Tax, tax, tax

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Interesting – or may be worrying is more appropriate – article in today’s Sunday Times about record tax levels. Mr Brown’s budget next week may ead us into the highest tax regime on record. Tax revenues will total £490 billion this year, up from £271 billion when Brown took office – equivalent to a rise of £9000 for every houshold in Britain.  The worst of it is, we all know the money is being poorly spent – particularly on public services. No wonder then that regions have sufficeient funds to keep re-inevting wheels – e.g. the Regional Improvement Partnership, funded by the ODPM at a cost of several million pounds to set up a series of new web sites with all the supporting infrasatructre they need. Clearly this is going to deliver real and tangible benefits to us poor citizens!

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Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
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