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    Ouch, VAT 20% from 4th Jan

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    Seems to be almost a 'give with one hand, take with an army of other hands' budget. To be expected really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Ouch, VAT 20% from 4th Jan
    The only surprise there is that it has been deferred to 2011. We now also know that there will be a million "avoid the VAT increase" sales over Christmas and New Year!!

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    Those going "same old tory's" - if it weren't for Labour's Spend Spend Spend, Borrow Borrow Borrow policies - we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now!
    I was expecting all this -and I think it is right

    Ok things will cost a bit more, but its better than us going bump (Greece, Zimbabwe anyone?)

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    No tax increase on the essentials, beer, fags and petrol lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    VAT confirmed at 20%
    As I just said out loud at work "that totally sucks"...

    It seems to me like they're putting the cost of a lot of items up (yes, a few items are VAT free) but making cuts at every possible point.

    Only thing I like so far is the levy on banks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    No tax increase on the essentials, beer, fags and petrol lol!
    This I do disagree with
    Fags should be raised substansivlely and petrol reduced signifcantly, as without fuel, we cannot do a damn thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    No tax increase on the essentials, beer, fags and petrol lol!
    Thats a surprise to be honest. Perhaps not on petrol (since people are incensed about it already) but alcohol and tobacco I thought were a sure thing. Yay, wont cost any more to kill ourselves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Those going "same old tory's" - if it weren't for Labour's Spend Spend Spend, Borrow Borrow Borrow policies - we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now!
    I was expecting all this -and I think it is right

    Ok things will cost a bit more, but its better than us going bump (Greece, Zimbabwe anyone?)
    VAT up, public sector wages over £21k frozen, child tax benefits frozen, but corporate tax down? Same old tories...

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    What an idiot - he goes on about fighting child poverty but then freezes child allowance and puts up VAT !!- what a pratt.
    A progressive alliance ? Who is trying to kid ?
    Last edited by mattx; 22nd June 2010 at 02:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Thats a surprise to be honest. Perhaps not on petrol (since people are incensed about it already) but alcohol and tobacco I thought were a sure thing. Yay, wont cost any more to kill ourselves!
    No surprise really, making sure their chums from Eaton don't lose any business

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    I wish that silly bitch would stfu, typical labour bull.

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    Anyone else think George Osborne looks like a kid on work experience who took a wrong turn and ended up presenting the budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    This I do disagree with
    Fags should be raised substansivlely and petrol reduced signifcantly, as without fuel, we cannot do a damn thing....
    I agree, I would prefer fags and alcohol to go up and fuel to go down.

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    Well, a budget to make the Tories amongst you happy!

    The rich will, indeed, get richer, whilst the poor....well, in a Tory world, you can F*** the poor.

    It feels like 1979 all over again, and for those of you that aren't old enough to remember, we have some vey, very harsh years ahead.

    Mind you, we can probably all have a pie and a pint in the pub on signing-on day.

    Now, where are those other nationalised industries? Oh, we won't have any as the Tories are selling the last of them off. Hmmmmmmm.....Someone once said "You get the government you deserve".....


    I don't think we deserve this shambles!

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