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Taxpayers' Alliance: Cut pensioner benefits 'immediately'

 

Mr Wild, who is research director of the think tank which campaigns for lower taxes and highlights examples of Government waste, said the cuts should be made "as soon as possible after an election for two reasons".

 

"The first of which will sound a little bit morbid - some of the people... won't be around to vote against you in the next election. So that's just a practical point, and the other point is they might have forgotten by then."

 

He added: "If you did it now, chances are that in 2020 someone who has had their winter fuel cut might be thinking, 'Oh I can't remember, was it this government or was it the last one? I'm not quite sure.'

 

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"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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You might as well talk about a tame cobra as a compassionate tory


"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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We should have gone with the Australian style pension system of compulsory savings instead of the half baked system they introduced. That way they would already be well on the way to being able to phase out most pension benefits within the next 2 generations


This is captain Juncker speaking. The EU gravy train is about to enter Brussels, so will all Brits please exit at the next stop

To all remaining passengers, thank you for your continued custom and contributions to my pension fund

Kind Regards - YOUR PRESIDENT !

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We should have gone with the Australian style pension system of compulsory savings instead of the half baked system they introduced. That way they would already be well on the way to being able to phase out most pension benefits within the next 2 generations

Nah, just persecute the poorest sections of society "are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons?"


"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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It's for your own good really that we're cutting your income

 

Surely exactly the same argument could have been used for not cutting Corporation tax revenue by 40% over the last four years.


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Liz Truss will get our children to be taught the proper name of animals...

 

What are they being taught now???


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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You might as well talk about a tame cobra as a compassionate tory

 

As opposed to a Labour leader who would probably just start another war in the middle east to distract from their failings at home.

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Liz Truss will get our children to be taught the proper name of animals...

What are they being taught now???

Nick names, this woolly, this is eggsy, this is Cameron - eater (cleaned that one up)

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As opposed to a Labour leader who would probably just start another war in the middle east to distract from their failings at home.

Missed your target, I'm not a labour supporter


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As opposed to a Labour leader who would probably just start another war in the middle east to distract from their failings at home.

Missed your target, I'm not a labour supporter


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As opposed to a Labour leader who would probably just start another war in the middle east to distract from their failings at home.

Where have you been for the last few weeks; must be the only person in the country who doesn't know the new chap's a pacifist? :rolleyes:


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Where have you been for the last few weeks; must be the only person in the country who doesn't know the new chap's a pacifist? :rolleyes:

 

Can't see him lasting long.

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Where have you been for the last few weeks; must be the only person in the country who doesn't know the new chap's a pacifist? :rolleyes:

I once met a senior officer in the army who was a pacifist but also a realist.  His view was to have such a well trained military and group of friends plus the political will to hit hard that no-one wanted to fight you because of the consequences.  He called it first-strike pacifism.  Took me a few years to understand the really deep grasp of things behind that that makes it so true.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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Ah, an honest Tory politician at last.  They want us to be just like China and America where working until you drop in servitude to your political masters is expected except for the minority with the luck and family money to avoid it.  In China, foul working practices and human rights abuses of workers is just part of the deal.  In the US, you hope you stay healthy enough to keep working until you die.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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I once met a senior officer in the army who was a pacifist but also a realist. His view was to have such a well trained military and group of friends plus the political will to hit hard that no-one wanted to fight you because of the consequences. He called it first-strike pacifism. Took me a few years to understand the really deep grasp of things behind that that makes it so true.

That's not even remotely pacifist.

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Osbourne is trying to set his stall firmly on the central plains.  Then one comment by Hunt blows it out of the water.

 

The tax credit cut was framed as being financial, part of balancing the books, a necessary change, Hunt's comment puts it firmly in the idealogical frame.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Compassion is present in every Conservative politician; it's just not openly visible, being camouflaged beneath a superficial air of smug condescension.

 

However, this hidden compassionate nature bursts to the surface whenever they hear three magic words:

 

Lights, Camera, Action.


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George has pitched himself as the central/'liberal' candidate.

 

Boris is attacking him on tax credits.

 

May is pitching for the UKIP end of the Tory party.

 

The election race is up and running.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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George has pitched himself as the central/'liberal' candidate.

 

Boris is attacking him on tax credits.

 

May is pitching for the UKIP end of the Tory party.

 

The election race is up and running.

You know the world is totally screwed when Osborne is the liberal candidate!


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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I think there are around 18 people who have hinted that they might run for leader.

 

Though that 18 includes such luminaries as Liz Truss so I doubt many will go any distance!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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