General Election June 8th

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  1. SWP's back

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    Wavering massively off topic but I don't think it will so I believe there is a huge amount of doubt. Hollywood has never imploded and the top stars get paid a far higher wage per film than top players get in a year.

    So long as people watch the product, be that football or movies or concerts then those at the top will be paid obscene amounts.

    Which is fine so long as their pay whatever tax is required by law.
     
  2. inchy14

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    stunned, dazed and still can't quite believe it!!
    Ok you old ****............ ;0)
     
  3. Prestwich_Blue

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    We spend far less as a percentage of GDP then the EU average so the misleading term "record spending" is pretty meaningless.
     
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    A shameful fact.
     
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    I'm getting 28.8% against 28.6% EU average (Social Protection spending) but a higher than average spend on social protection per capita (which is more important). Far less? You'll need to provide your sources please. Mine are here:

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Social_protection_statistics

    I'm also not sure why are measuring against the EU rather than say New Zealand or the US (other than the fact you know France and Scandinavia bump the EU up).

    It's not meaningless in the remotest seeing as we are speaking about the UK only. One would imagine that spending was slashed by the Tories on the NHS and Education from reading this thread. When when look and see that the Tories are spending the same percentage now as Labour did ten years ago on the two then it ends that argument and the EU doesn't need bringing into it.

    Come on Colin, try not to compare apples with lego.
     
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    For education, the UK is also well above the EU average and is the highest of the big 5.
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    The original post was about Health and you've provided figures for benefits. Here's my source for the shortfall in health spending: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2...nding-compare-health-spending-internationally
     
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    But regardless, the CEO is responsible for a company that might employ thousands of people. Why shouldn't he be allowed to buy a villa or whatever else? If you won the lottery, should we impose 90% tax because you clearly don't deserve it?

    How do you know the CEO is not spending his money here, buying a house here, running a business propping up thousands of jobs? The CEO of my last company sat 10 desks away and was a top bloke who did more than enough to invest in staff and run the company best. Who am I to say he should pay more tax, not buy his villa etc?

    I don't tell people not earning a lot whether they should be allowed to buy TV's they can barely afford, have pets, have children etc? Maybe if we are prepared to tell executives what they can and can't do maybe we should be doing the same to poor people who could be poor because they are making poor choices?
     
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    It was about health and education to be fair.

    Also one would expect it to be dearer on the continent as they have more private cover. Your figures include private spending on health not just what is provided by the state.
     
  10. hilts

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    It's quite selfish to take money off people who work for it because you don't want to or can't be arsed trying to get something better
     

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