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MReyn24050
6th Dec 2006, 15:57
After all the lies we have had over these last 9 years what are we supposed to make of this?

“The Government’s economic objective is to build a strong economy and a fair society, where
there is opportunity and security for all. The 2006 Pre-Budget Report, Investing in Britain’s
potential: Building our long-term future, presents updated assessments and forecasts of the
economy and public finances, reports on how the Government’s policies are helping to deliver
its long-term goals and describes the reforms the Government is considering ahead of Budget
2007 and on which it will be consulting in the months ahead. The Pre-Budget Report:
• shows that the economy is stable and growing and that the Government is meeting
its strict rules for the public finances;
• provides further help for families and children, including from April 2009 every
mother-to-be will be eligible for Child Benefit from week 29 of their pregnancy;
• improves enforcement of the National Minimum Wage by increasing by 50 per cent
the resources to tackle non-compliance;
• sets out a new ambition for the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review of at least
3 per cent savings per year across central and local government, releasing further
resources for the challenges ahead;
• makes a new commitment for capital investment in education to rise from £8.3
billion in 2007-08 to £10.2 billion in 2010-11;
• sets out a new ambition of world-class skills, taking forward the recommendations
of the Leitch Review;
• sets out further measures to boost productivity and growth, to promote scientific
research and reform planning and transport infrastructure;
• promotes fairness in the tax system, including action to tackle tax avoidance;
• takes further steps to tackle the global challenges of climate change, including an
increase in all rates of air passenger duty with effect from 1 February 2007, in
recognition of the environmental costs of flying; and
• announces an increase in line with inflation in the main road fuel duties, alongside
measures to support the use of cleaner fuels.”

Fuel duty up by 1.25p as from midnight tonight. What a lovely Christmas present Gordon!!!!

mary_hinge
6th Dec 2006, 16:47
announces an increase in line with inflation in the main road fuel duties, alongside
measures to support the use of cleaner fuels.

Interesting to see if this will the same inflation rate applied to the state pension?:mad:

modtinbasher
6th Dec 2006, 19:16
announces an increase in line with inflation in the main road fuel duties, alongside
measures to support the use of cleaner fuels.

Interesting to see if this will the same inflation rate applied to the state pension?:mad:

It's a case of 'don't do as I do, but do as you are told'

As a once staunch socialist, WTF has gone wrong with this bunch of wasters? Still, we've got to keep their trains full of gravy I suppose!

tilewood
6th Dec 2006, 19:29
Don't worry all will be well, the Blessed Tone has flown to Washington today
for an audience with the Lord High Executioner.

So he will return fired with enthusiasm and fervour to complete his mission
on earth.

This PM must rank as the worst since Chamberlain, in my opinion.

He together with Gordon have taxed us billions with nothing to show for it, and committed us to an illegal war that will deny us any moral stature in world forums for generations.

Unfortunately the alternative party seems equally bereft of backbone and
policies.

Lon More
6th Dec 2006, 20:31
Here was me thinking we were all going to get a bottle
http://static.flickr.com/44/158332588_ecfa84a9b1_m.jpg

BlooMoo
6th Dec 2006, 21:47
shows that the economy is stable and growing
- PUBLIC SECTOR economy is stable and growing
the Government is meeting its strict rules for the public finances

- The Government set the rules didn't they?
provides further help for families and children
- Existing or potential STATE DEPENDENT families and children
from April 2009 every mother-to-be will be eligible for Child Benefit from week 29 of their pregnancy
- Useful lifestyle option for feckless teenagers available at Post Office (soon to be abolished due to Stigma/Community issues) but soon available online
improves enforcement of the National Minimum Wage
- Create a law you'll need money to police it
by increasing by 50 per cent the resources to tackle non-compliance
- Not enough to do it effectively, surely.
sets out a new ambition for the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review
- like nailing down what 'comprehensive spending review' could mean? Sounds expensive.
of at least 3 per cent savings per year across central and local government
- so net increase of at least 10% at cost then. Hmm, sounds expensive but then lets bear in mind:
releasing
- :}
resources for the challenges ahead
- Gosh, sounds EXTRA expensive
makes a new commitment for capital investment in education
- what, old one not working then?
to rise from 8.3 billion in 2007-08 to 10.2 billion in 2010-11;
- that should do the trick.
sets out a new ambition of world-class skills, taking forward the recommendations of the Leitch Review
- GENIUS, nobody EVER thought of that before, BRILLIANT!!
sets out further measures to boost productivity and growth
- more tax
to promote scientific research
- more tax
and reform planning and transport infrastructure
- more tax
promotes fairness in the tax system, including action to tackle tax avoidance
- more tax
takes further steps to tackle the global challenges of climate change, including an increase in all rates of air passenger duty with effect from 1 February 2007, in recognition of the environmental costs of flying
- more tax
and
- he's not finished yet
announces an increase in line with inflation in the main road fuel duties, alongside measures to support the use of cleaner fuels
- more tax
BM:ugh:

MReyn24050
6th Dec 2006, 22:30
My sentiments exactly. Oh to get rid of these liars and bl***y fools, but who can we replace them with? Cameron is as bad.What the hell is happening to this country is there no one that can see that we are being led down a spiral of disaster? We are being flooded by all and sundry from East Europe who will bleed the country dry until the benefit money we are throwing at them dries up and will go back to their own country when UK Plc is bankrupt. All our industry and services are being sold off to offshore owners. A classic example being the Stanton Ironworks in Derbyshire now owned by a French Company,today's news in the East Midlands is that more than 200 jobs, about half the workforce, are expected to receive notification of dismissal before Christmas.The factory makes iron pipes for the water industry, but this work is to be moved overseas. British Industry gets smaller and smaller. On my bookshelves I have Putnam Books detailing the history of no less than 20 different British Aircraft manufacturers covering a period from 1908 until the present day. How many of these 20 companys still exist? Two but then neither of them design and build their own aircraft.
As for all this green rubbish, just an excuse to introduce more stealth taxation.
Forgive me, but I just despair at the lack of interest and concern the younger generation appear to be taking in the future of what is, and hope will remain, a beautiful country.

Blacksheep
7th Dec 2006, 06:28
More tax, more non-productive, non-wealth creating civil serpents. Business is business, my boy. Rubs hands gleefully, as Gordon and his socialist European colleagues divert more work our way... :E

BTW, didja notice that ThomsonFly are sending 767s all the way to New Zealand for maintenance these days? I wonder why that is? We're cheaper than them and its only 16 hours flying time to get here, too. The problem is, our hangars are full of European aeroplanes right now, and we haven't the capacity. Still, once the big hangar is in full swing and we hire a few more hard working asian AMEs and mechanics, we'll be fair set to take a few more. ;)

Lubbly-jubbly. :ok:

That's what you get when you put a Scottish PhD Accountant in charge of the Treasury and a shifty Scottish Tax Lawyer into No. Ten eh? As good socialists they're helping the developing nations get on their feet.

beamer
7th Dec 2006, 07:45
Funny how nobody ever seems to admit that they actually voted for Blair and Brown ?

Grainger
7th Dec 2006, 08:22
Probably because very few people actually did !

Standard Noise
7th Dec 2006, 08:31
Funny how nobody ever seems to admit that they actually voted for Blair and Brown ?

I'd rather vote for the sh!te that comes out of Lucifer's arse!:D

Still, they say you get the govt you deserve, so we must be a really deserving case.:ugh: :(

G-CPTN
7th Dec 2006, 08:50
Funny how nobody ever seems to admit that they actually voted for Blair and Brown ?
It wouldn't matter which way I voted. Our constituency has ALWAYS been Tory (for as long as I've been alive - in fact since 1918 apart from 1923-24, Liberal). Despite this, a National Election returned a Labour Government. I could vote for ANY of the candidates and the result wouldn't be any different, either locally or nationally.

tilewood
7th Dec 2006, 10:16
Funny how nobody ever seems to admit that they actually voted for Blair and Brown ?


Thats because of our undemocratic and unrepresentative electoral
system. Only 39% of the electorate actually did vote for them!
:confused:

redsnail
7th Dec 2006, 10:35
Remember, that's only 39% of the electorate that actually voted. Voting isn't compulsory.