Has Ken Livingstone got it right on Labour Spending. Watch

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...vingstone.html
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I agree with what he is saying but it is telling about Livingstone's character that he waits until he is retired to give his full opinions seems like he was rather a careerist.
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I agree with what he is saying but it is telling about Livingstone's character that he waits until he is retired to give his full opinions seems like he was rather a careerist.
He has a call in show on LBC 97.3 on Saturday Mornings 10am - 12pm with David Mellor. It shall be interesting to see how people respond to his article in the Telegraph sorry i mean torygraph , As posted above.
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He's being his usual political self - he is basically urging tax increases on the wealthy, but dressing it up as a 'soft left/centre' demand to control deficits. He is also (as he often does) missing the point - the chief reason for the ongoing structural deficit is that government has gone soft on the corporations and stopped collecting corporation tax from them, especially from the largest and most profitable ones - this has left a much heavier burden of tax on individuals.
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He's being his usual political self - he is basically urging tax increases on the wealthy, but dressing it up as a 'soft left/centre' demand to control deficits. He is also (as he often does) missing the point - the chief reason for the ongoing structural deficit is that government has gone soft on the corporations and stopped collecting corporation tax from them, especially from the largest and most profitable ones - this has left a much heavier burden of tax on individuals.
For once we agree. Perhaps too much crony capitalism?
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He's being his usual political self - he is basically urging tax increases on the wealthy, but dressing it up as a 'soft left/centre' demand to control deficits. He is also (as he often does) missing the point - the chief reason for the ongoing structural deficit is that government has gone soft on the corporations and stopped collecting corporation tax from them, especially from the largest and most profitable ones - this has left a much heavier burden of tax on individuals.
Perhaps a prime example of cheap political point scoring ?


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For once we agree. Perhaps too much crony capitalism?
For sure, it has infected all recent governments in a profound and corrupting way. New Labour turned itself into a branch office for tax avoiding corporations eager to avoid even more tax and the current 'coalition' are no better. Many government ministers are mere stooges for particular business interests.
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For sure, it has infected all recent governments in a profound and corrupting way. New Labour turned itself into a branch office for tax avoiding corporations eager to avoid even more tax and the current 'coalition' are no better. Many government ministers are mere stooges for particular business interests.
Lynton Crosby and the Conservative avoidance of plain packaging for cigarettes has been one of the most shocking I would say, although that is the tip of the iceberg I suppose.
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For once we agree. Perhaps too much crony capitalism?
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For sure, it has infected all recent governments in a profound and corrupting way. New Labour turned itself into a branch office for tax avoiding corporations eager to avoid even more tax and the current 'coalition' are no better. Many government ministers are mere stooges for particular business interests.
Once in awhile round here, people say beautiful things.
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Once in awhile round here, people say beautiful things.
Pardon?
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Pardon?
It was a way of saying I agree.
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It was a way of saying I agree.
Oh, ok.
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