Paul_Hem

Paul_Hem

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3 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If we had a... · 0 replies · +1 points

I suspect you are familiar with the famous cricket commentary - "The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Lewes Bonfire. You rea... · 3 replies · +1 points

Yes - but if they burned an effigy of Concorde crashing, or maybe the Leicester helicopter, then it would be just as bad but unlikely to be a hate crime as the people on these aircraft were rich and not black. This is what is wrong.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Clougherty: Make W... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'd rather see a reduced personal allowance and a 10p tax rate

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Clougherty: Make W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thats because they dont understand it, Ros. Gesture politics from Osborne to try to court popularity, but the end result was not what he intended, and their heads have been in the sand ever since, and will be until a landlord is in court with a tax bill they are simply unable to pay as its more than their income.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Tom Clougherty: Make W... · 0 replies · +1 points

The failure to recognise this issue, together with decisions which have exacerbated the problem, is one of the most disgraceful failures of a Conservative government. But, though he is to be applauded for this article, Tom Clougherty still doesnt get it. High rates of marginal tax discourage people from taking the income, so getting rid of them is not as expensive as it seems. The penalties for becoming a higher rate taxpayer are so severe if you are a married landlord with children, for example, that you spend your time trying to avoid making more money. Of course this is more true of discretionary income than it is of salaries, so I accept that the clawback of the personal allowance would have to be paid for - but Capital Gains tax revenue maximises at 18% and if a Labour chancellor (Alastair Darling) could understand this then what excuse for the Tories? The principles of taxation should be that everyone pays something but that rates are both low and progressive to encourage work and discourage avoidance. We are failing at both.

6 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Lewes Bonfire. You rea... · 5 replies · +1 points

Yes I think you have it right. This whole concept of a "hate crime" has got completely out of control, and is flawed in concept. I'm at a loss to understand why anyone would go to the trouble of making a model of Grenfell Tower to put on a bonfire, and what would possess them to put it on social media having done so, but it is not a matter for the police, who should be out there preventing people from being stabbed.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Greg Knight: It's time... · 0 replies · +1 points

Which must prove our body clocks are set by man made factors rather than the sun these days

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Greg Knight: It's time... · 0 replies · +1 points

:)

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Greg Knight: It's time... · 2 replies · +1 points

Would you not simply wake up at 7-7.30 if they didnt change the clocks? Would that matter?

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Greg Knight: It's time... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is hard to imagine a subject where I would be in agreement with both Jean-Claude Junkers and the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety, but here it is!

We had an experiment from 1968-71 where we had British Standard Time, and this was abolished in 1971 following an emotive campaign by the parents of children killed on the roads in the mornings. Of course we didn't hear from the greater number of parents whose children were not killed in the evenings, so Parliament voted for more road deaths and abolished BST

This is a complete no brainer - its the biggest single thing the Government could do to improve our lives