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    • Crabman
    • By Crabman 9th Mar 10, 12:28 PM
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    • #2
    • 9th Mar 10, 12:28 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 12:28 PM
    Since they still appear to be planning a 'reform' of inheritance tax, how about the return of the 10% tax rate?

    The Tories were clearly outraged at the time it was abolished, but will they actually take positive action and thus prove that they care about those at the 'other end' of the scale?
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  • vangirl
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    • 9th Mar 10, 1:13 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 1:13 PM
    You should ask him if he would increase the rate of VAT or add VAT to products currently exempt.
    • lostinrates
    • By lostinrates 9th Mar 10, 1:15 PM
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    • #4
    • 9th Mar 10, 1:15 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 1:15 PM
    As I'm from debate house prices board really (well...and health beauty and fashion, but...well, I don't think he claims expertise in those areas) I'd like to know what he considers a healthy property market, for current homeowners, first time buyers and the economy as a whole.

    I'd also like to know what equality he might strike between taxation etc of paye earners and self employed and his views on a cashless economy
    Last edited by lostinrates; 09-03-2010 at 1:29 PM.
  • tomterm8
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    • 9th Mar 10, 1:45 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 1:45 PM
    How would Mr Osborne change the regulation of the banks?
    Who are the ten largest donators to the Tory party in the last year?
    “The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.”
    ― P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens
  • baileysbattlebus
    • #6
    • 9th Mar 10, 2:26 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 2:26 PM
    Does Mr Osborne still plan to bring back the link of state pensions to earnings in the next parliament, he said he would in the last Tory Party Conference.

    How does he plan to fund this and how does it fit in with the age of austerity promised by him last autumn?
    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 9th Mar 10, 2:40 PM
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    • #7
    • 9th Mar 10, 2:40 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 2:40 PM
    As well as bringing back the 10% tax band, I'd like to see some reforms to benefits.

    I fail to understand why under 25s get so much less JSA or equivalent than those over 25, and also why under 25s are forced into shared accommodation. I know benefits are a sore subject for a lot of people on these forums but as someone who has fallen on hard times having been made redundant out of the blue, after paying into the system, I am asking why I am, as a 24 year old, receiving £15 less per week than I will be "entitled" to in less than 6 months time, when I turn 25. And why I will then be deemed fit to have my own home rather than being forced into a flatshare in an unsafe property with damp in a nasty area, as happens to so many people. I'd also like to see more practical help being given to jobseekers as the jobcentre has been useless to me.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
    • michaels
    • By michaels 9th Mar 10, 3:07 PM
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    • #8
    • 9th Mar 10, 3:07 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 3:07 PM
    Some sense of the balance between spending cuts and tax increases to be used to move public spending and income back in to balance?

    Any comments on whether the tax and NI system could be radically simplified and made fairer with sharply increased allowances paid for by restricting universal benefits to those who need them (subject to the efficiency cost of dong this)
    Cool heads and compromise
  • Errata
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    • 9th Mar 10, 3:25 PM
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    • 9th Mar 10, 3:25 PM
    Ask him if he has the slightest idea of what percentage of their weekly SRP a pensioner has to spend on keeping their house heated to the recommended temperature and themselves alive.
    Actually he won't have a clue, so be prepared to tell him.

    ps don't be fobbed off with the WFA emotional red herring.
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
    • Conrad
    • By Conrad 9th Mar 10, 3:48 PM
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    Conrad
    I'm a life long Tory as is my father, yet because of Osborne we are both going to vote Labour.

    WHY DID HE ALONE AMONGST INTERNATIONAL STATE DIGNATORYS TAKE THE VIEW Q/E WAS NOT NEEDED JUST PRIOR TO THE UK Q/E PROGRAMME BEGINNING?
    • dealsearcher
    • By dealsearcher 9th Mar 10, 4:10 PM
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    Martin,

    Stick to the big picture:

    1. How are they going to make sure the markets have confidence in them?

    2. Their priorities on tackling the deficit when they get to see the actual figures after the election?

    3. How are they going to simplify the tax system for individuals and small businesses?

    That's probably all you will have time for if you get comprehensive answers.
  • bunglejemson
    Will the Conservatives consider introducing a tiered stamp duty threshold?
    • purch
    • By purch 9th Mar 10, 4:23 PM
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    Taxation is far to complicated in this country
    Yes.

    When can we expect the "simple and fair" tax system that Fatty Lawson promised us in his last budget ???
    'In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are Consequences.'
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 9th Mar 10, 4:28 PM
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    MSE Martin
    Martin,

    Stick to the big picture:

    1. How are they going to make sure the markets have confidence in them?

    2. Their priorities on tackling the deficit when they get to see the actual figures after the election?

    3. How are they going to simplify the tax system for individuals and small businesses?

    That's probably all you will have time for if you get comprehensive answers.
    Originally posted by dealsearcher

    My jobs the litle picture-political interviews ask these of politicians all the time- what they dont do is ask about energy bills and credit cards.
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • tomterm8
    If you are going to ask about credit cards, maybe ask him if universal default is fair... that is, whether it is fair for a credit card to increase your rate because you forgot a single payment on another companies credit card.
    “The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.”
    ― P.G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens
  • Errata
    My jobs the litle picture-political interviews ask these of politicians all the time- what they dont do is ask about energy bills and credit cards.
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Golden opportunity to ask him my post no. 9 question
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
    • Kenarf
    • By Kenarf 9th Mar 10, 5:06 PM
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    Ask him if he will employ Vince Cable if he gets The Job.
    (He will need all the help he can get).
  • Eric Pisch
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    • ChiefGrasscutter
    • By ChiefGrasscutter 9th Mar 10, 5:27 PM
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    Do they have any policies at all.................
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 9th Mar 10, 6:07 PM
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    10% Tax

    Abolish TV Licence

    Why are credit card companies allowed to charge such high rates when the base rate is at an all time low

    Energy costs

    Public Transport prices are too high it does not encourage people to use them

    Will all Peers who sit in the House of Lords be made to pay Tax, if they don't live and pay Tax in this country why are they allowed to sit in Parliament.

    Why are banks still making profits and haven't paid a penny back to taxpayers, but still paid out bonuses - where's my divi?

    Can we have an investigation into Council councillors expenses.

    Why is council tax so high when wages are not keeping up - most people can't afford to pay

    Why are immigrants allowed to claim benefits and get free health care and education when they have never paid anything into the system through NI ?
    They would never cover the fiull cost if they find a job retrospectively.

    Why are firms being allowed to get away with moving jobs abroad?

    When can we have a referendum on Europe? people were duped in the 70's thinking that it was just to be as a Trading partnership now it is a dictatorship

    Can we get rid of the Clause that allows free for all immigration - Racism is now getting worse because the indiginous population are being ignored and are resentful.

    If you put vat on food how will you help the poor, and elderly to cope with higher prices in the shops when most have the decision do I eat or do I heat my home?

    Will you get rid of the Quangos?

    Will you abolish some of the big brother laws that labour have made
    Last edited by Butterfly Brain; 09-03-2010 at 6:32 PM.
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