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New Labour Leadership

philc

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Outside rider, kept his power dry so to speak Dan Jarvis, I expect some here may have an opinion of him.
 
From Guido....


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....To insignificance, and beyond!
 
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Sir Keir Starmer is taken aback when he learns that no newspapers have been delivered and the internet connection is down. How can he formulate Labour policy without the MSM to tell him what it should be?
 
A pithy comment in the Grauniad this morning:

If you want better public services, everyone (not just some mythical billionaire class) will need to pay more tax.

But most people don't want to pay more tax. They broadly think the current balance of tax and spending is about right.

This isn't about the 'evil Conservatives' pulling the wool over everyone's eyes. Just today the Guardian website is lading with Labour criticising plans that would result in slightly higher council tax
(http://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/feb/21/middle-income-households-to-be -hit-by-2bn-council-tax-bombshell).

As the article states, teh average house in leafy Bath would have to pay £70 more a year. And the Labour Party are campaigning against this

The 'rich and ignorant' you decry might be a little closer to home for you than you're comfortable with...
 
Well he will not be paying any more tax whatever happens, that is for sure.
Time to remind ourselves of this little gem from a while back, I can't see this appearing on his CV.

And his own personalised pension scheme when leaving the job of DPP.
I have searched other Directors names back to 1991 and cannot find anything remotely like this one.

The Pensions Increase (Pension Scheme for Keir Starmer QC) Regulations 2013

These Regulations apply the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 to any pension payable under the pension scheme made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act 1972 for the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC.
www.legislation.gov.uk
www.legislation.gov.uk

Hardest game in the world, being a champagne socialist isn't it?
 
A pithy comment in the Grauniad this morning:

If you want better public services, everyone (not just some mythical billionaire class) will need to pay more tax.

But most people don't want to pay more tax. They broadly think the current balance of tax and spending is about right.

This isn't about the 'evil Conservatives' pulling the wool over everyone's eyes. Just today the Guardian website is lading with Labour criticising plans that would result in slightly higher council tax
(http://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/feb/21/middle-income-households-to-be -hit-by-2bn-council-tax-bombshell).

As the article states, teh average house in leafy Bath would have to pay £70 more a year. And the Labour Party are campaigning against this

The 'rich and ignorant' you decry might be a little closer to home for you than you're comfortable with...


My grandkids look at me with bewildered gazes when I mention I was paying 35% basic rate tax at their age
 

Blogg

LE
My grandkids look at me with bewildered gazes when I mention I was paying 35% basic rate tax at their age

The reason both my own and Mrs B's father worked in parts foreign for so many years along with many of their peers.

In 1978/79 40% tax kicked in at a massive £8k.
Dare to earn £20k? 75%
Over £24k? 83%

Oh and must not forget Investment Income Surcharge: 15% on top of that for "unearned" income, giving a 98% rate.
 
The reason both my own and Mrs B's father worked in parts foreign for so many years along with many of their peers.

In 1978/79 40% tax kicked in at a massive £8k.
Dare to earn £20k? 75%
Over £24k? 83%

Oh and must not forget Investment Income Surcharge: 15% on top of that for "unearned" income, giving a 98% rate.

Then along came Thatcher to make Britain great again
 
The reason both my own and Mrs B's father worked in parts foreign for so many years along with many of their peers.

In 1978/79 40% tax kicked in at a massive £8k.
Dare to earn £20k? 75%
Over £24k? 83%

Oh and must not forget Investment Income Surcharge: 15% on top of that for "unearned" income, giving a 98% rate.
Or according to an inflation calculator:

40% at £46,199
75% at £115,499
83% at £138,598

You can argue about the tax levels, but in relative terms the 40% rate isn't terrible
 

Themanwho

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Book Reviewer
Seeing how we have three years to go before the next general election I suppose all starmer can do is keep his powder dry and star getting a decent election strategy in place for when the whistle blows.

I dont thin that Boris will go for re election , have you seen the state of him now he's not smiling as much as he used to .
I couldn't disagree with you more. Very few PMs leave under their own volition; either the opposition gets in, or they are forced out by their own party; very few turn round and say, "Right, that's enough for me chaps, I'm off to my shepherds hut", and the few who do tend to go because of "events dear boy". He's weathered Brexit and the pandemic, and is currently the most popular party leader; unless something even more awful happens between now and the next election which can be laid at the PMs's feet, Boris will still be in No 10 at the next general election.
 

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
To be replaced by whom? Current Dep Leader, the fragrant Angeluh?

She's so far out of her depth she needs to be declared a hazard to shipping.

The only one who might be persuaded is the current First Citizen of Gratuh Manchestuh, Andy Burnham.

But his track record is not great - couldn't hold onto a Government portfolio for more than a year and, in the 2010 Leadership election, came a stunning 4th out of 5 candidates.

Politically, I suspect that he's Corbyn-lite though in a better suit.
My favourite moment of the Corbyn coronation was the look on Burnham's face when Jezza was anointed as the next Great Leader. He resembled a 4 year old who'd just been told his puppy had died and Christmas was cancelled, oh and by the way it's prunes and dogsh1t for tea; an expression of total dismay, and obviously not a clue how it had happened. Pure comedy gold.
 
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