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Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Thomas Walker August 25, 2016 2

In the UK, profits from spread betting are not subject to tax like those from other forms of investment and trading are. This is because British law treats spread betting as a form of

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Rejoice – The Left Are In Turmoil Across Europe

Rejoice – The Left Are In Turmoil Across Europe

Lee Jenkins July 22, 2015 0

Labour’s current turmoil is a symptom of a disease that’s ravaging social democratic parties across the continent The May General Election was a trauma to Britain’s Labour Party from it  will not quickly recover.

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Support your local State Mafiosi

Support your local State Mafiosi

Old Holborn April 24, 2014 3

I was intrigued to see today that a Manchester Labour Council has decided to persecute those nasty citizens who refuse to follow the diktat from Glorious Leader and recycle their household waste properly. They

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Should We Allow Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation?

Should We Allow Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation?

Sam Woolfe January 29, 2014 1

Conscientious objection to military taxation (COMT) is a principle which says that citizens be entitled to insist that their taxes not be spent for military purposes. COMT is supposed to logically extend from the

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Scrap the Licence Fee to Save the Courts

Backbencher December 19, 2013 0

The License Fee is unjust, unnecessary, and certainly isn’t a matter for the courts. I moved into a new apartment a fortnight ago. This being the 21st century it was deemed essential that a

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Nearly 70% of my £500 bonus goes to the treasury – How Much is a “Fair Share” ?

Nearly 70% of my £500 bonus goes to the treasury – How Much is a “Fair Share” ?

Backbencher September 19, 2013 5

  Let’s imagine I am a top rate taxpayer and I receive a £500 bonus, if I spend it all, how much goes into the real economy to buy goods and how much is

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Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Benefits claimants aren’t ‘scroungers’ or ‘shirkers’

Daniel Pryor July 23, 2013 1

(Photograph by Helen Cobain) Daniel Pryor criticises right-wing attitudes towards the welfare state and its recipients. I am going to plead with you to adopt a more compassionate, caring and understanding view of benefit

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UK Economy: Encouraging signs but more tough decisions await

UK Economy: Encouraging signs but more tough decisions await

Backbencher June 24, 2013 0

By Neil Kennard George Osborne has maintained throughout the lifetime of this Parliament that the government needs to spend less and get borrowing down through an eight-year austerity programme. Amongst the figures being mentioned

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Ben Bernanke’s Legacy: A Libertarian’s Perspective

Ben Bernanke’s Legacy: A Libertarian’s Perspective

Backbencher June 20, 2013 0

How should history judge the head of the Federal Reserve? This week President Barack Obama gave a clear indication that he intended to follow a new path within the Federal Reserve. On the American

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Letting the poor die in the street?

Letting the poor die in the street?

Backbencher June 11, 2013 3

Andy Bolton addresses those who mischaracterise libertarian beliefs regarding healthcare. How often have we libertarians heard the line: “You don’t want state healthcare? Then you must want poor people to die in the street?” Thankfully

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