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    • By MSE Martin 8th Sep 04, 2:18 PM
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    Fantasy Prime Minister: Take a 'Chance-llor'
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    • 8th Sep 04, 2:18 PM
    Fantasy Prime Minister: Take a 'Chance-llor' 8th Sep 04 at 2:18 PM
    Poll Started 8 September. Let's play Fantasy Prime Minister. If you were Tony Blair, which of the following would you do with Gordon Brown? Your decision should be based on personal, public and political expediency. (to discuss this or view past poll results go to the Money Polls section in the Chat Forum)

    Demote him to Foreign Secretary
    Drop him from the Cabinet entirely
    Keep him as Chancellor full stop
    Keep him as Chancellor, but dump him after then next election
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  • cport80
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    • 9th Sep 04, 12:56 PM
    Re: Fantasy Prime Minister: Take a 'Chance-llor'
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    • 9th Sep 04, 12:56 PM
    I'm surprised there's so much support for Mr Brown considering the forthcoming reduction in the ISA limits from April 2006.

    At the moment he appears to be focusing on tax incentives for VCT's - a riskier investment for people with a thousand pounds or more to sink into AIM shares and private companies. Still if the fund just breaks even it's a nice 16% income from the taxman for a basic rate payer like myself (if my understanding is correct).

    Tempting for gamblers with deep pockets but I would prefer to keep the ISA allowance.
  • The_Nickster
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    • 9th Sep 04, 9:47 PM
    Re: Fantasy Prime Minister: Take a 'Chance-llor'
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    • 9th Sep 04, 9:47 PM
    I'm surprised there's so much support for Mr Brown
    'It's the economy stupid'

    I used to be puzzled by why GB has been seen as an unpopular politician and would be an electoral turn off. In the end I decided it was his left wing past. The Centre and Right of British politics and press always like to discredit left wing politicians scared that their precious ultra-low (by international standards) 40% higher income tax rate was under threat.

    Although the scaremongers of the Right like to suggest that GB secretly wants to return to 80% plus top rate of income tax there is no danger of that and most sensible people know it (as this poll is showing).

    Personally I think GB would make a good Prime Minister.
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