Saturday, March 22, 2008

Is Bullingdon Boris too rich for your blood?

A thinking voter's alternative perhaps? Here is a press release from the English Democrats:

English Democrats' London Nominations in progress

The English Democrats are standing a full slate of London Assembly candidates and Matt O’Connor is our Mayoral candidate in the London elections on May 1st this year.

Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats said: “I am delighted to confirm that Matt O’Connor’s nomination and the nominations of 23 candidates in our Party list have been handed in to the London Election Office. We are also in the process of doing the same with the nominations of our 14 London Assembly candidates”.

Christine Constable, Vice Chairman of the English Democrats said: “This is an exciting day in the history of the resurgence of English patriotism. For the first time 5½ million Londoners will get a chance to vote on England’s place in the devolutionary future of the UK.”

Matt O’Connor said: “ I am delighted to have this opportunity to represent the campaign for the fair representation and the fair treatment of England. I have always fought for Justice and now I am fighting for the best cause of all - Justice for England and for London, her capital!

I am fighting under the slogan:


Thursday, March 13, 2008

David Cameron Develops

From the moment it appeared likely David Cameron was in line to become leader of the Conservative Party, this blog has been scathingly critical and totally opposed.

It is therefore imperative that when signs are detected that our opinion might be about to change, we report that fact on this blog.

David Cameron's response to the Budget yesterday was hard-hitting, accurate and the first occasion where he appeared to rise towards the standard expected for Leader of the Opposition at this time of deep crisis for the Western world in its entirety and the British people in particular.

I do not know why, as Leader of the Party he chose to make this response rather than the increasingly inadequate appearing George Osborne, but it was again another well judged decision.

As the stock market falls this morning and the markets in London stir from their budget induced navel gazing of the past two days, we warned of the gathering storm clouds on another blog, Ironies Too, on Monday - we must trust that this apparent realisation of the scope and scale of the difficulties ahead will continue to be impressed upon the Tory leader.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Petition the Queen to reject Lisbon Treaty

Tax Cuts

I am posting this in response to the reports that Tories are now proposing increasing taxes on alcohol! The modern Conservative Party under Cameron and Osborne clearly does not understand Taxation and its pernicious results! Try this:

Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand.

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay £1.
The sixth would pay £3.
The seventh would pay £7.
The eighth would pay £12.
The ninth would pay £18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay £59.

So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by £20." Drinks for the ten now cost just £80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes, so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men, the paying customers?
How would they divide the £20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that £20 divided by six is £3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid £2 instead of £3 (33% savings).
The seventh now pay £5 instead of £7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid £9 instead of £12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid £14 instead of £18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid £49 instead of £59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before and the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the pub, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a Pound out of the £20, "declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got £10!"

"Yes, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a Pound, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get £10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, don't protect them against crime like in Great Britain, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.



Sunday, March 02, 2008

Only liars needed in Cameron's Conservative Party

Read the ticking off for a peer who dared speak the truth about the national disgrace that is the NHS, from here.