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    Aren't there charities that already exist to help the people who live in poverty in foreign countries? I don't want my taxed money being spent on someone abroad who will most likely not give back to our country, when my money could be spent on helping our country.

    Also, is there a thing about foreign aid not being spent properly? I think there was something with India, where we gave a significant amount of foreign aid to them, but they have a space program and recently sent something to Mars. Just wondering.

    In my opinion, taxes should be spent on benefiting our country, after all, it is money taken from the people in our country. If there is a surplus and we have spare money, sure give some of that to other countries as foreign aid, but not when we are in debt by £1trillion.
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    (Original post by AstroNandos)
    Aren't there charities that already exist to help the people who live in poverty in foreign countries? I don't want my taxed money being spent on someone abroad who will most likely not give back to our country, when my money could be spent on helping our country.

    Also, is there a thing about foreign aid not being spent properly? I think there was something with India, where we gave a significant amount of foreign aid to them, but they have a space program and recently sent something to Mars. Just wondering.

    In my opinion, taxes should be spent on benefiting our country, after all, it is money taken from the people in our country. If there is a surplus and we have spare money, sure give some of that to other countries as foreign aid, but not when we are in debt by £1trillion.
    How much tax do you pay? As of two weeks ago you didn't have a job and had total savings of £110...
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    (Original post by Quady)
    How many kids in the UK die of poverty each year?
    Doesn't matter. Why should British taxes be spent abroad leaving British people or immigrants who've migrated here struggling or on the breadline?
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    Doesn't matter. Why should British taxes be spent abroad leaving British people or immigrants who've migrated here struggling or on the breadline?
    I guess it only matters when you're trying to make a point huh? When someone asks if the point has any basis in fact its suddenly doesn't matter.

    Its a fair arguement if UKIP planned to eliminate poverty in the UK. Thats not on the cards. The plan is for tax cuts focused on the top 10% and top of earners - particularly the top 1-2% on over £150k.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    How much tax do you pay? As of two weeks ago you didn't have a job and had total savings of £110...
    I meant when I pay tax in the future. I still pay tax on the things I buy too.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    I guess it only matters when you're trying to make a point huh? When someone asks if the point has any basis in fact its suddenly doesn't matter.

    Its a fair arguement if UKIP planned to eliminate poverty in the UK. Thats not on the cards. The plan is for tax cuts focused on the top 10% and top of earners - particularly the top 1-2% on over £150k.
    So do they not wish to raise the tax threshold then?
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    So do they not wish to raise the tax threshold then?
    Yup. In line with projected earnings growth/inflation. Nobody will feel better off from it.

    Raise the minimum wage? Widen/increase tax credits? Raise the NI threshold in line with the income tax one? Reform council tax? Reduce VAT? Introduce a citizens income? Nope.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Yup. In line with projected earnings growth/inflation. Nobody will feel better off from it.

    Raise the minimum wage? Widen/increase tax credits? Raise the NI threshold in line with the income tax one? Reform council tax? Reduce VAT? Introduce a citizens income? Nope.
    That's actually a good point. In the last manifesto Ukip wanted to abolish NI while they seem not to have mentioned it thus far. If they do not then it's actually the Tories offering the biggest tax cut for the low paid since they've not denied recent speculation that they will merge the two.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I have a good guess at what will be in the UKIP and Conservative manifestos. I don't care about the Lib Dem manifesto. Labours manifesto is the only one where I am waiting.
    Anything on NI or VAT?

    Incentives to repay student loans early going to feature again?

    Any universal pensioner benefits for the chop?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    That's actually a good point. In the last manifesto Ukip wanted to abolish NI while they seem not to have mentioned it thus far. If they do not then it's actually the Tories offering the biggest tax cut for the low paid since they've not denied recent speculation that they will merge the two.
    Merging doesn't imply increasing the NI threshold to that of income tax....
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Anything on NI or VAT?

    Incentives to repay student loans early going to feature again?

    Any universal pensioner benefits for the chop?
    You what? What party is this referring to?
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    You what? What party is this referring to?
    Opse, sorry, I meant the Tories since the OP had UKIP and nobody knows anything about Labour.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Why bother with a long manifesto for UKIP?

    Surely just have
    1. Leave the EU.
    2. Take Britain back to the 1970s.
    3. Cheap beer for political party leaders.
    They're staunch Thatcherites though! They'd never re-introduce socialism.
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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    They're staunch Thatcherites though! They'd never re-introduce socialism.
    Social policies and general demeaner I think.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Social policies and general demeaner I think.
    Well they are traditionalists I suppose, but not on the extreme end (unlike the BNP, say).
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    No its not. Ample research proves that without a globally united attack on climate change all efforts are done in vain.
    So we should be part of the problem rather than part of the solution? Climate change is by a large margin the most pressing long term issue that faces us right now. When the cataclysm comes there will be no room for your sort on the ark.
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    (Original post by Captain Haddock)
    So we should be part of the problem rather than part of the solution? Climate change is by a large margin the most pressing long term issue that faces us right now. When the cataclysm comes there will be no room for your sort on the ark.
    Yeah. More scaremongering. Nice one.
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    Yeah. More scaremongering. Nice one.
    Guess what? Sometimes the facts are scary. That's not the same as scaremongering.
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    Where can we view a copy of the manifesto?
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Where can we view a copy of the manifesto?
    Its to be published in Sept.

    As always with ACE123's threads, exaggeration is not missed.
 
 
 
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