Its staggering that a mere twenty quid is now being taken away, when seemingly half the country have converted themselves to ‘limited company’ and openly brag how little tax they pay. If that is the case they do not deserve the fruits of tax contribution ie hospitals, medical care, the legal system, etc.
I’m proud of the tax I pay, its a measure of my success. Pity Google and Amazon didn’t feel the same. Another loophole is the downright fiddle of the Chinese selling on ebay from a UK despatch point, charging VAT but as with a couple of duff recent purchases I’m having to send the returned item to China. This stinks! Means another ten or thirty quid down the drain.
Its hard to fathom at the Exchequer the Chancellor wandering around demanding the supplementary twenty quid is abolished. How mean and petty in the extreme, the poorer we are the more valuable a twenty quid note becomes. After covid, isolation, struggling, loss possibly of friends or loved ones the last thing the poor need is a kick in the teeth.
I personally for forty years have been of ‘sole trader status’ and am quite happy to pay my tax. Luckily in later life I am not poor, but in earlier decades the tax bill was always a burden, even when income was extremely modest. But one cuts ones cloth to suit ones purse and hence always muddled through. Now that I’m successful in later life in some ways I’m hardly interested, I do my best but the energy of early and middle life has gone, bereavement didn’t help either. I crave time to settle down with books, take notes, to learn, or to work in my garden but this life of mine hardly allows it. Cooking takes up time too, and all laundry by hand through choice, if it was good enough for my ancestors its good enough for me and anyway it really annoyed me the electric washer spent ages spinning laundry that I could as easily wring by hand and get onto the line in five minutes … job done!
For the poor and needy that withdrawl of £20 is tragic, contrast that with the horrendous expense of something like HS2 …a facility surely in these days of electronic communications is hardly needed, to hell with HS2 …. what we need is lorry drivers! Why with HS2 do they need to ‘save an hour’ on a journey … make me laugh please …. so what, the traveller can have a coffee n whatever once arrived? No-one in the arguament mentions anything of freight, we know it is all road bound. There is no valid arguament for HS2.
Keen .... interested and don't like being fooled. Since I 'turned on' to climate change in Nov 2017 its instantly become all important to me.
So many aspects to consider, loss of sea ice, Arctic methane in its three forms (geological, frozen hydrate and microbial) insane (and deceptive) weather modification programmes, diatom loss (and algae and plankton) therefore loss of Pacific coral, Antarctic ice shelf set to begin collapsing, the methane time bomb, worldwide glacial melting, methane release from permafrost, global warming, Pacific contamination from Fukushima, Jet Stream disturbance, unstoppable feedback loops and the interconnectedness of natural forces and systems .... probable mass extinction etc etc.
I cannot see how there can be such a thing as 'climate change denial'.
I'm very tuned in to being outdoors, I've seen things few other people have ever seen or realised ie plants, animals, signs of our ancient ancestors; rocks, landscape, topography; the microscope, diatoms and algae. And of course the more I learn the greater my humility at how little I know.
Please realise though 2 or 3C sounds nothing it has triggered along with higher CO2 levels our weather systems to go into a self perpetuating feedback mode from a previous 'steady state' and this planets life-forms to be severely thrust into turmoil. Less ice means greater heat absorption, a black algae contributing, jet stream now slit in two and thrusting warm air and damp into the Arctic, These things are real and HAPPENING. Polar bears, the saddest of sights will soon only exist as memory, can you see as many bees in summer? We are losing Arctic and Antarctic ice, at the North Pole it is stupidly over-heated and now exists only as water, you cannot walk there, ie this is now and is now plain fact.
Food production will be vastly hindered, is already inoticeable, also the to be dreaded and increasing chemtrails hinder crop growth, the aluminium we know for fact promotes plant disease, hinders solar energy production and destroys ozone. Aluminium from chemtrails has destroyed waterborne entomology ie insect life, as well as I'm guessing diatoms and algae (and as not yet discussed coral reef destruction, the bryozoanss have lost their diatom partners) .... bees now battle with dementia from aluminium. One part say the lower part of the food chain cannot be taken away without all collapsing. Witness the much under-reported Pacific sea bird collapse of 2015. SAVVY UP - BE AWARE !!!
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