It’s the Great British sell off: Osborne reveals plan to sell off more government assets than ever before in bid to raise more than £23BILLION this year
‘George Osborne signalled the start of the biggest ever sell-off of public assets in a speech to the CBI business conference last night.
The Chancellor said the government would raise more than £23billion this year – a new record – by privatising stakes in Eurostar, Lloyds and the student loan book.
He also revealed that Government departments have already been ordered to start finding extra savings ahead of the emergency budget in July, as he bids to wipe out the government deficit within just two years.’
Tories could cut a fifth of staff at department that chases tax dodgers, union warns
17:09, 18 May 2015
By Dan Bloom
The FDA union claims HMRC will lose up to 15,000 of its 64,000 staff – despite having to find an extra £5bn by cracking down on tax avoidance
Axe: HMRC could face huge job cuts – but George Osborne wants staff to tackle tax avoidance
Tory cuts could axe more than a fifth of staff at the department in charge of chasing tax dodgers, a union has warned.
It’s claimed HM Revenue and Customs will lose out as new waves of cuts spread across Whitehall, ditching up to 100,000 jobs.
That’s despite HMRC being in charge of a new tax avoidance crackdown that George Osborne claims will net Britain £5bn.
Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA civil service union, says HMRC will suffer because other departments like education, health and foreign aid are better-protected.
And it won’t be able to track down tax dodgers without investing in expensive experts, he warned.
He told Mirror Online: “Tax avoidance is just one part of HMRC but it’s a critical one.
Street Democracy writes:
Our Tory ‘principles of the age’ are depraved, filled with unclean wisdom, a biased favouritism and a total cataclysm of our social and political democracy.
The lobbyist’s who paid millions into the Tory ‘general election’ piggy bank, want they’re financial payback.
Their reward is to be able to continue dodging tax payments by the millions and with less staff hounding their complicated private economic system, fraudulent tax dodging can commence unchallenged.
Corporate wealth has replaced our voting system for money as these millionaires run our centralised power.
Favouring themselves, legalizing money trafficking and biased principles favouring corporatisation hierarchy enshrined into biased rich favouring law is now so obvious they may as well just admit it.
Our government is enmeshed with a culture of privilege, power, wealth and entitlements and with blind obedience the Tory puppet MP’s are too willingly obliging.
It is so obvious.
They’re not cutting staff surrounding the ‘Bedroom Tax’, to chase rent arrears from the poorest.
Another grotesque pantheon completely devoid of moral fibre corporate elites financial manoeuvres work our governmental system like a playing a fiddle.
Our democracy serves the corporate oligarchs.
Our democracy favours concentrated wealth and our system is most radically anti-democratic.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.
‘Ingred Larson received an eviction notice from the county today. Why? For living in a tent on her own property. Yes. Really. She is being evicted for living in a tent on her own land.
10 years ago the city sewer line flooded her home with 10,000 gallons of raw sewage. There was a settlement, however the city/county wants her to hook back up to the county sewer system, but Larson does not want to, and would rather hook up to the septic tank system on her property. The county doesn’t want that, and is forcing her to hook-up to the city sewer.’
‘MPs who were only elected last week are set to receive a backdated an 10 per cent pay rise worth £7,000 within months.
Parliament’s expenses watchdog is planning to a statutory review of MP’s pay in the next few weeks, which will report in the Autumn.
The review is likely to rubber stamp a finding from 2013 that MPs’ pay should increase from £67,060 to £74,000 a year.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said the pay rise would be backdated to last Friday May 8 – the day after the general election.’
Street Democracy writes:
Have we the people of Britain, lost control of influencing their government here in the UK?
Does the financial manoeuvres working within our government, our political ‘centralised’ infrastructure, making government a mere fanciable legalised banking system for the wealthy to further their financial interests?
Our government houses political parties with commercial interests, engaged in a plethora of corporate structures and a financial framework enmeshed with corporate oligarchs influencing agendas for them and not for us.
The MP’s seemingly favour the concentrated wealth and all profits are institutionally organised as our democracy is warped to serve corporate elites.
Is it a ‘democracy’ for those above and police state society and controlled ‘totalitarianism’ for us below?
We see a ‘criminalisation’ of the public deemed ‘domestic terrorists’ unless you overtly prove you’re not.
The ‘criminalisation’ of the protester, the unemployed, homeless people and all those unable to contribute towards a working week and paying taxes.
The corrupt capitalist system that has crudely penetrated our political arenas is being seen by the awakening public and this stems fear into the oligarchs.
Their answer is simple.
The uniformed unsuspecting public have swallowed terrorism and the corporate media overwhelmingly repeats how terrorists have human rights.
They inform us the public, how they can’t protect society (with their manufactured planted made up terrorist plots) unless we remove their human rights.
What they fail to say is ‘we’ll all loose our human rights!’
So we have seen staged false flags, killing innocent lives, a tragic response they receive and rightly so.
Then they let the terrorist off because of human rights issues.They know the response they will get.
Our government officials are a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them.
This will get the public to denounce their rights and the public will be powerless to ever defend themselves again.
A perfect sophisticated propaganda machine to spew such tactics of divide and conquer, ‘you’re either a terrorist or your not’ works.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
‘A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption orders designed to restrict those trying to radicalise young people is to be included in the Queen’s speech, David Cameron will tell the national security council on Wednesday.
The orders, the product of an extremism task force set up by the prime minister, were proposed during the last parliament in March, but were largely vetoed by the Liberal Democrats on the grounds of free speech. They were subsequently revived in the Conservative manifesto.
The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the “harmful activities” of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk of public disorder, a risk of harassment, alarm or distress or creating a “threat to the functioning of democracy”.’
‘Michael Gove is to be returned to a major government department as justice secretary in the wake of the Conservative general election victory.
In a second round of senior appointments since the election, the prime minister is reshuffling Gove, who has been his chief whip in charge of party discipline since July last year, to the Ministry of Justice, taking charge of prisons, sentencing and criminal justice.
Gove was removed as education secretary last year to head the whips’ office, reportedly at the behest of the party’s general election strategist Lynton Crosby, who feared that the former journalist’s “toxic image” could be a vote loser. At the time Gove’s wife, the journalist Sarah Vine, made her feelings clear about the cabinet minister’s move out of the limelight by tweeting a link to a Daily Mail article that the newspaper headlined “A shabby day’s work which Cameron will live to regret”.’
This Kind of Justice, eh Mr Gove?: July 2014 – Home Office ‘child abuse cover-up’: Michael Gove rules out public inquiry into claims of paedophile politicians at Westminster
‘The Education Secretary has insisted that there should not be a public inquiry into a possible cover-up of paedophile politicians in Westminster, after it emerged that more than 100 Home Office files related to historic allegations of child abuse have gone “missing”.
Lord Tebbit, who served in the Cabinet under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, said today that there “may well have been” a political cover-up in order to “protect the establishment” of the time.
The files, which related to a 20-year period between 1979 and 1999, were flagged up as part of an internal Home Office review into a dossier, prepared by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens, alleging paedophile activity at Westminster in the 1980s.’
‘Schools are to fine parents £60 if pupils are repeatedly late for registration.
The penalty will double if it is not paid within 21 days, and parents who refuse to pay could be prosecuted and even jailed.
One council is deploying so-called late-gate patrols to ask tardy parents why their children are arriving late.
But parents’ groups criticised the move yesterday, and said the fines would ultimately punish the children, not their parents.’
‘Don’t let the bastards get you down – choose action over despondency when coming to terms with the general election result.’
‘Hours after the Conservatives were re-elected, the government looked at cutting access to work schemes for the disabled. You’d think they’d at least have the decency to bring some flowers before shafting the vulnerable, but no. Not these guys. Not today. Today is not yesterday. Today, David Cameron does not just have the political will to slash welfare and widen the wealth gap: he has a mandate.
I have spent much of the past 48 hours lying in bed staring at the ceiling, reading despairing, four-letter posts on social media and trying to work out how on earth this happened, as if anyone with half a brain doesn’t know. The political elites closed ranks and capitulated to a politics of fear, first in Scotland, and then across the nation.
The muddled, equivocating voice of what was once the party of the left could not compete with the merciless message of austerity telling us we got what’s coming to us. We know what that is. More cuts to public services. More inequality. More lies. More of the old Cameron doctrine with no pratting about pretending we’re all in it together. The same great taste, now with zero liberals.’
‘Margaret Thatcher secured a knighthood for a top Tory despite being warned of claims that he had held sex parties with under-age boys.
Mrs Thatcher’s former police bodyguard says he passed on allegations about Peter Morrison to the Tory prime minister in 1986.
Former deputy party chairman Morrison is now widely suspected of being a child-sex pervert.
Just four years after the warning, Mrs Thatcher personally recommended Morrison for a knighthood.’