Much is being said about the latest tax avoidance scandal- the Panama Papers.
But anybody with a little political and economic nous will already know the wealthy believe taxes are for the poor, not them.
You will already know they pay top tax lawyers to avoid as much as they can.
Who remembers the 1970s, when multi-millionaires were receiving tax demands for 90% of their earnings?
Well I say GOOD! Perhaps if we tax them at 90%, after their schemes to avoid as much as they can, we might actually get the 40% the Tories have set for the highest earners..
This, I suspect will lead to people with well paid jobs, unable to do their particular work due to illness being forced into lower paid jobs they are capable of doing.
Employers should realise they may start to lose their best, most experienced employees and face the cost of retraining a new employee.
This is a true shocking account of a young persons visit to their GP recently. Sadly it’s true and I’m hoping that most GPs are refusing to implement this.
I’m going to call this person X. It’s quite appropriate because that as I see it is how this government sees most vulnerable people in this country. This government has a great disdain for the poor, sick and vulnerable indeed I have been quoted in the past as saying that this is a war against the poor and those in need. This is another tactic that they want to employ.
Many times now this Tory government has been quoted as saying that they they want to get rid of ‘the sick note culture’. They don’t want anyone off work. People are expected to quite literally work themselves to death. Getting a sick note is seen by the Tory party as ‘a…
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I have been a shop steward- remember them? Not a ‘union rep’ a bloody shop steward for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.
I’ve been a shift supervisor so saw it from both sides.
Skilled man, moulding technician- now I work on a machine- keep up or go- plod, you twat, keep up with the machine or we will find a man who can.
That is the essence of my 40-odd years making my employers and ex-employers rich.
Is this fair? I think not.
I am an old fashioned socialist- been called many things, not least of which is a ‘dinosaur’ because I believe in old fashioned socialism- where we redistribute the wealth to those that create it- the workers.
Without employers, we wouldn’t have jobs, they tell us.
Without a workforce, they wouldn’t have a factory with which to suppress us.
Big debates going on about who should lead the Labour Party into the next election; Let me tell you if you are poor, unemployed, sick or elderly, there is only one choice.
My good friends, things cannot go on well in England, nor ever will until everything shall be in common, when there shall be neither vassal nor lord, and all distinctions levelled; when the lords shall be no more masters than ourselves. How ill they have used us!… They have wines, spices and fine bread, when we have only rye and the refuse of fine straw; and if we drink, it must be water. They have handsome seats and manors, when we must brave the wind and rain in our labours in the field; but it is from our labour they have the wherewith to support their pomp.… Let us go to the king, who is young, and remonstrate with him on our servitude, telling him we must have it otherwise, or that we shall find a remedy for it ourselves