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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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The Reality of Tax Avoidance

The Reality of Tax Avoidance

Backbencher June 19, 2013 0

By David McNeilage If you happen to have switched on your TV in the last few months or so you will have no doubt become familiar with the phrase ‘tax avoidance’, with well known

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