Labours Magic Money Tree

This alleged proof of Labours sense just convinces me they are actually as mad as a box of frogs. Ignoring that a “fat cat” tax is to my mind immoral, and that reducing inheritance tax isn’t a give away it’s letting people do what they like with their own money – unless you think that everything you own belongs to the state at the moment of your death. Charging VAT on private schools is also daft as people going to private schools are still paying in taxation for state schools they’re not using, the more people that pay for private … Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn joined up thinking

As Mr Corbyn seems to be terribly popular amongst many people I know and the wider populace this bit of joined up thinking of his has left me terrible amused. It seems that Mr Corbyn is all for re-opening old coal pits “When asked by the BBC whether harnessing more coal would mean reopening North pits, he said: “Where you can re-open pits, yes, and where you can do clean burn coal technology, yes. “I think we can develop coal technology. Let’s do so because energy prices around the world are going up. Open cast mining is not acceptable, deep … Continue reading

Taxes…how much?!

What with various incidents in the news and my upcoming annual bonus (strictly performance related) I’ve been thinking about tax of late. This is normally something I avoid thinking about as the numbers normally annoy me no end, and from the few years where I had to do self assessments the paper work is even worse. With the Occupy crowd being forced to realise the difference between a right to protest and trespass, it was beholden on our glorious government to carry on with the Bank bashing. It seems that if your a bank keeping the law isn’t enough if … Continue reading