Author Archives: William Townsend

Opinion: Why do the government tax people on the value of their home?

View from Launceston CastleI am not a politician or economist, nor am I some great thinker of our age. I am just a normal man, single, living in rented accommodation, in a well-paid job, for my part of the world. Yet I still have to rent out my second bedroom to afford normal things like the internet, satellite TV and the occasional visit to a good restaurant. I have to pay out £830 a month just for my Council Tax, rent, petrol and energy before I even eat, let alone pay for the internet or satellite TV!

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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:18am
    (Also known as, which of them would we reverse if we had the chance?)
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:17am
    @Simon did we support the other things Ruth mentions? Or were some of them only agreed to grudgingly?
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 29th Mar - 11:15am
    @ruth - you are correct we did support abolishing the EMA - aka pocket money bribes for potential Labour voters. happy to say that we...
  • User AvatarDominic 29th Mar - 11:11am
    say what you like about the "Ginger Rodent" but he's certainly got a sense of humour and doesn't take himself too seriously :)
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:03am
    @jedibeeftrix: It is sinister because it feeds the fears of that core demographic rather than soothing them.
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 10:58am
    At last someone has the courage to attack the Tories
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