As usual, they\’re wittering along without paying a blind bit of notice to the real world outside their windows.
Houses are taxed too little
Property tax as a percentage of total tax collected by the country.
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So property is taxed too little in the country which taxes it most then, eh?
…ask the self-employed to start paying their fair share of national insurance.
Note that last word: insurance. A goodly part of the NI payment is insurance against becoming unemployed. As the self-employed cannot claim dole then they should, of course, be paying less for the insurance which does not provide them with dole if they become unemployed.
There was a time when I thought that those who write these sorts of pieces, the leader writers, the editors guiding their young bright minds as to what to say, were pushing the party line, regardless of facts.
Now that I\’ve done a stint in London, mixing with the Lobby, trying to get our party line into the papers, talking to the sort of people who write these pieces, I\’ve changed my mind.
No, they\’re not evil or manipulative, they\’re simply ignorant.
They just do not know what is going on in the world around them.