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#3
This will be as much use as your mate coming back at dark o'clock saying,

'I've done £30 on booze, £75 on a tart, £40 on drugs, £5 on a kebab £7.50 on shopping for the week. Give me another £250.'

The only difference is you can say no to your mate.

This is as much use as the on-line petition crap, we might have a debate if enough people sign up. More flummery and flim-flam. Worthy of Blair and Campbell.
 

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#4
Can I move some of the money around, I'd like more on defence less on welfare.
 
#5
Hmmm. Is this more or less likely to encourage the mass of population to see themselves as a rabble of special interest groups, climbing over each other like so many lizards in a pit?

More likely I would think. Which would suit the people syphoning off the cream very nicely.
 
#9
The government should include a breakdown of the money they've also borrowed/printed on top, and also a breakdown of accumulating national debt by category...
 
#10
May I ask why this idea hasn't been put into practice long before now?
 

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#13
What a waste of time and money. Will it make any difference where we know it has been spent, we can't change it.
 
#14
What a waste of time and money. Will it make any difference where we know it has been spent, we can't change it.
I noted there was nothing there about how much was being given to subsides banks, and nothing about how much we subsidise supermarkets via the CAP. All this sort of thing does is encourage people to fight over how the goodies are shared out, rather than questioning who ultimately benefits from the system running as it does.
 
#16
May I ask why this idea hasn't been put into practice long before now?
becasue it will cost money, the information is already easily avaliable on the treasury website and the breakdowns suffer badly from "lies, dam lies &* statistics" (eg whilst ~1/3 is spent on welfare about half of that is the state pension)
 
#17
What a piss poor presentation of data, has Osborne and his army of overpaid consultants never heard of a graph?

So health, pensions and schools are the big ticket items, the first two will inevitably rise as the population ages and the elderly do tend to vote Tory so tjis is what you would expect.

I'm a little surprised that even at the miserly rates UK Bru is so trivial in comparison given the high rate of longterm unemployment, are the Brit's really spending about the same on Green boondoggles?
 
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#19
If I don't believe politicians when their lips are moving, can someone please explain to me why I should believe them when they write to me?
 
#20
A bit like where you TV licence money goes, you don't agree with it but nothing you can do about it.
 

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