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[Blogidarity] Lord Matt Appeal

Posted by Lex Fear on July 1, 2007

This Post Is Rated: N for Nothing to hide, nothing to fear. Contains reference to a possible abuse of process.

Long time supporter and reader of Abandon All Fear, Lord Matt reports his local council’s zealousness over council tax collection. Despite being subject to council tax benefit (which is under review) they haven’t given him any time to respond to a demand for payment before sending him a court summons.

It smells like an abuse of process but Alex Fear is limited to his experience with parking enforcement and speeding. If anyone has an idea about these things, feel free to get in touch with LM, as he is now facing a bill of £1000 or more.

LM’s Court Appeal
Blog of trial and courts decision
Thanet Council breaching the law?

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[EnvironMENTALIST] Miliblog: 2 Questions

Posted by Lex Fear on March 27, 2007

Much debate has taken place over EnvironMENTAL, Food and Affairs Secretary David Milibands blog. Rumours abound at the cost of his blog to the tax-payer.

Guido first posted with a figure of £8,150 (but estimated the real cost to be nearer £50,000). One MP, Tom Watson dismissed that as nonsense and offered figures of £6,000 for setup and £4,500 to maintain annually. Guido came back with an annual wage of £62,400 for Milibands blog assistant.

Finally Miliband posted actual costs on the blog:
Initial Setup £6,000
Change over to DEFRA £1,250
Ongoing Technical costs £900 p.a.
Blog assistant £3,600 p.a. (£300 / 10 hours per month)

What no-one seems to be asking is:

A) Why tax-payers are paying ANY money towards a personal blog, especially when 11.2 million UK households (44%) are not online.

B) If one of the opposition parties gain power at the next election, no doubt the EnvironMENTAL secretary will be replaced- does this mean the blog will be forfeited to the new secretary? If it belongs to the tax-payer it should (yet another £6k for name change, no doubt).

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[Profiteering] Road Safety Statistics

Posted by Lex Fear on March 27, 2007

icWales 23 March 2007 – 13 Year Backlog to Repair Poor Welsh Roads.

“The maintenance backlog for local authority roads in Wales is estimated to take 12.9 years and each county council here has a maintenance budget shortfall of £4.1m.”

icWales 22 March 2007 – North-South Devide for Speed Camera Cash

“The Treasury will provide a fixed grant to each camera partnership, with Wales’ money, totalling £8.5m, channelled through the Welsh Assembly Government.”

DriveTime 24 March 2007 – Poor Maintenance Threatens Road Safety

English authorities receive just 40% of the budget they need to spend on local roads.
Welsh authorities fare even worse, receiving only 28% of the budget they require – just £1 per metre a year is spent on roads in Wales in comparison to £2 in the rest of England and six in London.

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[Budgeting] Economics

Posted by Lex Fear on March 21, 2007

I find myself looking rather ironically at the Prime Ministers Chancellors budget announcements for a number of reasons.

1) It is the first time in my life, I find myself on the slight benefit side of a budget announcement, though I consider other members of my family who have not done so well.

2) It is interesting (but none-the-less welcome) to see that it is mostly Tories who are pointing out how Browns budget switcheroo affects the poorest tax-payers of society:

Gavin Ayling
Guido Fawkes
18 Doughty Street
Iain Dale
Praguetory

Meanwhile The Man Who Would Be King provides a link to Virtual Economy 2002 where you can play at having a go at your own budget. I had a go and I think I fixed it. Most notable changes:

Reduced the rate of income tax (percent) : 6
Reduced basic rate of income tax (percent) : 10
Reduced higher rate of income tax (percent) : 35
Increased basic rate threshold (£pa) : 2,400
Increased personal allowance (£pa) : 6,000
Increased personal allowance for over 65s(£pa) : 8,000
Value Added Tax : abolish it
VAT on fuel (percent) : 0
Duty on tobacco per pkt 20 (pence per pkt 20) : triple it!
Duty on a pint of beer (pence) : double it!
Extra duty on a bottle of wine : triple it!
Extra duty on a bottle of whisky (pence) : triple it!
Extra duty on petrol per litre(pence) : abolish it!
Lowered vehicle excise duty (£p.a) for cars above 1,400cc : 50
Reduced base rate of interest : cut by 1/4 point
Increased department of health : increase by 10%
Increased department for education and employment (DFEE): increase by 5%
Increased the ministry of defense : increase by 1%
Increased child benefit (per child) : 30
Lowered child benefit (extra for first child) : 2
Increased basic state pension : 100

Looking at the generated charts my changes brought about:

  • Economic growth boom 2003-2007 with a sharp decline by 2010
  • Steady increase in national income up to 2009
  • Sharp drop in unemployment to -7% I think that’s a record- companies can’t find enough employees- wages rise.
  • Inflation takes a nosedive in 2004- banks are actually paying interest instead of charging. lots of mortgage and equity release buyers, who are then made bankrupts in the 2000% rise over next 4 years.
  • government debt drops from current 40% to 10% by 2009 (after a small rise).
  • The exchange rate tanks… can anyone explain what this means?
  • To summarise everyone benefits- single, family and pensioners apart from unemployed couples with 2 children who are finding an increase in tax on tobacco and alcohol…

…however… I would like to point out that not all unemployed people, on benefits for whatever reason, drink, smoke and breed like rabbits. Many decent people have no choice but to rely on benefits, but are ultimately more responsible than the cocaine-snorting upper-middle classes.

See everyone can be stereotyped.

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[Elite] Rich Benefits

Posted by Lex Fear on March 7, 2007

I’m not in the least surprised by this little item, it’s pretty much elementary.

I’m not an economist (so feel free to correct me if you have a valid counter-argument), but the truth of the matter is that taxes rarely affect the rich or the Corporati. I don’t need to explain this because our PM has already done so in a recent interview on Newsnight:

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[Fisking Bliar] This Is What He Really Meant

Posted by Lex Fear on March 4, 2007

I am aware that many have already weighed in on the PM’s email, and given their response. I’ve been too busy screwing up his computer to provide a fearism, but I’ve finally got round to it.

Here is that email, comments in blue:

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