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A Rainbow Parliament?

Graham11th May 2010

It’s now been five days since the General Election, and we still don’t know what the heck is happening. It’s really hard to find any other stories being reported by the news channels … but are you fed up with it yet? I can’t remember there ever having been such an exciting time in British … Read the Rest …

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Thank You, Mr Clegg!

Paula30th April 2010

Well done to the Liberal Democrats! Finally, someone has mentioned the fiasco of Tax Credit overpayments in a Leaders’ Debate! For anyone who has followed these, there has been no mention during the first two 90 minute debates about the thousands of ordinary people who are fighting recovery of overpayments of  Tax Credits – overpayments … Read the Rest …

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Door Knocking Season is Upon Us

Paula20th April 2010

There has been much in the news over the last few days around allegations that Labour have targeted cancer patients with information about the stance of the Conservatives on cancer treatment. To be honest, I don’t know much about this subject or whether Labour have actually targeted these groups of voters with this information, but … Read the Rest …

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Liberal Democrat Election 2010 Manifesto

Graham14th April 2010

It was the turn of the Liberal Democrats to publish their election 2010 manifesto today. The only manifesto to contain a full index let’s you know that Tax Credits are mentioned on pages 16, 98 and 102. That’s unfortunate, because their most important statement, about Tax Credit overpayments, is actually on page 18 ! No … Read the Rest …

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Conservative Election 2010 Manifesto Suprise

Graham13th April 2010

The Conservative Party Election 2010 manifesto was launched today, and contains three main statements regarding Tax Credits. Let’s mention the first two now, and save the nice suprise until last. The first mention of Tax Credits is contained in a clear statement on page 8: In addition, we will make the following savings … stop … Read the Rest …

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Legal Aid Joke

Paula13th April 2010

What’s the difference between an MP and a Tax Credit claimant? One fiddles the system, tells lies and when caught gets legal aid to fight their spurious corner. The other fulfils their obligations and takes the word of a central government agency as reliable, and when landed with a huge Tax Credit overpayment bill gets … Read the Rest …

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Labour Don’t Care About YOU!

Graham12th April 2010

Today saw the launch of the Labour Party manifesto for the coming General Election. No doubt you’ll all make up your own minds about what they say. Most voters won’t bother to read it, yet will complain about it’s contents when it’s far, far too late. The damage will already have been done by then. … Read the Rest …

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Stories Of Hardship Upon Injustice

Graham9th April 2010

Over the years, HMRC have always stated that they will consider any hardship issues caused by the repayment of Tax Credit overpayments. Different issues of the COP26 comic have mentioned it in different ways. The current version of COP26 actually mentions the word twice, without actually saying anything helpful. But here’s a question, and hopefully … Read the Rest …

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Election 2010 Party Manifestos: Tax Credits

Paula6th April 2010

At long last, the election has finally been called for 6th May. The big question now is: how are we going to vote? There are lots of reasons why people make the choices they do when they vote. Some traditionally stick to one party, some look at specific issues, and some the bigger picture. What … Read the Rest …

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Election 2010 Lib Dem Manifesto: Tax Credits

Graham6th April 2010

Following on from the letter we sent to the three main Party leaders in July 2009, the Liberal Democrats were the first to reply: 9th September 2009 Many thanks for your letter to Nick Clegg MP. Nick has asked me to reply to you on his behalf. I am sorry for the delay in responding … Read the Rest …

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