”Snap Election” – coming soon…


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Theresa May’s election chief Lynton K Crosby – an offshore tax dodger? The Tories are now the UK Tax Avoidance Party

Theresa May’s election guru Lynton Crosby in tax haven scandal after pocketing six-figure sum


Thanks again to NLAT for the link.

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In 6 years Of ToriCon Rule The National Debt Has Risen By PDS 595,000,000,000

NLAT: The age old argument according to which Conservatives are the party of sound economic management is the biggest lie of all.

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Serious words from a funny man — watch Steve Coogan explain why he’s voting Labour

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Theresa May’s Dementia Tax – View From ”The City”

@Labour Left

This quote from the city worker on the dementia tax:

”The Conservatives will attempt to soften the blow by promising that pensioners will not have to sell their homes to pay for their care costs while they or a surviving partner are alive. Instead, ‘products will be available’ allowing the elderly to pay by extracting equity from their homes, which will be recovered at a later date when they die or sell their residence.

I have just seen this post online:

‘People need to read the small print associated with this because its a lot nastier than it looks.

I work in the City. The insurance industry was approached by the Government several months ago with the aim of creating a new market for a ”new product.”

This arrangement is a culmination of those discussions. You won’t have to sell your house PROVIDED that you purchase an insurance product to cover your social care. The “premiums” would be recovered from the equity after the house has been sold and the Insurance company will have a lien on the house and can force a sale if it wants to. So your offspring can’t keep it on the market for long in order to get the best price.

The real kicker in this is that in order to encourage the industry to market these products the government guaranteed that there would be no cap on the premiums.

This was in some ways “attonement” for Osborne’s destruction of the highly lucrative annuties market. This means that the premiums could be up to (and including) the entire remaining equity in the property after the government has taken its cut. Companies will be falling over themselves to get their snouts in this trough.

In short your offspring and relatives could get absolutely nothing from your estate.  If you buy one of these products you need to read the small print very very carefully indeed because there will be some real dogs on the market.

I suspect that this is another financial scandal waiting to happen, but by the time it does May will be long gone.”’

Thanks to a Comment @ NLAT for this insight!

Another Comment @ NLAT:  ”As I said elsewhere, she is picking on those who bought their council homes during the eighties.

If during the eighties you bought your council house for £100,000 but now it is worth like £600,000, what Theresa May is going to do is take all the positive equity of £500,000 and leave you with the original purchase price.

If over those years you have built up a large family, that £100,000 is going to become like pocket money to your offspring rather then an investment that helps them get on what is now an impossible housing ladder.

This so called Dementia Tax is the latest stitch up from the Tories who promised so much in the past but are now going to reap the benefits from what you worked hard for by pocketing your nest egg for themselves.”

Further Comment @ NLAT:

Comment @ NLAT:  Threads like this are certainly putting a spring in my step. Thought I was a lone voice in the wilderness, 101% anti the cheating Tory’s. Now, I’m seeing dozens and dozens of folks sharing my views of the corruption of the spivs. Can’t wait for June the 8 and 9th for the biggest political upset in many years.

Comment @ NLAT:  She’s weak and unstable not strong and stable – bring it on you have shown your true colours !!!!

Comment @ NLAT: Perfect name “MAY”…. She might she might not…. But you can bet she blooming will once in power.

Comment @ NLAT: Apparently she says it’s not a u turn, So what is it Theresa an alternate bend. Yeah yeah we know.#votelabour

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Michael Gove Gets His Numbers Hopelessly Wrong On Tory Manifesto


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Michael Gove Gets His Numbers Hopelessly Wrong On Tory Manifesto

‘The LBC Breakfast Presenter quizzed the former Secretary of State for Education about some numbers from the Tory manifesto.

Nick asked: “How much if I wish, if I seek to employ someone who is not born in the UK, how much is it going to cost me?”

Mr Gove replied: “I think that at the moment the current figure is going to be double, I’m just looking at my notes here, I don’t have the exact figure of what it costs at the moment.”

Nick said: “Mr Gove, you’re lecturing me about the benefits of increasing the charge, and you don’t know what the charge is?”

The prospective MP for Surrey Heath responded: “I think it’s £2,000 a year.”

Nick asked: “It’s £2,000 currently is it?”

Mr Gove said: “Yes I think that’s right.”

Nick said: “So it will go to £4,000?”

Mr Gove said: “Yes I think that’s right.”

Nick added: “What will the impact be on the NHS?

“I think that the NHS benefits from having more people who are trained in this country, who can provide the care and support people need.

“It’s already the case that the NHS benefits from people from outside the UK who’ve come here in the past, and of course we want to make sure we have the very, very best care.

“But it’s also important that we ensure that the NHS is supported and enhanced by having people who have been trained in this country. More doctors, and more nurses, who are UK born and who can contribute to ensuring that the NHS remains a source of pride for all.”

Nick then asked Mr Gove about the immigration figures promised by the Tories, which would see immigration reduced to the tens of thousands.

But this was also a manifesto promise from the 2010 Conservative manifesto, which never materialised.

Nick said: “Why on earth should they believe you this time?”

Mr Gove answered: “I think because we’re going to be outside the European Union.”

Nick asked the politician about the figures are for non-EU figures.

Mr Gove said: “It’s over 200,000.”

Nick interjected: “No it’s not it’s under. It’s 169,000. And while we’re doing sums I have to tell you that I understand that the fee, the charge which is paid, is £1,000, not £2,000.”

Mr Gove responded: “In which case it’s doubling from £1,000 to £2,000, I beg your pardon.”

Nick said: “You’re not very well prepared by your standards, Mr Gove.”

The politician replied: “Well I didn’t have a role in writing the manifesto. I’m here to outline the principles behind it and I think the principles are right.”

Listeners took to Twitter to comment on the remarkable interview:

Oh noooo @NickFerrariLBC chewing up @Michaelgove on @LBC

— Sean Yeo (@SeanYeo1) May 18, 2017
Micheal Gove on @LBC gets his sums wrong!

Skills charge – £2000 (wrong – currently £1000)
Non EU Migration – over 200k (wrong it’s under)

— ParliamentView (@parliamentview) May 18, 2017
@LBC got to say even when caught out by @NickFerrariLBC @michaelgove was very slick & recovered himself brilliantly! Should be a minister!

— Senior Sceptic (@marwilk) May 18, 2017


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