Sunday, 20 April 2008


If like me, you are one of the lower paid in this country who earn their money, do not have children, do not claim benefits and try to maintain yourself without being a drain on your fellow tax-payers, please feel free to print off these pictures and throw darts at them. There are 5.4 million of us.

Who in their wildest dreams would have thought that a Labour Government would increase the tax-burden on Britains poorly paid whilst decreasing the tax-burden on the wealthy as a result of abolishing the 10% tax band?

I enjoyed the man on the right visibly squirming on the Andrew Marr show this morning as he tried to defend his 'boss' ' decision last year to remove the 10% tax band this April. Whilst I do not subsribe to a redneck view spotted on a bumper sticker recently. "IF YOU CAN'T FEED 'EM, DON'T BREED 'EM", the controlling nature of this Government prevents it from grasping the simple fact that you do more for the poorly paid by letting them hang on to a greater proportion of their earnings than making them dependant benefit claimants and reliant on the state.

Some are predicting that this could be this Government's equivalent of the Tories Poll Tax debacle and lose them the next election. I for one hope so, even if that means we lose Stephen Ladyman in Thanet South in the process.

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