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- One good thing about the Tory manifesto
- Draw your own conclusions
- Full employment at any cost?
- Brexit … the great divorce
- Proportional representation and tactical voting
- The truth behind the Tory propaganda
- Why it is right to reverse the increase in Inheritance Tax threshold.
- It is time to cut VAT.
- Why public ownership makes sense
- Why we need more council houses
Tag Archives: Austerity
The one good thing that I have discovered from the Tory manifesto is an increased empathy with the writers of the psalms. They clearly had their own Tory party in power. Psalm 10 reads: “Why, Lord, do you stand far … Continue reading
Here is some data. It should be more powerful than rhetoric. Draw your own conclusions…
VAT is a tax on what we spend. Everybody has to pay VAT at the same rate, rich and poor alike. The following chart shows which parties have changed the basic rate of VAT since its introduction by the Conservative … Continue reading
If I need some basic repairs carrying out on my car or my house, I know that the cheapest way to get the repairs done is to do it myself. It is faster and easier and cheaper. Why should it … Continue reading
The chart below shows the income distribution in the UK (latest figures available from government statistics) and the corresponding amount that you can borrow if you have a 10% deposit (using the Halifax building society mortgage calculator). Two thirds of … Continue reading
Here is a tale of the exploitation, told from the point of view of a young single girl trying to find a home…. but it has a hopeful ending.
If the government makes ‘savings’ of £1million, what does it actually save? Well, by savings we mean job cuts, and almost all of the job cuts are from lowly paid workers. A person on (say) £12000 a year will pay … Continue reading
It’s not complicated. Jesus said “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me.” And what are His commandments? “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all … Continue reading