Spending Review: Council tax likely to rise, says think-tank
26/11/2020 | news | business | 3,370
The IFS says the Spending Review means council tax could rise an average £70 per household.
Spare a thought for no dealers and anti-vaxxers this Christmas because there is still no cure for stupid. Removed
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Cam
26/11/2020 10:40:39 33 12
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Haha, excellent.
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26/11/2020 10:42:41 16 19
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"look at me, I have all the media-approved political beliefs"

Not a no-dealer, or an Anti-vaxxer, but I see why people are. Don't be a snob.
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26/11/2020 10:43:11 10 15
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How odd to link those two things together.

Shall I try?

Spare a thought for vegans and Nazis this Christmas because there's still no cure for cruelty.
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26/11/2020 10:43:37 16 1
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Would an anti-vaxxer take the anti-stupid cure anyway?
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26/11/2020 10:40:24 8 3
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It is going to be no deal. Whatever compromise deal is reached, the French will block it. Sensible companies are prepared.
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26/11/2020 10:56:34 3 6
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Ah yes, targeting a minority on their beliefs for cheap likes and to make yourself feel smart. I suppose you enjoy bashing Christians too to make yourself feel superior, despite them numbering only a couple of million.
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djf
26/11/2020 11:00:04 6 6
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Another view point is that people that want to remain in the EU or get a debilitating 'deal' from the EU, are stupid too. Two sides to every argument.
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26/11/2020 10:54:35 5 2
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I know a lot of people who have a 'wait and see' approach to any vaccines. Not many people want to be first in the queue. These vaccines are being rushed out without the usual comprehensive checks and balances. Of course a decent vaccine is the ideal, but many are a bit concerned about the hurried approach.
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26/11/2020 10:56:01 2 2
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Sounds like you are in for a miserable time then. Hohoho
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26/11/2020 11:04:02 1 4
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So boring.
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26/11/2020 11:04:24 6 2
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Also spare a thought for those who can't move on - we lost - move on
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26/11/2020 11:06:40 1 1
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Just borrow another 500 billion and start paying it in 5 years over a 100 year's timescale.
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26/11/2020 11:09:18 3 3
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If you think you can go into a negotiation without considering 'no deal', then you are the stupid one.

Astounding so many sheep have liked your comment.
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26/11/2020 11:09:40 1 3
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Totally off the article topic!
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26/11/2020 11:10:26 1 3
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Also spare a thought for covid deniers and Remoaners for the same reason.
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26/11/2020 11:26:14 0 2
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Might as well add in the All Lives Matter lot as well then, since it's basically the same crew.
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Bob
26/11/2020 11:27:13 1 1
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Ironic. Being so gullible makes you look stupid
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26/11/2020 10:33:32 217 73
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Has a Tory government ever found paycuts to the public sector to be a "tough choice"?

Thankfully though we still have over 100 million for a Brexit festival, billions for HS2, and hundreds of millions for Tory cronyism. Am I missing anything?

But hey, we clapped for the NHS. I'm sure they'll be happy with that.
I would suggest you are missing quite a lot but unfortunately not ignorance. Vacuous, uneducated claptrap. Removed
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26/11/2020 11:03:07 25 9
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As usual, the right wing have only insults to offer as their ignorance and prejudices make them averse and allergic to actual facts and proper debate. Maybe 'Storm' is one of the contractors for HS2 or the Brexit Festival or part of the Tory 'Chumocracy' that's received £457m in government contracts for work they've never done before and who relies on the Daily Mail for their 'information'?
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26/11/2020 11:08:21 8 2
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Is the your CV?
26/11/2020 12:35:06 10 0
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When you only have insults to offer in the way of a response then you're obviously unable to offer anything worthy of note.
26/11/2020 13:05:48 2 1
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claptrap?....you sound like an unfunny Miles Jupp.
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26/11/2020 10:32:08 52 56
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A note to all the public sector workers who are about to hit the keyboard moaning.

You have pretty much cast iron jobs and pensions. Many of us in the private sector, who generate much of the taxes to pay for you, have neither.

A pay freeze sounds like security and stability to me.

You are getting off lightly so suck it up and shut up!
"Many of us in the private sector, who generate much of the taxes to pay for you, have neither."

We pay the same tax rates as you do. Bugger off with this nonsense.
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26/11/2020 10:47:33 0 7
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Income tax maybe, everything else, Corporation Tax, VAT etc I don't think so.
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26/11/2020 10:47:34 3 2
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No, you don't. By paying back some money in tax from your taxpayer funded salaries, you nearly reduce the tax burden a little.
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A far more honest response from hi risk anus would have been to not award the £5 per week rise. Its pretty much the same as nothing but this way he can pretend that he is helping . Removed
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26/11/2020 11:06:03 0 1
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You can make a pan of stew and feed a family of four on £5.
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26/11/2020 10:59:04 3 11
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Sunak has already shown that he is the greatest chancellor in living memory
You actually like hi risk anus Removed
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Sunak has already shown that he is the greatest chancellor in living memory
How has hi risk anus shown that he's the greatest chancellor in living memory?? Removed
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26/11/2020 10:49:19 1 5
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End the 2 child limit for struggling families..
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26/11/2020 11:05:49 1 3
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Hmmm, 5,500 public workers in PHE failed to prepare for a pandemic, costing the UK taxpayer £10Bn wasted cash in overpriced PPE. Not sure they deserve a pay rise.
Moron. The Govt cuts to the NHS over years left zero money. Stop blaming the victims, Removed
Spare a thought for anti vaxxers and remainers. There's still no cure for stupid. Removed
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26/11/2020 11:25:01 0 2
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Certainly you're still infected
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26/11/2020 11:28:45 0 0
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Did you write that all by yourself?
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26/11/2020 11:19:38 7 5
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Rightwing is in the House
There are corrupt biased leaders, corrupt biased MPs, corrupt biased Police, corrupt biased Judges, corrupt biased media, corrupt biased people. It's the rightwing way.

Likewise in gross and subtle layers of humanity.
Black lives matter is about life and the antithesis of racist prejudiced whites ways of life.
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26/11/2020 10:35:10 103 35
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Project Managers?
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Decisions are tough if you care about their consequences

Since, like all tories, the murderous grasping thief Sunak cares only about himself

And he is safe

There is nothing tough about making his decisions
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This Govt has awarded and wasted £Billions in contracts to their mates but then want to stop the extra £25 per week paid to the poorest in the UK. Jenrick typifies this cabinet. He rushes through a decision just to save his mate over £40 million from one of the poorest regions in the UK. I'm sure the entire Cabinet isn't corrupt but you do have to look hard to find one that isn't. Removed
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The scum in office has to make "hard choices" for the poorest plebs
but has been spending hundreds of billions forrich gits without pause
causing biggest debt in history with tax payers to pick up the bill
Good good I think it's illiteracy it's only a machine that makes money
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Where has my last comment gone? They are PROVEN FACTS that Boris is a liar, a cheat and a chancer. He puts a tai-ender, a 'risky sun pack', out to blame Covid for the impending BREXIT disaster. Good luck with that! Removed
Tough decisions on behalf of other people who worked through lockdown keeping things going. But not his pay or vast expenses Sunak, you are a vile Snake. From a non public sector worker who can see what these Tory vermin are like. Removed
26/11/2020 13:25:17 1 5
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Calm down Dearie,
Have you woken up to the fact that it is not 1976 yet?
Have you realised you are allowed to think and analyse things for yourself ?
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26/11/2020 13:24:03 7 5
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There are some I'll feel sorry for, front line Nurses and Doctors, Teachers,

But there is a huge swathe of 'other' public employees who have not been furloughed, have been on full pay, and pretty much guaranteed to keep their jobs, whilst huge numbers in the private sector are losing/lost their jobs or been furloughed (20% pay cut) without any say in the matter.
I’m intrigued. Who are these ‘other’ public employees? Part of the lizard paedophile ring? Removed
26/11/2020 13:22:43 3 2
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All the whinges now abt Toxic MPs..
Don't say you weren't warned...
For all his faults JC was a decent-minded person.
How many Toxics are left u cd say tt about.
Wes
26/11/2020 13:39:50 6 6
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The simple facts are that the public sector still earns more than the private sector, although the gap is narrowing. Public sector workers have by enlarge, secure jobs (I haven't heard of any loosing their jobs during the pandemic) with a healthy pension upon retirement. Private sector jobs = little security and in many, many cases, no pension at all. The public sector don't know they are born!
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26/11/2020 11:07:04 6 16
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More massive savings if get rid of all the admirals,generals,air marshals not to mention the Royal spongers.
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26/11/2020 13:34:30 8 4
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Sunak has learnt well the tricks of populist politics, ( probably from Trump).

First, turn the great unwashed against foreigners (Trump with Mexicans, Sunak -foreign aid)

Second, divide and rule ( public sector against a private sector swelled by recent privatisations).

Third protect your political funders by turning your back on offshore tax arrangements.

If all that fails blame the E.U
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The Public Sector should be put on short term IR35 contracts. They are inefficient. It is obviously wrong to have the public sector living off the back of private sector taxes like parasites. Removed
26/11/2020 14:13:22 3 0
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Like so many on here, you have no idea what you're talking about & yet are filled with resentment & hatred for something you don't understand.
Public sector covers an enormous range of roles from teachers to police, firemen, doctors, nurses, care & social workers, bin men etc. Many are on low or minimum wage. Oh & another little fact for you: THEY PAY TAX, just like Private Sector do.
What you have to do you total cnut is pay the people whose businesses you have destroyed by nonsensical restrictions in full. Pay their business rates, overheads, staff and a wage etc. If you are to stop them trading then you must pay them or face the highest court in the land for your crimes! Removed
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MEANWHILE CHINA HAS LAUNCHES 6G WHICH IS 100 TIMES FASTER THAN 5G

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-china-54852131

THANKS TO THE UK BOWING DOWN TH THE US GOV AND TECH LOBBYISTS WHO WANT NO COMPEITIOTN AND WOULD RATHER GIVE THE UK A RIP OFF US VERSION OF 5G LOADED WITH BACKDOORS.

Lets not forget about the Edward snowden revelations and the U.S global data spy programme.
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26/11/2020 13:46:17 6 4
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Guns before teachers. Welcome to the real Tories
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26/11/2020 15:30:44 0 1
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The public sector has higher wages (on average) than the private sector.

PLUS early retirement, non-contributory index-linked final salary scheme, six weeks paid holiday etc etc.

Trying to kid on that the public sector is somehow hard done by is laughable.
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26/11/2020 16:30:38 1 1
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? Wrong topic I think!
26/11/2020 16:30:44 2 0
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A bit like the Brexit vote, I think it's time to let go.
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I loved his song " Like a Virgin"
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27/11/2020 08:51:51 7 0
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And send Thunberg over to China. Lecture them not us.
As well as the WAG, which wants 20 more members, Wales has 22 Unitary Authorities for a population of just 3 million. We now see that the WAG are sneaking in a new level of bureaucracy which are known as "Regional Councils". Whaaat! Give politicians any power and they just use their positions to expand their power base to increase their entrenchment. Talk about noses in troughs!! Removed