Clegg - Tax the wealthy

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  1. What is the point of this useless fart? Just back off holiday he launches himself into the fray with this sort of pronouncement: BBC News - Wealthy should pay more tax, says Nick Clegg

    Some wishy-washy Liberal woman was interviewed on Radio 4 this morning about it - she professed to being the Treasurey bod for the Liberals and she knew absolutely **** all about the stirrings of her beloved leader's addled mind.

    What quicker way would there be to completley snuff out any hope of this country recovering than by penalising the very folk who are largely keeping it afloat in the first place? Knob.

    Methinks it is time to sack Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister, and see what happens next.
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  2. What's the point in levelling new taxes at the wealthy? They'll just find a way to dodge them like they do already!
    Probably a better idea just to make them pay the taxes we have in place at the moment.
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  3. I think he's just saying anything to get himself noticed now, a-la Gordon Broon toward the end.
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  4. Conference season soon, so he needs something, anything, to rally the troops.
  5. It'll be like a scene from League of Gentlemen I fear.

    "You know I've got this gun don't you!? Now I'm gonna speak, and you're gonna clap!"
  6. What is the point of a Deputy Prime Minister anyway?
  7. Perhaps it's more a case of sheer panic at the thought of what's likely to happen to the Lib Dems at the next election. Since entering coalition with the Tories, they've lost a lot of their left wing to Labour, including Arrse's own Whet/Sven (does anybody know if he's still alive?).

    The Lib Dems have been trailing UKIP and, with no House of Lords to get elected to, rather a lot of them are likely to be joining Lembit Opik on the z list celebrity circuit in a couple of years. The peasants are revolting and Cleggy knows it.

    Taking a leaf out of Labour's book, he appears to be trying to rally the troops before a common enemy - the evil rich. Be interesting to see if anybody manages to ask Nick a few questions about his new policy wheeze:-

    How many people would he like to see forced to sell their homes because of this?

    Will MPs be exempt from this tax, as they are exempt from other property taxes?

    Labour introduced confiscatory tax policies in the 1970s. It was a catastrophe. Where does Nick think Dennis Healy went wrong?

    There has been a 50% increase in French applicants for banking jobs in London since Comrade Hollande stated he would impose 75% tax rates. How would Nick prevent that happening in the UK?

    Answers on a postcard to the Home for Bewildered Matelots in Portsmouth.
  8. On its way.
  9. Someone to whom Clegg can request advice from ?
  10. It was a cunning plan to get the Lib Dims on board so they felt they had some control over the train set.
    This is not the cleverest plan Clegg has come up with amd all it does is bring the Con Lib relationship into more of a focus, its not working.
  11. No, there can't be two of them!
  12. That's the plan, it's a Frog invasion, something must be done of Mayfair will stinking of garlic, all the soft cheese will disappear from Harrods and even a Saudi prince won't be able to find a rent boy for love or money. All key Lib-Dem priorities.
  13. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    Perhaps we could have a verb: "to Clegg".

    It could replace the proverb: "an empty pitcher makes the most noise".

  14. Baaaaaaa Bloody foreigners. Coming over here and nicking all our rent boys etc etc
  15. So taxing the uber-wealthy is more likely to work, than say, not pissing billions up against the wall in "benefits"? As already pointed out, very rich people can afford luxuries like accounts, offshore bank accounts and the like. They also have the option to leave taking substantial amounts of their taxable income with them in many cases.