Thursday, 22 March 2012

A budget worthy of defections.

Things are changing. This young family are the exact type of aspirational, hard working people that any political party would love to have - but now their natural home is with UKIP.

The budget was the 'last nail in the coffin' for their defection, the pair said. Cllr Tom Bursnall and former Mayor of Windsor & Maidenhead Cllr Catherine Bursnall like many on the Right, want a low tax nation. Unlike many, they have had the courage of their convictions to join the only Party that really is arguing, unequivocally, for lower government spending and low, flat taxes. These are serious people - Catherine Bursnall was covered by the national media for becoming England's youngest Mayor.

This budget truly was one worthy of defections as Osborne and Cameron seek to dance around, pleasing both the Left and the Right with small cuts here and raises there. We are entering into a new era of politics in the UK where plurality will flourish and where the choice is there for all. If you like big government, vote Labour. If you like similar sized government, vote Tory. If you want flat taxes and things like Air Passenger Duty to be abolished and not raised, then you're natural home is surely now UKIP.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like a combination of flat tax and higher Air Passenger Duty.

Lola said...

Re Anon. Yep, to flat tax. Nope to APD - it needs scrapping, not increasing.

Michael Fowke said...

Yes, or we could do away with all politicians ...

Anonymous said...

APD should be scrapped. It is penalising businesses and families who which to trade and holiday overseas and all for NO perceivable environmental benefit. APD is not reducing the amount of CO2 which is being emitted by human activity every year, so why punish people for no perceivable benefit?

Additionally, Chinese airlines are reducing the services which fly over the EU, by diverting them and causing people to fly further, because of the EU's irrational obsession with CO2.

Disco Biscuit said...

What would you cut to fund it all? And don't say the EU and development aid - that's a miniscule proportion of what the government spends.

Michael Heaver said...

Disco Biscuit - I would tackle welfare massively by forcing people to work instead of sitting around doing nothing. People should work for what is currently JSA, giving them experience and a work ethic, making them more employable in the process.Controlling EU migration would also stop migrants undercutting wages and causing more English youngsters to rot on the dole queue. I've seen this happen to many young people first hand.

There are obviously a lot more things to do but that'd be a good start. Our welfare bill is way, way, WAY out of control.

Anonymous said...

OK, here's how to save over £50 billion.

1. Axe child benefit altogether (if you can't afford children, don't have them) - saves £19bn

2. Axe working families tax credit (see 1 above) - saves another £19 bn

3. Axe the Barnet formula - removes Scottish hands from English taxpayers' pockets - saves £11 bn

3. Scrap foreign aid and our contribution to the EUSSR - together this saves £26bn

The Realist said...

APD, which is already at a ridiculously high level, is materially negatively affecting my business, as is most other things this Dog's Breakfast of a Government are doing.

I'm also a Tory Councillor very very close to defecting to UKIP.

Michael Heaver said...

The Realist - stand up and be counted. Country before Party.

Stu said...

Maybe Mr Heaver before you start typing rubbish you and all the other idiots who say the same thing should get your brains in gear first and stop lumping all people on JSA together. I have worked all my adult life 25 plus years and was made redundant at Christmas. Are you seriously suggesting that I need work experience or a work ethic or having paid multi thousands into the system be expected to work for my JSA. I would rather spend my time getting another job or hadn't it occurred to you that wasting my time working for JSA would seriously hamper my ability to do this. I certainly don't need a 22 year old to give me any lectures on the work ethic. take it from me being on JSA is no joke and the sooner I get off it into work the better.

Michael Heaver said...

Stu - I was summing up my position. In reality I wouldn't treat the long term jobless the same as someone who has worked hard for many years and been made redundant - you should be entitled to more money than someone who hasn't paid into the system. I've seen this scenario personally with my dad and it isn't fair.

Woolfie said...

Dear Stu

Get real there's a good old chap, how the f**k do you think people normally change jobs? Do you think they quit one job before looking for another? Also yes actually I do think you clearly need some work experience, I mean you must have lost your last job for a reason and if you can't find another one with all the experience you've got then you obviously need to learn new skills.

I'm 60 so I can lecture you

Anonymous said...

Have the Windsor Cllrs Bursnalls helped and changed any Windsor resident's lives? Any councillor worth their salt spends hours trying to help their fellow residents. Occasionally you find people using the platform to feather their own nests. Those that do that should look within themselves for the truth, if what they see doesn't fit the job remit give it up and let others with integrity and honesty carry on!

Stu said...

Well Woolfie, 60 and a complete buffoon. I was made redundant, perhaps you are too thick to understand what that means. Let me spell it out I wasnt fired it means that the job no longer exists due to a reorganisation. I will give Michael his due at least he had the guts to say he was wrong. You are just an ignorant stupid idiot with nothing to offer.

Oh and does being 60 give you a brain I think not.