Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Now the 'Mail' calls government corrupt

Georgie's Pie Tax foundered yesterday in the Commons on the admission that a pie at 20deg when the air temperature is 22deg, as it was yesterday, would be free of VAT but the same pie would cost 20% more if the air temperature dropped to 19deg. It was clear at that point that Osborne has never visited a Greggs in his life; skilled though the staff are at serving a queue after sausage rolls and steak bakes, taking temperature readings every time they make a sale will surely be a task too far. Labour MP John Mann said "He has put taxes on cheap lager, caravans and pasties – all the things George Osborne doesn’t use himself. It’s almost as if the Budget was a personal tax plan for him and his friends."

A Mail editorial continued the theme;
Two points can be made with certainty about the Government’s plans to simplify and relax planning laws. One is that those who stand to gain most are get-rich-quick developers, who include some of the Conservative Party’s most generous donors. The other is that the biggest losers will be lovers of England’s countryside, among whom are numbered many of the Tories’ most loyal traditional supporters. Inevitably, therefore, many will detect a noxious whiff of corruption and betrayal ...
The Mail, it seems, is out of love with Cameron's government - in contrast to the Telegraph, which has swiftly removed all yesterdays stories on Suppergate from its online edition. After ditching Heff for Hello! the poor old Torygraph really has lost its soul to the devil.


DeeDee99 said...

The wheels are coming off Cameron/Osborne's waggon. They failed to win the GE, they have no mandate and they have alienated their natural core support, as well as the swing voters that were prepared to give them a chance.

Osborne's arrogance shone through the Budget. He's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"After ditching Heff for Hello!"

Brilliant, R, just brilliant.

Couldn't have put it better myself.

Anonymous said...

The Telegraph is a shell of the once great newspaper it was - nice one Barclay bros - those two fine upstanding leeches of the British metropolitan elite and by extension the EUropean elite. Ergo, small wonder the Telegraph reflects the louche immoral drift into an intellectual cul-de-sac, suiting perfectly our dullard elite.

I don't bother with the DT, anyone who 'thinks' would too.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Incidentally, anyone selling a pie at 20C would be in trouble with the Environmental Health anyway - but the point is well made.

Blue Eyes said...

It's so depressing. Reforming the planning system should have been a big win for the economy. Even arch-nimbys like my mother know in their heart of hearts that more housing should be allowed in the big cities. But the government allowed itself to be painted as wanting to concrete over the countryside. Os and Cam are hardly first order strategists are they?!

And reforming VAT is always a third rail issue. Having put up the rate in 2010 the government should have left it alone so that people could forget their anger over it. Or the government should have made all the changes it wished to on Day One.


Oldrightie said...

Another example of their EU, NWO credentials and ambitions. I fully agree with,

Love your post as well, of course but it's the EU ugly influence as ever that's behind this budget. Written and approved by Brussels.

Elby the Beserk said...

Nota Bene - all VAT adjustments are at the behest of the EU.

G. Tingey said...

NOT the case, or we'd have VAT on fresh food, and on books.
We don't

Mr Ecks said...

See EU Referendum blog--the EU IS the cause