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General Chat Thread, Its almost budget time.... in General; Originally Posted by Andrew_C I think the very poor will be OK, it isn't seen as politically acceptable to increase ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I think the very poor will be OK, it isn't seen as politically acceptable to increase the burden on them.
    There are various posts on these very forums that seem to prove that certain members of the middle and higher classes think all poor people are scum and should be treated as such...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    I wish people would get over themselves, labours policy of buy now pay later has led the country to ruin, action needs to be taken, and now, do you want to end up like greece?
    No we don't but do you really think that launching the country into a further few years of recession is a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    I wish people would get over themselves, labours policy of buy now pay later has led the country to ruin, action needs to be taken, and now, do you want to end up like greece?
    Nobody is saying what Labour did was right, but the worry is that the Tories will throw out the same old routine of punishing the poor to aide the rich. Yes, the fact is, the country is screwed and something needs to be done, but in the past, this has not been done fairly and equally by the Tories, hence all the bad feeling about the impending budget

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    Have a bit of faith, bit like supporting england!

    feel free to bitch and moan once all is said and done if warrented to do so, this isnt the same tories as it was years ago, times have changes, people have changed so peoples antiquated opinions need to change..

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    So, public sector pay freeze for 2 years, except for those on less than 21k per year. Those on less than 21k will receive 250 increase for the 2 'frozen' years.

    State pension age will increase to 66 at some point, and public sector pensions are going to be investigated by Hutton with a preliminary report by Sept.

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    So far so good...

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    the bbc stream seems to have stopped working.... :-|

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    Quote Originally Posted by browolf View Post
    the bbc stream seems to have stopped working.... :-|
    'They cut the funding!

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    my feed keeps buffering every now and then....

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    it's working good on sky news

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    why is Nick Clegg bobbing up and down like one of those annoying Bobbing Head Dolls or whatever they're called....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    why is Nick Clegg bobbing up and down like one of those annoying Bobbing Head Dolls or whatever they're called....
    It's really bizzare, someone should have a word. I feel seasick.

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    VAT confirmed at 20%

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    VAT Up - but freeze child benifit and pay freezes - It's the same old Tories !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    why is Nick Clegg bobbing up and down like one of those annoying Bobbing Head Dolls or whatever they're called....
    Because he desperatley wants to be a part of the governement, but he's not.

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