Posts Tagged ‘ Westminster ’

Maximising the tax take

July 7, 2012
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So there is to be more tinkering with the tax laws to prevent the rich avoiding paying their way. No doubt the following day the accountants will be prodding at new loopholes to ensure that the mass of wealth remains in the pockets of those who are stashing huge amounts of it away. Perhaps it…

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New Politics

April 20, 2012
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There was an article in Friday’s Telegraph in which Peter Osborne asked is Politics on the verge of a breakdown? He goes on to say that one of the main reasons for voters turning away from the main parties is, to use George Galloway’s vernacular, that the big 3 mainstream parties are three cheeks of…

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Yes it is abuse!

March 10, 2012
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I am a few days behind in the news and still picking the bones out of the incredible hurt caused by Joan McAlpine to the seemingly hyper-sensitive Unionist family. Apparently abusive relationship metaphors are out. I have to find myself agreeing that Joan’s analogy is somewhat stretched and slightly misdirected. This is not a Scotland…

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An entertaining idea…

February 3, 2012
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Written a few weeks back but lost so here again my plan for a couple of years entertainment: Perhaps Lord Caithness, supported in principle by the Chief Defender of the Union, Lord Foulkes is right about some aspects of how and by whom the referendum on Scottish independence should be run. Foulkes believes (or believed…

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What I thought before