Hmmmm... by Zeb

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Complete moron or cynical liar?

Or being a politician....just both! :D

Posted 10 Apr 2012, 08:12 #1 

Anyone who believes that Osborne was not aware of the identities of those whose tax returns he saw, or who believe that he was 'surprised that people had tax avoidance measures', is naive in the extreme. It appears that Bullingdon, although producing strangely gifted alumnae, does not endow them with the ability to dissemble in any beleivable way. You'd think they'd know.

It's all yet another smokescreen to divert attention from some truly appalling gaffes the government is making lately.

Prediction: Before the end of the year, or at the very latest before the next budget, it will be announced that all state pensions will be paid net of tax at the basic rate (currently paid gross - assuming no tax liability as many recipients have no other income to take into account when assessing tax liability and pension rates are below threshholds). This of course will reduce the pensions bill to the Exchequer by at least 20% at a stroke, leaving recipients to rely on HMRC to get their tax codes right. We've all heard that song before. If this doesn't happen, all can queue to watch me eat all eight of my hats. Unseasoned.

Posted 10 Apr 2012, 10:22 #2 

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Bearing in mind the incomes of some of our MPs and ministers (NOT including their parliamentary salary), I wonder how many of them are now just a tad concerned at Osborne's utterance :lol:

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 10 Apr 2012, 11:32 #3 

Bloke next door might be

"Don't think of them as problems, think of them as opportunities."
"OK, I think I've hit an insurmountable opportunity!"


Posted 10 Apr 2012, 12:40 #4 

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Soooooooo, they can get away without having to help the economy but pensioners have to. God help us all

Posted 10 Apr 2012, 19:10 #5 

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Bermudan 75
Always wondered how Jack Straw, a Labour MP, you know working class, has a wine collection valued at £600,000 ?

Posted 10 Apr 2012, 19:31 #6 

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If the ordinary working man (okay, he's self employed) gets caught fiddling his tax he'll not be so lucky as to be anonymised.

Posted 10 Apr 2012, 23:30 #7