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On 10 Jun 2019 at 6:21pm SHS wrote:
Some of you will know that I am the anonymous 'mystery candidate' for Prime Minister, that has not yet been announced. When I become prime minister I plan to cut the current 40% income tax rate to 10% for everyone earning more than 50k. To pay for this, public transport, the NHS, the police, local government services and education will be made more sustainable by the removal of all government funding, to the benefit of everyone.
On 10 Jun 2019 at 10:28pm Local99 wrote:
This place really has gone to the dogs
On 10 Jun 2019 at 10:37pm King of Sussex wrote:
Well you can't say Remain didn't warn you.
On 11 Jun 2019 at 12:35am Tom Pain wrote:
Why stop there SHS? I like the cut of your jib, sir. We can start our own currency, the curo that will cure the economy. With my Curopean Bank creating money out of nothing and granting ourselves immunity from any law we can't lose. You can be President of Cuerope and with a parliament that has no power to initiate legislation we would be untouchable. You may think me a baseless dreamer but I assure you-- there is a precedent, it's been done before and it can be done again. He who dares......
On 11 Jun 2019 at 9:20am Basil wrote:
Tom Pain, it should also be compulsory for the President to be a personality-free drunk.
On 11 Jun 2019 at 11:20pm Tom Pain wrote:
Well Basil,it would allow me room for some creative accounting. But where has shs gone,the world could be our oyster.
On 12 Jun 2019 at 7:48pm Sussex Jim wrote:
In 1970 the BASIC rate of income tax was 8/4d. in the Pound. That equates to over 42% in the in decimal currency. The Conservatives were elected later in the year, with Ted Heath as PM.
In his first budget, Heath reduced the basic rate to 30%- and increased the threshold. I remember two older colleagues at work discussing this, and one said "He's cut 3 million people out of the tax bracket".
Such good fortune only happens perhaps once or twice in a lifetime. And gets forgotten by the "glass half empty" moaners of today.

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