TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Category: Budget

  THE BUDGET AND BUSINESS RATES. The coverage of the row over the hike in business rates has shown once again that the media generally sees things from a London and south of England perspective. There are rumours that the Chancellor is going to take steps to soften the blow of this overdue review of [read more…]


  THE EXIT FEE. Extreme Brexiteers may rail against the figures, but the fact is we are going to pay a heavy price if we exit the European Union. That is the most important message from the Autumn Statement Some of us hope public opinion will change and we can yet halt this madness. But [read more…]


  BREXIT DANGER. With death on the streets around the European Union Headquarters building and the Budget shambles at home, it has been a bad week for those of us wanting a remain vote in June’s EU referendum. The disgusting terrorist atrocities suggest Europe is falling apart under a wave of violence. The events in [read more…]


  PICK AND MIX You’ll look for an ideological thread in the Chancellor’s budget in vain. On the one hand he regards it as acceptable to cut disabled benefits whilst cutting Corporation Tax again. On the other hand the sugar tax is an intervention in the free market that met with the immediate approval of [read more…]


. OLDHAM WARNING FOR LABOUR. A Labour contact of mine in the Oldham West by election says on the doorstep traditional Labour voters are raising Corbyn’s leadership all the time. This could be significant as “Westminster bubble” issues don’t always resonate with voters. The feedback from this northern seat is that Corbyn and his close [read more…]



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