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Instead of a regressive and unfair Mansion Tax, The government should implement a capital Capital Gains tax with taper relief on ALL properties including main residences. Many property speculatorsregister out of a property for 6 months then flip it in order to avoid paying CGT. Iimposing a Capital Gains tax with taper relief, reducing to Nil for properties held over 5 years has the added advantage of preventing property bubbles from coming back and at the same time pluging a hole in this tax avoidance scheme.
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He also is experienced in breaking the law. He used the M4 bus lane which he created in order to whizz past the commuters who paid the bill to employ him and to build that useless lane
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He can star by allowing hard working people to increase their tax free allowance base by the cost of their season tickets to get to work. The situation becomes rediculous when people are paying more to go to work than what they are able to earn!
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How many Labour Spin Doctors attended cabinet and Cobra meetings at No 10 during the Labour years. let alone a simple meeting where no national security issues were discussed? They then went on to write books about their experience. Alastair Campbell is not the first or last through Labour's revolving door to No 10. Labour and the Guardian newspaper have systematically attacked every member of this current cabinet in a futile attempt to weaken the government. Fox is an asset to the UK and our party. We should ignore this drivel and allow him to continue with the work he has been undertaking to keep our armed forces together despite the huge mismanagement of contracts under labour. Why no investigate who benefitted from all those overpriced procurement contracts under labour. Which have resulted in the need to make all the current cuts in the defence budget?
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We can't afford to have the defence department that we should have. We are broke! We are cutting back on every area of our public spending, and rightly so. What priorities hould we have? Defence? Education? Health? Benefit system? Without security, we can't have the rest. But where to get the funds? The irony is that when times are good and we can afford a Rolls Royce defence system, the world is usually at peace. But when times are difficult, the world erupts into warfare. How then can we beef up our defence? Abandon the nuclear missiles? But it is the actual submarines and not the tridents that are the major cost. Scrap the sumarine building program or even a slight delay means making the builders redundant and losing the skills forever. Our government is facing tough choices thanks mainly to the reckless handling of our economy by Gordon Brown and Ed Balls. It is time to give them support our cabinet and stop bashing them. We did not start the Arab Spring but must deal with worst of it before get even more refugees on our doorstep. We can't afford not to intervene
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This is an unfair tax. Many people living in higher valued properties worked all their lives, paid their tax and their mortgage and are now retired. Why should they lose their home because its value increased while they worked and then once they retired and their income level is drastically reduced, their liquid investments have declined due to inflation and poor investment markets. Their properties were bought with taxed money. This is double taxation at its worst. It does not reflect the local sevices provided to residents, rather the politics of envy.
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My personal experience of trying to join a local association was no response to my indication of interest. I think decided to send in my cheque with a letter detailing my address etc... Still no Response. Am waiting to see if my cheque is processed! It is disgraceful.
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It all sounds promissing. However the most important question is: How many of the people polled as voting NO will actually come out and vote vs. How many of those polled as voting Yes will actually vote. I suspect a higher percentage of those who Polled Yes will actually vote and that is what matters in the end! I hope th No Voters realise how important this is historically and actually vote. This is our EEC moment.
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comming from the mouthpiece of the Bolshevik broadcasting corporation.
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Indeed, Can Milliband name one single policy brought in by the Coallition that has squeezed the Middle Earners? (excluding VAT increase) The reason the Middle is squeezed is that Labour have pinched and pinched and pinched. They robbed the Savings They Robbed the Pension Funds and they Robbed the income. You can increase the tax on the rich as mush as you like and it would not make an iota of difference. The Rich have sheltered their income. They will stay in the UK without paying a penny more in taxes.It pays to do so, whereas it is not cost effective for middle earners to do so....Yet. I wish that Milliband would stop spouting drivel. It is actuall hillarious to hear him say that Middle earners have seen a decline in the earnings in the last TWO years....We have only been in for 9 months. SO who is accountable for the rest of that period????
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The government has a duty to evacuate civil servants (diplomats and their families) who are in Libya on official government business. Why should the government be held accountable for evacuating British Citizens, without a sense of decency, who chose to work in a country like Libya, turning a blind eye to all the atrocities of the Libyan regime over the last 20 years including the Lockerbie bombing, because of personal greed? These people have not paid taxes in the UK while they have been working abroad, yet they expect the British taxpayer to bail them out? Over and above that, the situation has been brewing for over 3 weeks, yet these people chose to stay in Libya in the hope they can continue to earn their high tax free salaries. I heard one winger complain that the Ambassador was not at the airport to greet them and smooth their way!!! The British Ambassador and the British Embassy is not a “concierge service” they have work to do beside meeting and greeting greedy self-centred citizens. Every person evacuated at the taxpayers’ expense should be made to pay the cost. I bet if they knew in advance that they would have to pay , they would find camels to get out of the country and then the cheapest flights back.
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The minute he changes his rosette we can put up a decent candidate in his constituency and he would be out of his cushy digs.
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The Labour party are welcome to him. He fits right in with the abusive Mr Brown. He is perpetuating the lie that the coallition are making deep cuts to serve his own purposes. Those Conservatives on this site should stop perpetuating this falsehood. The Coallition is not Cutting spending, the are cutting the rate of increase in spending which was spiralling out of control. And for those with a short term memory, Here is a reminder of the character of this man: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1563667/Tory-MP-Andrew-Pelling-arrested-over-assault.html "Andrew Pelling, 48, the MP for Croydon Central, was held after police received a complaint from his 26-year-old wife Lucy. (note the age gap).... Pelling married Lucy Slaytor, his second wife, in November last year after the pair began an affair whilst he was carrying out his election campaign. He is reported to have ended his 14-year marriage with his first wife Sanae Umeda Pelling, the mother of his three children, whilst she was visiting her dying father in Japan."
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ROAD WORKS....Londoners are fed up of road works. Boris promissed to address them. Even though he did not have the power to do so. The overnment have now given him the power. This must be addressed as a matter of urgency.
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Indeed he is the enemy within and sleezy as well with his dodgy fraudulent expense claims. When are the police gong to investigate hi expenses? Thank God for rational moderate Muslims like Sayeeda Warsi, Lord SHeikh, Syed Kamall MEP and Nadeem Zahawi MP, who are working hard to bring Muslims into mainstream Britain, instead of being isolated on the fringes like the Labour politicians wish. By Isloating the Muslims in Britain Labour is then able to divide and rule. A very dirty game of politics. In the end you reap what you sow.
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Realy? Well Done? David Davis, the man of the people who was photographed the night he lost the leadership election leaving Cipriani in a taxi with a girl on his lap heading towards Annabels. David Davis is not a man of the people, David Davis cares about david davis and that's it! If he truely cared about the people who worked hard to pay taxes he would not have resigned in a grand stand and caused a silly and unneccessary by election which cost time and money just to prove a point. This is indeed sour grapes.
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He is right. on a hot summer night life can be hell in London if you live under the flight path. One flight per minute landing upto and past 11pm almost every night. London properties existed before any airport was ever built. This is not nimbi-ism. There is no space for a world class airport at Heathrow. It is time we built a new airport. The UK taxpayer does not need to pay a penny towards it. The new world airlines would be extremely eagre to build a new world class airport where they can be allocated proper slots. Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Air.... Major development companies such as Imar can also fund. They built cities in the sea in Dubai, they can build an airport in an estuary.
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It's time these councils went back to basics. Instead of printing glossy magazines that fill our dumpsters, we want our rubbish collected. When will our local councils wake up and realise that our tax money is not their right. We pay taxes in order to receive services. It is not the council's job to be philanthropic with our money. The government does an excellent job squandering our money as it is. We the tax payers should have a say at least on a local level. Well done Eric Pickles for giving us a voice and ensuring that council profligacy is exposed. Labour squeezed us till we squeaked....Well we are squeezing back now!
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And why do you think either the Conservatives or the Lib Dems could win this seat. The biggest gainers in this seat in the last election were BNP. +4.4% they are now the alternative for Labour votes! We live in interesting times.
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Bottled water is a total rip off. Why can't they drink filtered tap water like the rest of us?
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You have your maths wrong. £21,000 is what it is proposed that these rents be REDUCED TO. They are currently receiving £1000- £2000 per week rent subsidy. That is £52,000 to £104,000 a year (that is after tax money). Let’s see how Red Ed spins that one. There are 70,000+ families in London alone who are receiving over £21,000 per year in rent benefit. And the number on higher rent is staggering. There are at least 5000 in one of the councils. It is obscene that the average family on £20,000 - £30000 have to pay 20% tax to keep these people in luxury. It takes the full salary of 5-6 families just to pay the rent and that is gross not net of tax.
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We would save more than £140 billion if we left the union. We would no longer have to hand over 1% of all VAT collected in the UK. We would no longer have to pay benefits, Housing, Education, Health... to EU Citizens who are in this country but who are not working and contributing to the Tax base. We could import cheaper goods from our Commonwealth allies......
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Totally Agree. There is no need to completely overturn all our systems of government in one fell swoop. Let us deal with one thing at a time starting with dealing with the stupid AV referendum. We want honest politicians not gerymandering of the political system
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Again with the nepotism in the Labour Party. Don't they have any talent? Yvette Cooper & Ed Balls •Angela Eagle & Maria Eagle And very interesting the fact that they don't have any confidence in their pevious Chancellor Darling. If they felt they were doing such a great job on the economy, where is he?
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In constituencies where Merlin has been implemented there have been huge problems rolling over the membership from Blue Chip. This aspect of Merlin had been ignored pre-election as CCHQ was concentrating on getting the campaigning aspect right. They have now promised to devote their efforts to fixing the problems with the membership side. We have had many people tell us that they have had a standing order or direct debit mandate in place for years and have not cancelled it, yet they do not appear as members. May I suggest that you follow up with your local constituency office just to ensure they actually have your details on their membership list?
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