Time lag

It’s enough to make you think our politicans aren’t really paying attention. Spending more time scoring points off each other than thinking through the consequences of a proposal. The abolition of the 10p rate of tax was announced over a year ago; did it really take that long to filter through to the tiny brains of our elected representatives? The 10p tax band has already gone, you total, total bunch of knob-ends. Where the hell were you all 12 months ago? Could it possibly be that the House of Commons doesn’t actually care about the struggles of people on lower incomes (particularly not the Tories – I mean, come on) but saw an opportunity to kick the Prime Minister when he’s already down? Oh, so pathetic point-scoring again. Sounds about right.

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3 responses to “Time lag

  1. kate April 20, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    No, it’s more to do with mood. The media weren’t up for a scrap then because they wanted to see what Brown was going to do before deciding whether to laud or kick him.
    These days, the backbenchers have started to get antsy because their constituents have started to feel it in the pay-packet, and nationally, it’s got traction.

  2. Rachel April 20, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    It still enrages me. My sweet little naivety, that continues to imagine Parliament cares about the electorate and what’s right and wrong rather than what can win the biggest headlines at the time. Ah…

  3. Nick April 21, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Ever more reason to get knocked if you are poor. That baby could be your ticket to a myriad wonderful benefits http://www.chickyog.net/
    On the subject of benefits, one justification I find really irritating is the claim that any shortfall that being moved to higher tax band may cause is the idea you can get in back through the welfare system. Surely it would be far simpler just to, oh I don’t know, not take the ruddy in the first place.

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