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Old 25-10-2016, 10:55   #751
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I must admit I did have a chuckle when I saw a clip of Ed waxing lyrical about Labour's new 'commandments' on TV earlier.

Whatever happened to that grotesque monument to Labour's failure?
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Given all the soul-searching and heartache expressed as a result of Jo Cox's murder by a sad right wing nutter, I wonder what Corbyn and his cronies will have to say about this sort of thing:

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Bobby Gillespie is better known as the front man of nineties rockers Primal Scream. The band are big fans of Jeremy Corbyn, Gillespie says Jezza is “a good man” and the Labour leader even thanked him for his support with a tweet during his leadership campaign. Unfortunately Gillespie got a bit excited at a gig last night and according to the Bristol Post told the crowd:

“I’m no comedian but should I tell a joke? What do you call a Conservative MP that’s been stabbed to death? A beautiful f**king thing.”
I don't suppose McDonnell will be saying much having publicly stated he'd like to have assassinated Margaret Thatcher.

It seems lefty hatred knows no bounds but it's OK because they feel the cause is just...

I wonder if the police will be looking into this.
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ooopppsss forgot the link in the above post:

http://order-order.com/2016/12/08/co...stabbed-death/

Judging by the comments section the police are not interested in what was said.
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Jeremy Corbyn says he would like to see a maximum cap on the amount people can earn.
The Labour leader said he thought introducing the limit would be "the fairer thing to do".
Mr Corbyn said he was "not wedded to a figure" but told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Let's look at it."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38568116

Yeah like that's going to work well... I dare say he'll also be taking away their passports to stop them taking their business and wealth elsewhere too.

Well we had blue sky thinking under Blair's New Labour and now we have cloud cuckoo land thinking under Corbyn's Out of touch Labour. Frankly I'd be happy for some real world thinking from what's supposed to be Her Majesty's official opposition but Corbyn is spending far more time indulging his outdated political ego than being an effective leader of a credible party.
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Yeah like that's going to work well... I dare say he'll also be taking away their passports to stop them taking their business and wealth elsewhere too.

Well we had blue sky thinking under Blair's New Labour and now we have cloud cuckoo land thinking under Corbyn's Out of touch Labour.
As far as wages are concerned he's very much in touch. The gap between the highest and lowest wage continues to get greater. While Chief Execs wages have continued to rocket in recent years, others have flat lined. Not sure about a wages cap, but something needs to be done about the increasing gap between rich and poor and our increasingly divided society. Oh hang on, we've got a Tory government, so probably objective achieved.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37341095
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UK one of the most unequal countries, says Oxfam. The richest 1% of the UK population owns more than 20 times the wealth of the poorest fifth, according to Oxfam.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...r-21-cent.html
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Gap between Britain's rich and poor soars to almost FIVE TRILLION POUNDS as wealthiest see assets soar by 21 per cent

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4VLnkuLyH
Even the Daily Fail agrees.

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How would capping maximum earnings help make anything better?
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How would capping maximum earnings help make anything better?
It's laughable really. The sort of stuff students think's a good idea when they've had a few pints or puffs...
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How would capping maximum earnings help make anything better?
tbf to the Govt. they did do something.

Cut the top rate of tax for high earners to make the gap between rich and poor even greater
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More effort needed to ensure that those who are super rich make fairer contributions (tax) without being so draconian they all leave. Labour seems to like huge rates on top earners but it only hits the more moderate high earners who can't afford elaborate but legal schemes to miss paying. Or to tax multiple times.

Is the difference between the richest increasing purely because the rich are richer or because there are new poorer arriving?
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Some people clearly need reminding what happened the last time Labour imposed a super tax.

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Britain's tax regime in the 1970s was one of the most punitive in the world and triggered an exodus of entrepreneurs and highly-paid stars such as David Bowie, who went to live in Switzerland, and the Rolling Stones, who left to record in the South of France.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...king-pips.html

A ceiling on earnings would have exactly the same effect on these same people. A moral victory far outweighed by an economic disaster the worst affected by which would be the ordinary man in the street not the likes of Corbyn's Islington elite.
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How would capping maximum earnings help make anything better?
Doesn't really and drives away entrepeners but it gives the socialists a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
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It was hardly a super tax that was cut for the rich at a time when the NHS is in crisis and the country still massively in debt.

'Some people' might be finding it hard to admit that Corbyn might be right to campaign on this issue.
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Cut the top rate of tax for high earners to make the gap between rich and poor even greater
That's not answering my question. I'm genuinely curious to understand how capping earnings would help.

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It was hardly a super tax
98% sounds like a "super tax" to me
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That's not answering my question. I'm genuinely curious to understand how capping earnings would help.

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98% sounds like a "super tax" to me
we're not alking about the 1970's.... The tax rate was recently cut from 50 to 45p for high earners - doubt it made diddly squat difference to them, maybe an extra few cases of champagne this xmas, or a pony for Penelope...
It would have have meant more to those lower down the can scale, or even perish the thought, invested in the riff raff's NHS....
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we're not alking about the 1970's....
I thought you were. No worries.
Anyhoo, how does Corbyns plan of capping earnings help anything?
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