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New Labour lies and contempt for the public

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No matter which way you try and paint it, New Labour have lied to the public. This, by virtue of the fact that they gave a commitment in their Manifesto not to raise income tax and then reneged on that promise, without a hint of embarrassment or self-doubt. So, if there was anyone out there that still believed New Labour was a party of honesty and integrity, then they only need to look at the fact that they have deliberately broken a contractual commitment with the public. A business would pay the price in the courts, this discredited government must pay the price at the ballot box, because we can never believe them again.

Alistair Darling is reported to have said, “I want to ensure that people inside this country can aspire to do as well as they can for themselves and their families – people want to ensure that if they do a hard day’s work, they get a reward for it.” Surely the irony of this statement is not lost on Mr Darling, given it was he that introduced a penal rate of tax for those that strive to do better for themselves and succeed. This is a tax on hard work, achievement, success, enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Darling went on to say that those with the “broadest shoulders” should pay more. By this he means anyone earning over £100k who will have been told they will lose their personal allowance incrementally to the point where it was vanish by the time they have earned £113,000 and, those earning over £150k, who will be charged 50% tax on all earnings over that threshold. But, as one commentator has already pointed out and, as Chancellor Mr Darling should know, these people already pay nearly 7 times more tax  (in cash terms) than the average British worker. Surely that means they are already shouldering a larger, if not disproportionate, slice of the £150bn income tax take? If our Chancellor cannot even count, then why on earth is he in such an important position?

No further evidence in need, New Labour now stands for broken promises and it is clear that the party no longer values effort, success or enterprise, instead New Labour see these aspects of human endeavour as something to be punished. New Labour don’t deserve to even be on the ballot box, much less governing this country. If they had any self-respect left, they would call an election now!

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  1. […] New Labour lies and contempt for the public No matter which way you try and paint it, New Labour have lied to the public. This, by virtue of the fact that they gave a commitment in their Manifesto not to raise income tax and then reneged on that promise, without a hint of embarrassment or self-doubt. So, if there was anyone out there that still believed New Labour was a party of honesty and integrity, then they only need to look at the fact that they have deliberately broken a contractual commitment with the public. A business would pay t SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: “”, url: “” }); […]

  2. The biggest lie and diversion over immigration has been the uncontrolled immigration that has happened from within the EEC. While older migrants groups are
    singled out and blamed the fact of the matter is that the actual numbers of persons who have come into this country have been from with Europe.
    EEC migrants can come into this country without any immigration restrictions, they can do so without even having to know the language and if they should be
    found to be disloyal to our nation and its national symbols nothing can be done about it. Yet we go on blaming the 38000 asyulum seekers and worse yet 3rd
    generation children of immigrants who came to this country after the war when it needed rebuilding after also having served in the vast number of commonwealth
    citizens who defended the country.
    Today persons who are of British descent and others from the old and new commonwealth are treated as the problem and the ones tagged with the stigma of not
    knowing the language while it is in fact the vast hordes from the EEC who have descended here are the cause of the social problems.
    When people complain about immigrants who do not even know the language who in fact are these people the complaints about. Somehow the news media ends up deflecting
    this on to the countries older immigrants who have long since settled.
    The rise of the BNP who have many members within it that come from Europe do not mention this nor do any of the main stream policitical parties as Europe
    and the EEC are taboo and their citizens coming here are not termed as illegal immigrants. Will society actually wake up and look at the greatest lie that
    has been perpetuated ? No because at the end of all this there is a thinly vieled racist attitude by a minority of persons who have used recent European
    migration as an excuse to attack migrants who came from the commonwealth and the former British Empire and will disregard 350 years of ties.

    James Moore

    18 February, 2010 at 1:55 pm


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