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Rosemary

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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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BlueDaisy

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Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 10:11:44 am »
Shocking :o

loosey

  • Joined May 2010
  • Cornwall
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 10:17:30 am »
:(

Has anyone seen 'V For Vendetta' ?! I vote for that way!!

morri2

  • Joined Jun 2008
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 12:50:35 pm »
OMG! Bring on the next election!!

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
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    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 01:15:26 pm »
You assuage, reassure, conciliate, emote. Then you shaft us.




good old government NOT  ??? ??? ??? ::) :o

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 04:43:43 pm »
Do you think Nick and Vince know about this? Surely not, or they'd take their ba' and go hame.

Maybe someone should tell them  :o

katie

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • worcs
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 05:34:41 pm »
This is The Grauniad we're talking about. Not exactly unbiased, is it? ::)

kingnigel

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Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 06:19:55 pm »
biased or not, my taxes are going up and well you have read the rest

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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    • North Fife Blog
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 02:24:57 pm »
Am I surprised  ??? ??? not really  :&>

JD

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Glasgow
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 08:40:46 pm »
You know that old saying, 'be careful what you wish for'. There were plenty on this site who wanted this government. The Tory millionaires could never feel the pain of the the vast majority of us who remember the Thatcher years where the rich got richer and the poor got poorer and the divide between the two got wider. And true to form the first cuts of this government are child benefits, rent allowances for the low paid and unemployed and student grants. No mention of higher taxes for the millionaires or those avoiding tax or those bankers bonuses. Thatcher was the Tory with the iron glove Cameron is the Tory who wears a velvet glove with an iron fist. Time for Scotland to break free.
Apologies to those Tas'ers outside UK for the rant.
JD

Rosemary

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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 09:30:00 pm »
I'm with you all the way JD. Roll on 5th May - if the SNP get a majority, at least we might get our referendum at last.

Norfolk Newby

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • West Norfolk, UK
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2011, 05:02:09 pm »
I know this is going a bit off-topic but the news today is that part of Barclays (the investment bank bit) has 25,000 employees who's average (AVERAGE!) salary is over £200,000 pa. Obviously some of these people get a 'normal' wage but it shows what the income of the others is like. And this is before they get their annual bonus!

At the same time, these banks, which have so screwed up this country, have to pay their staff these enormous salaries and gigantic bonuses just to keep the best staff. If the best they can get can still bankrupt the whole island then we are better off without them.

The other item is the tax paid by these banks. The figures for Barclays is that they pay about £2 billion pa tax which sounds good but their bonus fund for this year is £2.3 billion. So the fat cats get more than the country does.

All this at a time when we desperately need more manufacturing and farming businesses which can't get essential funding from the banks. I know the banks are worth more than manufacturing to the economy but you can understand why when they won't lend on anything other than exorbitant rates when the Bank of England rate is at it's lowest ever in our history.

It all stinks
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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Read this and weep
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 05:20:09 pm »
that's the bottom line  :P :&>

 

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