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Labour predicted to win Stafford in May 2015 General Election by .03% Majority

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Zhaine1989, Feb 22, 2015.

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Who are you planning to Vote for?

  1. Conservative - Jeremy Lefroy

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  2. Labour - Kate Godfrey

    32 vote(s)
    45.1%
  3. UKIP - Edward Whitfield

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Green - Mike Shone

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  5. National Health Action - Karen Howell

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    It may take more than making companies pay the tax they owe, but why should the man on the street be honest if the multinationals aren't? The amount spent on chasing very small amounts dwarfs the attempts to chase the huge ones, which makes nobody trust those in power.

    If I can avoid paying tax I will, until everyone is treated the same I fail to see any reason to volunteer money I'd quite like to keep. Shame I'm on PAYE at the moment so my options are limited!
     
  2. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    To seek Salvation and Redemption shy away from Bellicose

    John 29:76
     
  3. kyoto49

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    Some would consider paying tax the morally right thing to do. Of course, this should assume that the government of the day used it in the morally correct way..............!
     
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    I have no problem with people who think they have a moral right to reduce their tax bill if they believe that the Government mis-spends it. So long, of course, that every single penny that is due in tax instead goes directly to schools, road safety charities, hospitals, welfare charities... And all those other ways of paying for street lights, gritting, pothole repair, public transport, social care and all the other boring non-headline ways our taxes are spent.
     
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  5. tek-monkey

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    We don't have a moral government, so giving them our money cannot be the moral thing to do?
     
  6. tek-monkey

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    Its not so much that I believe I should reduce my tax bill, merely that I should get the same treatment as those allowed to avoid it. When there is a level playing field more people will trust politicians, until then **** them.
     
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    What we have in the tax avoidance/evasion/benefit fraud area at the moment, is a system which says it is OK, and legal, to remove large amounts of money from the public purse, yet it is still illegal to do it with small amounts.

    It's like saying that the speeding threshold in a 30mph limit is 36mph for a Kia Piccanto, but 236mph for a Rolls Royce.
     
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  8. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Just realised that Haughton is in Stone - poor fellows , absolutely wasted votes, no chance of SirBill ever losing his seat

    Same goes for Sandon and Gnosall :teef:

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  9. Display Name

    Display Name A few posts under my belt

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    Talking of tax avoidance or evasion, how is that the council is giving millions of our money to Jersey-based LXB?
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    This has been raised before, however, the response was less than.....erm.. well, yaknow... errr

    .......oh look its raining again
     
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    I never said that this would sort the country out. What I said was that this country's media reports very rarely on this subject compared to subjects like immigration. We are always getting reports of how much benefit cheats cost the country, yet this is a small amount compared to the tax that is owed.
     
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    £1 billion v £4 billion I'll let you work out which is tax evasion and benefit fraud.

    Benefit fraud is not always by the unemployed it covers all benefits.

    State pension is £74 billion out of welfare budget of £159 billion

    The £159 billion is made up of 13 benefits of which income support is £7 billion and housing £13 billion.

    Some of these other benefits are claimed by pensioners and people in employment.
     
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  13. tek-monkey

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    Yeah, but, err, Its the scroungers that dunnit!
     
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    I predict a Labour landslide.
     
  15. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    On that judgement I will have a monkey on the Tories
     
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    as long as milliband doesnt get in im not too fussed. I know theyre all liars and scumbags but ed milliband looks like hed push a granny under a train for a fiver. Hes a snivelling little cry baby and hes got a real stick up his arse. Theres somethjng just not quite right about him. He would be the worst thing to happen to this country since the demonic tony blair. could you imagine him doing foreign visits? He would be a massive embarrassment. Imagine putin pissing himself when tough talked by a bloke who still goes to bed with a teddy and a soft blanky. The man is a joke. Hes the offspring of am incestuous union between Mr Bean and walter the softie.
     
  19. John Marwood

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    Not fussed?

    Cretin

    Nobody is arguing that Miliband is arrogant and ignorant but Cameron is evil poisonous vindictive cruel and cares less about you than any living human being
     
  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Wrong lizard......

    Choice between a wasted vote and voting for someone I actively don't want is easy, vote wasted. If everyone else did the same maybe it wouldn't be a waste?
     

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