Thursday, September 29, 2005

Labour sleaze

A former Labour MP is clearly not as keen on tax and spend as her "labour through and through" heritage would imply. Ex-Reading East MP Jane Griffiths has been arrested for not paying her £29,000 tax bill.

Only true socialists have tax bills greater than the average UK salary.


Stevo in HCM said...

Reminds me of the old story about when Brezhnev was in charge in the USSR, he was showing his mum around his huge office at the Kremlin then his villa on the Black Sea and finally his big gleaming car, she said to him "but what will you do if the communists come to power"?

Astolath said...

Come off it - has no one here read 'Animal Farm'?

Snafu said...

Astolath, it's one of my favourites!

Anonymous said...

Away from the topic......You should rename your blog "Not proud of England but would like to be" i am from Cambridge but i recently did a tour of Wales, NI and Scotland and discovered that the regeneration in these parts of Britain is growing rapidly. We English seem to be getting left behind. I'm sick of seeing yet another decent area of England being turned into yet another slum. I noticed in Scotland more so than the other countrys that there is a drastic move towards better education and new educational methods. A push towards speaking proper English, the Scots will be speaking better English than us English. In Wales some of the poorest areas are being flattened and each family is being given a brand new back and front door house and they are also considering following Scotland in the change of education methods. Why is it that England which has by far the largest populatin of all the British countrys is doing so little to help its own people, we have much more revenue from the tax payer than the others, we need to stop pretending we are a super power and start taking money out of missiles, military and world politics and spend it right here where WE need it.