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Chancellor George Osborne will unveil a £154 million blitz on big-name global companies and wealthy individuals in the Autumn Statement today.

His mini-budget is also expected to deliver equally bleak news for benefit claimants as the Government continues its battle to balance the books in the face of stalling growth.

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10:25am Wed 5 Dec 12

MGRA says...

more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....
more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture.... MGRA
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10:55am Wed 5 Dec 12

southy says...

He going to give a very small sweetner, but he will take bigger in another direction. The Torys are worried about whats just about to hit them, they know there is a TUC meeting next week on setting a date for a General Strike and we will be following the rest of Europe of unrest, at the moment the news media is keeping very quiet on the number of strikes in this country.
He going to give a very small sweetner, but he will take bigger in another direction. The Torys are worried about whats just about to hit them, they know there is a TUC meeting next week on setting a date for a General Strike and we will be following the rest of Europe of unrest, at the moment the news media is keeping very quiet on the number of strikes in this country. southy
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11:19am Wed 5 Dec 12

aldermoorboy says...

Unions will destroy this country if allowed, they are a disgrace.
Unions will destroy this country if allowed, they are a disgrace. aldermoorboy
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11:29am Wed 5 Dec 12

Linesman says...

MGRA wrote:
more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....
To date, his handling of the country's economy, there are more people in need of benefit payments, and they are not all scroungers, just people that have been put out of work.

To date it is the less well off and the vulnerable that have been hit hardest by Osborne's handling of the economy.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....[/p][/quote]To date, his handling of the country's economy, there are more people in need of benefit payments, and they are not all scroungers, just people that have been put out of work. To date it is the less well off and the vulnerable that have been hit hardest by Osborne's handling of the economy. Linesman
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11:50am Wed 5 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

Im looking forward to osbourne finish roasting newborn babies for dinner and see what sort of budget he come sup with. 154 does not seem that much.... interetsing! I guess its just the ones that havent donated to the party ???
Im looking forward to osbourne finish roasting newborn babies for dinner and see what sort of budget he come sup with. 154 does not seem that much.... interetsing! I guess its just the ones that havent donated to the party ??? Subject48
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12:38pm Wed 5 Dec 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

this country is over the level of debt wiemar germany was in before the hyperinflation nightmare begun ,these are the facts ,smoke and mirrors before looming total collapse.
this country is over the level of debt wiemar germany was in before the hyperinflation nightmare begun ,these are the facts ,smoke and mirrors before looming total collapse. arthur dalyrimple
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12:57pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Shoong says...

southy wrote:
He going to give a very small sweetner, but he will take bigger in another direction. The Torys are worried about whats just about to hit them, they know there is a TUC meeting next week on setting a date for a General Strike and we will be following the rest of Europe of unrest, at the moment the news media is keeping very quiet on the number of strikes in this country.
Well, you know what they say 'sometimes no news is good news'.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: He going to give a very small sweetner, but he will take bigger in another direction. The Torys are worried about whats just about to hit them, they know there is a TUC meeting next week on setting a date for a General Strike and we will be following the rest of Europe of unrest, at the moment the news media is keeping very quiet on the number of strikes in this country.[/p][/quote]Well, you know what they say 'sometimes no news is good news'. Shoong
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1:20pm Wed 5 Dec 12

peenut81 says...

MGRA wrote:
more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....
Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state.
Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe
rited from crooks anyway.
Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people.
Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year.
Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....[/p][/quote]Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state. Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe rited from crooks anyway. Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people. Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year. Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME. peenut81
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2:11pm Wed 5 Dec 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

peenut81 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....
Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state.
Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe

rited from crooks anyway.
Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people.
Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year.
Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME.
the winsors are a very good place to start ,working down and all in it together , the nasty stuff,that is.
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....[/p][/quote]Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state. Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe rited from crooks anyway. Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people. Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year. Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME.[/p][/quote]the winsors are a very good place to start ,working down and all in it together , the nasty stuff,that is. arthur dalyrimple
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5:14pm Wed 5 Dec 12

miltonarcher says...

Some braindead, bitter and twisted individuals posting rubbish on here again
Some braindead, bitter and twisted individuals posting rubbish on here again miltonarcher
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9:10pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Dresnez says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Unions will destroy this country if allowed, they are a disgrace.
aldermoorboy - hun just thought I would mention that we are no longer in the 1970s but in 2012.

The Unions are not responsible this time round.

Deregulation in 1979 set the stage for tax avoidance big time. Ian Cameron (PM's daddy) set it up for Maggie.

If we had had all the taxes over the years due to the government and hadn't had to bail out the banks we would not be destitute.

Shame Maggie Thatcher followed that fool Ronald Reagon / Hayak and their Neo Classics economics. The very same policies that caused the 1930s global depression.

The is not to say that the Unions didn't cause problems in the 1970s resulting in their demise.

Unfortunately their militancy at the time opened the door for the new regime which has become far worse than the old regime.

Even if they hadn't have been militant I suspect deregulation was always on the agenda.

I won't ever vote Tory again and I have been a lifelong supporter.
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Unions will destroy this country if allowed, they are a disgrace.[/p][/quote]aldermoorboy - hun just thought I would mention that we are no longer in the 1970s but in 2012. The Unions are not responsible this time round. Deregulation in 1979 set the stage for tax avoidance big time. Ian Cameron (PM's daddy) set it up for Maggie. If we had had all the taxes over the years due to the government and hadn't had to bail out the banks we would not be destitute. Shame Maggie Thatcher followed that fool Ronald Reagon / Hayak and their Neo Classics economics. The very same policies that caused the 1930s global depression. The is not to say that the Unions didn't cause problems in the 1970s resulting in their demise. Unfortunately their militancy at the time opened the door for the new regime which has become far worse than the old regime. Even if they hadn't have been militant I suspect deregulation was always on the agenda. I won't ever vote Tory again and I have been a lifelong supporter. Dresnez
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9:23pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Dresnez says...

arthur dalyrimple wrote:
peenut81 wrote:
MGRA wrote:
more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....
Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state.
Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe


rited from crooks anyway.
Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people.
Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year.
Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME.
the winsors are a very good place to start ,working down and all in it together , the nasty stuff,that is.
Oh for heaven's sake nothing to do with the Windsors.

The monarchy are not to blame the GOVERNMENT is. The monarchy do not make laws, make policy or raise taxes the government does.

The government starting with Margaret Thatcher, through to that idiot Blair all followed neo classical economics and market forces and were wed to deregulation for corporations.

We now have global corporations that undercut national companies and put them out of business. Global corporations who take and give back nothing, avoid corporations tax, offshore jobs to India and pay such pitiful wages that the taxpayer has to subsidise their wage bill, whilst national companies have to pay full corporation taxes as do the self employed.

This government has a cheek when they come out with no cash in hand for your gardener yet are quite happy to let multi nationals off the hook.

There has been absolutely no enthusiasm on behalf Osborne to close the tax loopholes. It is not a priority for him.

Actually I think we would be far better off if the Queen were running the country, we would not be in this mess.

Mr Bean the chancellor and Basil Faulty the PM haven't a clue and the invisible man Clegg is ... well invisible.
[quote][p][bold]arthur dalyrimple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: more to benefit needy and less to benefit scroungers. That would save the nation a forture....[/p][/quote]Agreed, starting with the benefit scroungers at the top, the Windsor's should be evicted and their extensive private lands taken into ownership by the state. Second, the richest 1% of people in the world who wish to live/stay/reside/ non-dom in London should be subject to a windfall tax of their ill gotten gains of say 35% annually. They stole/exploited/inhe rited from crooks anyway. Second homes, and btl landlords should be subject to a 10-20%tax on the value of each property to fund housing for local people. Reform the banking sector to prevent private banks creating any more money. Liquidate all the major accountancy firms that have allowed the rich to steal £billions from the public every year. Stop the planned invasion and NATO terrorism in the ME.[/p][/quote]the winsors are a very good place to start ,working down and all in it together , the nasty stuff,that is.[/p][/quote]Oh for heaven's sake nothing to do with the Windsors. The monarchy are not to blame the GOVERNMENT is. The monarchy do not make laws, make policy or raise taxes the government does. The government starting with Margaret Thatcher, through to that idiot Blair all followed neo classical economics and market forces and were wed to deregulation for corporations. We now have global corporations that undercut national companies and put them out of business. Global corporations who take and give back nothing, avoid corporations tax, offshore jobs to India and pay such pitiful wages that the taxpayer has to subsidise their wage bill, whilst national companies have to pay full corporation taxes as do the self employed. This government has a cheek when they come out with no cash in hand for your gardener yet are quite happy to let multi nationals off the hook. There has been absolutely no enthusiasm on behalf Osborne to close the tax loopholes. It is not a priority for him. Actually I think we would be far better off if the Queen were running the country, we would not be in this mess. Mr Bean the chancellor and Basil Faulty the PM haven't a clue and the invisible man Clegg is ... well invisible. Dresnez
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