invasion and occupation for one thousand years.
The British have a reverence for democracy.
It’s merely not shared by the bullies in Brussels.
They don’t perceive that the votes of 17.4million individuals MUST be honoured.
As a result of on the subject of democracy, the EU has nonetheless obtained its L-plates on.
Strictly talking, the professionals make the present
STRICTLY Come Dancing’s professionals are banding collectively to battle the BBC for a pay rise. They’ve a case.
Unmissable Strictly motion with Katya Jones and Ed Balls
The judges are on between £150,000 and £250,000 whereas the sad hoofers get £50,000 after placing in ten-hour days.
The merciless fact about Strictly is that no one is greater than the present.
If Sir Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman can depart and haven’t any impression, Strictly can survive and thrive with out anybody.
However Katya Jones, to provide a basic instance, turned a boring no-hoper like Ed Balls into compelling prime-time leisure.
The professional dancers mud the present with magic.
Who else goes to pay the Strictly judges £250,000 a yr to take a seat and sneer?
The yoke’s on you
SUPERMARKET Iceland is flogging the last word comfort meals – ready-made scrambled eggs in a bag, salt and pepper already added.
Iceland is promoting scrambled eggs for time poor (or simply cannot be bothered) clients
However in case you are too thick and lazy to scramble your personal eggs, how will you ever get that packet open?
BRITISH schoolgirl Courtney Hadwin, 14, was extensively tipped to win America’s Received Expertise after her soulful singing drew comparisons with Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.
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Brit teen Courtney wowed Americas Obtained Expertise audiences, however ended the competition in sixth place
Disappointingly, Courtney returns to her residence in County Durham after solely coming sixth in Thursday’s ultimate. I wouldn’t fear an excessive amount of about it, Courtney.
One Path solely got here third on The X Think about 2010 they usually went on to do all proper.
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We will not wait to free ourselves of the mobsters who run the EU
Play truthful, Cerys
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Cerys Matthews – truthful play, says Tony Parsons
BBC presenter Cerys Matthews, 49, says she avoids enjoying the music of musicians who went to public faculty.
This ignores the primary regulation of nice music, as outlined most eloquently by Ian Brown of The Stone Roses: “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at.”