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This Is An April Fool Right?

April 1, 2012 6 Comments
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Workplace Parking Levy begins in Nottingham A levy which charges employers for their staff to park at work has begun in Nottingham. Employers with 11 or more parking spaces now have to pay Nottingham City Council £288 a year per space under the Workplace Parking Levy Sorry I just don’t find it funny. What?  It’s not an April Fool you say Oh FFS My advice if you are piano tuner,…

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I’m Not Following This Tax Malarky

August 28, 2011 18 Comments
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Let me first say I have never studied economics and I am an indifferent mathematician ( C grade at O’level 1981) So may be I’m missing some point here. Families face £60 rise in plane tickets to make up tax-shortfall from foreign holiday dip Families face paying an extra £60 on flights to cover a tax-shortfall caused by fewer travellers passing through Britain’s airports. The Government has predicted a £500million…

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Freeze Punk, RSPCA!

July 28, 2011 42 Comments
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Freeze Punk, RSPCA!

Elite officers prepare to Flash/Bang pensioner for not changing her budgies newspaper Grandmother convicted of animal cruelty and made to wear electronic tag… for being too upset to put elderly dog down The death of a pet is a terrible thing, one that all pet owners sadly have to face, unfortunately our boon companions are not granted as long as us on the earth. Yet while they are here they…

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Still So Far Removed

July 8, 2011 3 Comments
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If ever there was a an example of the disconnection of our so called Masters and the rest of us, this is it . 1 in 5 MPs do not want to provide receipts for expenses It also found 23 per cent thought no major changes were needed to the old Westminster allowances system, despite evidence of widespread abuse. After all that’s gone before, the convictions, the opprobrium in the…

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On Being An ‘Orphan’

April 28, 2011 6 Comments
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Firstly thanks to James and Longrider for setting this all up, I was honoured to be asked, but now after seeing the list of companion authors and Luikkerland’s storming opening post, I’m now a little nervous. On The Name of the Blog As with any collaboration of such independent folk, even the naming of the site was going to be a contentious issue and so it proved, my own personal…

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What Shall I Vote On AV?

April 23, 2011 9 Comments
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I’ve read all the bumf, listened to all the talk. I am by no means stupid as some of the Con’s wish to imply. So I have a pretty good grasp of the Pro’s and Con’s. And yet, and yet, my cynicism has reached such an edge, betrayed, lied to and stolen from by politicians, big business and the rest over the last 20 years. That what it comes down…

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