Could we have a conservative party please?May 3, 2023 Tim WorstallPolitics14 CommentsOrange juice should be taxed and smoking banned, George Osborne has said. previousIssue cabbagesnextShoulda built the wall I guess 14 thoughts on “Could we have a conservative party please?” john77 May 3, 2023 at 8:49 am Is this the man who described a smaller budget deficit as “austerity”? Ah, that explains it Steve May 3, 2023 at 8:52 am The former chancellor also called for the sugar tax on soft drinks, which he introduced in 2016, to be expanded to cover fruit juice and milkshakes as well as biscuits and cakes Just Stop Eating. Bloke on M4 May 3, 2023 at 11:01 am I knew Cameron was a wrong ‘un when he was complaining about shops selling chocolate oranges instead of fruit before he was PM. That the rest of his party weren’t reaching for the piano wire told me about them, too. As much as leaving the EU, this was what attracted me to UKIP, that Farage seemed to be a lot more about leaving people alone. dearieme May 3, 2023 at 11:04 am Has Mr Osborne used his leisure time to master the intricacies of biochemistry or is he uncritically repeating something he saw in the papers? Steve May 3, 2023 at 11:15 am Do we need George Osborne? If so, what for? Boganboy May 3, 2023 at 11:19 am One could put him in the stocks next to a fruit seller Steve? Addolff May 3, 2023 at 12:32 pm In a round about way old George actually is being a conservative and suggesting a reduction in tax. No fags, no £10 Billion in tobacco duty plus an amount I haven’t been able to quickly find, of VAT. Of course, that isn’t what he said but it will be the inevitable consequence . Charly May 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm The valiant efforts of Winnie-the-Pooh have prevented the proposed tax on honey. Jimmers May 3, 2023 at 3:26 pm Addolff. I bet he’s not- the shortfall would be made up by increasing other taxes. TD May 4, 2023 at 1:53 am Is it realistic to think that anyone becomes a politicians with the notion of just leaving people be? Or do they all want to control, with the difference between the parties being what they want to control first. Boganboy May 4, 2023 at 5:46 am TD. No doubt my memories of many decades ago are influenced by the fact that I was so young. And even more gullible than I am now. However the main thrust of Bjelke-Peterson’s rule of Queensland seemed to be to reduce taxes. He seemed to want to encourage the maximum possible economic growth in order to reduce overall percentage of cash creamed off by the government. Of course he was a farmer. Would you do it that way, Jim?? Addolff May 4, 2023 at 6:00 am Heckler (but no doubt an MP) in the House yesterday during the debate on AI and it’s possible effect on employment: “We’ll all be made redundant”. Fucking good job. RichardT May 4, 2023 at 8:00 am Addolff said: “Heckler (but no doubt an MP) in the House yesterday during the debate on AI: “We’ll all be made redundant”. A ridiculous worry – since when was intelligence required to be an MP? rhoda klapp May 5, 2023 at 10:07 am Is he agin all packages that might contain orange juice? Like an orange? Leave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.