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The way he acted while in power was a disgrace, the way he acted when he left power has been no better and frankly, no surprise whatsoever.
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I don't expect all Labour leaders - or politicians for that matter - to be 'deeply socialist'. But the way he slimed his way up the property ladder whie he was in office with dodgy loans and the way he has prostituted his former position of power, even to the extent of setting himself up as some Middle-East peace supremo after his role in Iraq staggers belief.

And he does all this while giving himself a pat on the back. And at least one his children are now seemingly set for a lucrative career in the senior echelons of investment banking.

I want to just throw up.
 

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Hang on a minute. Don't we all want to pay as little tax as possible? I'm off to find out who does his books!
 

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He paid £315,000 in tax - thats a contribution we should be thankful for, regardless of how much he has earnt. Would you rather he ****ed off out of the country and didn't pay any tax at all to the UK? There is a difference between legitimately avoiding tax and not paying tax you owe. If you don't like the former, you need to get the rules changed.

Politics/socialism/integrity aside, its a good chunk into HMRC to pay for our schools & hospitals.
 

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He paid £315,000 in tax - thats a contribution we should be thankful for, regardless of how much he has earnt. Would you rather he ****ed off out of the country and didn't pay any tax at all to the UK? There is a difference between legitimately avoiding tax and not paying tax you owe. If you don't like the former, you need to get the rules changed.

Politics/socialism/integrity aside, its a good chunk into HMRC to pay for our schools & hospitals.
Great point :thumbs:

I despair of the argument for disproportionate taxation (known as "progressive taxation" by it's proponents), but unfortunately, in my opinion, it will never change - unless I organise and execute a coup :lol:
 
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He paid £315,000 in tax - thats a contribution we should be thankful for, regardless of how much he has earnt. Would you rather he ****ed off out of the country and didn't pay any tax at all to the UK? There is a difference between legitimately avoiding tax and not paying tax you owe. If you don't like the former, you need to get the rules changed.

Politics/socialism/integrity aside, its a good chunk into HMRC to pay for our schools & hospitals.
Yes, I would rather Tony B.liar just fecked off out of the country! :lol: ;)
 
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Regarding tax, I'm probably just thick, naive, gormless or all three, but it never occurs to me to try to fiddle my tax. But if I were self-employed or ran my own company and employed an accountant and started from scratch, maybe I'd think differently (that's not a dig BTW).

But I left school with A levels, go to work (public sector), do a valuable job, work hard for my wages, don't have to fill in a tax return because I don't earn enough to pay higher rate tax - and the taxman takes what he will, in collusion with me employer. I'm nailed down in that respect. And the closer I get to retirement, the more of a mug I feel I've been. My country needs people like me, oft-despised though I am.

And no, I won't have a brilliant pension :lol:.
 

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I'd actually rather he came back as a political leader. I'm most definitely not a fan of Labour, but Blair had a good mix of capitalist greed and caring just enough about other people (except Iraquis ;)) to made him a viable and credible leader.

Brown was useless. Milliband is useless. Cameron just winds me up. Clegg is a lapdog.

Blair for Emperor of the Universe, provided he sticks to his previous conservative policies :thumbs:
 
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The whole point about B.liar is, he can't stick to anything - because he's made of Teflon.

That's why he's so detestable to so many, yet liked by some others.


...in my opinion...
 

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Anyone else notice the slight irony of the man who jumped on the 'you b-stards messing the planet up by going places in cars and planes, I'll tax that out of you' eco hobby horse, clocking up a quarter of a million miles a year bringing business deals to US banks..... Errr, sorry.....I mean peace, to the middle east
 
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