Will the chancellor cane house owners in the budget?

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What's the betting that stamp durty will rise significantly, or that the chancellor will introduce some new kind of tax, e.g. capital gains tax on first properties?
With the latest Relocation Relocation programme with Kirstie and Phil extolling the virtues of selling up and affording TWO properties elsewhere, surely the chancellor and his advisers must see home ownership as a nice little earner - for him!
Predictions? Fears?
MM
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Hopefully he'll be intelligent enough to see that a tax on employment mobility reduces economic competitiveness. At the same time he could notice that the ridiculous manner that tax duty bands apply to the whole value over a certain figure, rather than just the excess, seriously distorts the market around those price points.
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Unlikely. He appears to be driven entirely by short-termism, greed and spite, and the standard socialist motivation that everything should belong to the State, to which everyone should be beholden.
I imagine the midnight oil is being burned to work out how to confiscate the proceeds of house price inflation without being booted so far out of office that he'll be standing for the job of Mayor of Tblisi.
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On 10 Feb 2004 11:42:51 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@ukmisc.org.uk (Huge) wrote:

Gordon Brown ... a socialist????
RAOTFL ...
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Oh, yes. There's a perception problem in this country caused by a general move to the left. New Labour are still a socialist organisation - they are utterly convinced they can run your life better than you can, and in particular that they can spend your money better than you can. And anyone who dares suggest otherwise is immediately castigated as an "extreme right winger" or "Thatcherite".
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Huge wrote:

Spot on - and it's a very carefully engineered shift in perception, which has taken several years to mature.
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I have never read such crap!
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Try reading your own posts on this subject Regards Capitol IMM wrote in message ...

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I have. They are brilliant.

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You normally write it.....
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LOL, such fun Andy.
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Which is a badge some of us would wear with pride, bearing in mind what the pseudo-commies get up to. I'm old enough to remember the last time this shower got in and the utter devastation they caused.
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wrote:

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What devastation would that be?
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On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:17:54 +0000, "Andy Luckman (AJL Electronics)"

Presumably, then, you regard:
- the poll tax - the Miners' strike - the police being used as the paramilitary wing of a political party - taking the country to war over a few sheep - the wilful destruction of manufacturing industry - the wilful destruction of the communities supported by manufacturing industry - selling off national assets at bargain basement prices
as *positive* aspects of the Thatcher years???
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wrote:

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I honestly can't think of any good that came out of Thatcher. There was a hell of a lot of bad though. Sad days, very sad days.
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Julian Fowler wrote in message >Presumably, then, you regard:

Yes!
Look at todays standard of living, this is due to Thatcher. It has been fouled up by Major/Clarke and now by Bliar/Brown. We are living in the Scottish communist state and it is getting worse. I knew Major was incompetent, but he was an amateur compared to this lot! Regards Capitol
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Can't go any longer.. This is need professional attention.
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wrote:

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And as a counter to that:

50+ stealth tax rises, including removal of tax credits on dividend payments to pension funds (worth 5billion)

the contempt for democratic processes and institutions

The police being used as a revenue generation organisation

taking the country to war over non-existant WMDs

wilful destruction of service and knowledge industries by positive encouragment to outsource

see above. For example here in S. Yorks there were a lot of call centre jobs created, which gave some semblance of a return to employment after the devastation of the miner's strike. These jobs are now being outsourced overseas with the willing conivance of the govt.

squandering vast sums on public sector inefficiencies

as *positive* aspects of the Blair years???
Cheers Clive
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None whatsoever.

Much needed constitutional change - the most radical since Oliver Cromwell. The soundest eco,money in the world. The pound is almighty high Unemployment is very low, etc, etc.
Are bloody blind?
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Cromwell.
I know it is difficult, but try not to confuse radical with good. I would hardly compare Blair's rampant croneyism and disregard for democratic processes with Cromwell's confirmation of the primacy of the commons. And it ranks low when compared to the Whigish Glorious Revolution.
Your placing of Blair alongside Cromwell is a perfect illustration of your blinkered and misplaced faith in the fool.

The strength of the pound is very much a double-edged sword. Especially with a PM so dogmatically commited to joining the EMU. Oh, and we have an increasing trade deficit, business investment down 1.6% year on year.

Well, unemployment is low, comparable with countries such as Austria and Ireland. What is interesting is to look at the trend in unemployment figures over the last decade, which have pretty much fallen consistently from a high of 10.5% in 1993 to 7.2% in 1997 and 5.0% in 2003. So Labour had inherited an improving economic climate anway, although credit should be due for them not screwing it up.

I guess you are.
Cheers Clive
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