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My salary dropped by 20% since 2010. That's a whole years rent. And that doesn't take into account the huge increase in living costs. 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2960156/Loophole-lets-freelance-workers-offset-cost-daily-lunch-commute-against-tax-closed-Budget.html

So after the recent revelations of tax evasion by political party donors on both sides of the house, aided by HSBC, what will politicians and civil servants do?

They'll introduce a token tax on legitimate costs of selling one's labour of course, certain to raise precious little from people who have to shell out in order to do an honest day's work and keep the economy driving forward.  Rather than redressing the imbalance and permitting permanent employees to claim expenses for working as they should have done years ago.  If taxes on people weren't so high in relation to taxes on business - a disgrace - perhaps people would be more willing to become part of other people's businesses and become employees.

And all the while, the population remains silent.  You get the politicians you deserve I believe.

Perhaps HSBC should have made sure they were paying their bribes to the government in earnest and the whole story might have been hushed up.
The tax break can be worth thousands of pounds to individuals as it allows them to offset the cost of their home-to-work commute and as much as £10 a day for food against their income tax.
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Completely agree although as far as people willing to become employees goes, I don't think there's ever going to be a shortage there!
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HMRC's solution to makin' mo' money:
1) Build a website that doesn't work.
2) Force people to pay to call you up.
3) Hold them in a queue for over 30 minutes.
4) Profit!
Why does my government remind me of some cheap and nasty little con artist?
Pitch forks.  Who's with me?
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or go out and vote!!
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Marriott will cough up $600,000 in penalties after being caught blocking mobile hotspots so that guests would have to pay for its own WiFi services, the FCC has confirmed today. The fine comes afte...
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Protecting their ability to charge excessive amounts by preventing alternatives?
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The cold fusion dream lives on: NASA is developing cheap, clean, low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology that could eventually see cars, planes, and homes powered by small, safe nuclear reactors.
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It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a stagg...
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-31241867

This really is absolutely disgusting.  Buying votes from those already afforded a better than fair deal from the rest of society.
The young have to shoulder some of the blame for never bothering to vote.  But with cynical mealy mouthed politicians such as these, is it much wonder?

Pitchforks.
Chancellor George Osborne says a pensioner bond scheme offering up to 4% interest will be extended to May due to its "enormous popularity".
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Houses were cheaper in days gone by but so were wages but mortgage repayments were very high reaching 8% at times. Times were tough and it took a long time of doing without to pay it off. We had it easier than the young folk of today as we had fairly secure long term employment which helped.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30959261

Believe we're further along the road to enlightenment than Russia and China?  Oh really?
Amnesty International's Salil Shetty, says Saudi Arabia has got away with much more than any other state in term of human rights abuses.
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Don't look in very often, but from time to time my phone gets a heads up. If I look in it is usually hoping for some new photos of you guys 
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Diego Gomez, a Colombian graduate student, currently faces up to eight years in prison for doing something thousands of researchers do every day: posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them.
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