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Bedford Roughyed

Member Since 22 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Heathrow

Today, 05:15 PM

Like most infrastructure in the UK it's was built early (like the railways) locking us into a location that's far from ideal.

If you was looking purely at passenger numbers, I'd say that you really need extra runways at Heathrow AND Gatwick.

There is a lovely long runway just north of bedford that isn't used. In fact I think only Heathrow is longer.

In Topic: Tunisia.

Today, 04:59 PM

It's really quite simply, before the U.S. And NATO bombed Libya and helped the "rebels" overthrow Gaddafi there was no Isis controlled areas in Libya but now there is and this guy was trained there and killed dozens upon dozens of innocent people. How are they not partially to blame?


Correlation does not imply causation. 

In Topic: Tunisia.

Today, 04:08 PM

That's what is being reported that he was trained in an Isis controlled town in Libya.

I think he meant the bit about Cameron and Obama etc.  Not the training with an ISIS franchise.

In Topic: Not bad work if you can get it!

Today, 03:34 PM


Tsk, the politics of envy is quite unbecoming...

In Topic: General Election 2015 - Poll & Discussion Thread

Yesterday, 06:26 PM

Had a bit more of a read of Redwoods piece.  I'll say now that if I can find flaws in his analysis then maybe he needs a new day job.


Oh I found a flaw...




An analysis of the latest Treasury figures shows that in 2009-10 – the last year in which the 40 per cent rate applied – the top 1 per cent of all earners in the country paid 26.5 per cent of the total income tax revenue.


But during the three years in which the 50 per cent rate applied, the amount dropped to 25 per cent of all income tax. Then, in the first year of the 45 per cent rate, the amount shot up to 28 per cent.

What part of that extra money does Labour not comprehend?



07-08 - 24.4%

08-09 - No figures

09-10 - 26.5% (Agrees with JR)

10-11 - 25.0% (Agrees with JR)

11-12 - 27.5% (Oh that's not 25%?  In fact its higher than 26.5%?  That's extra money that JR seems to ignore?)

12-13 - 26.9% (Not 25%...)

13-14 - 29.8% (More than JR claims?)




Oh and remember, in 09-10 people paid early to avoid the 50%, and the reverse is true for 13-14, in that people deferred declaring so they could use the new 45% rate. 


Maybe Redwood is right.  Maybe not...