The United Kingdom’s ‘unfair’ Bedroom Tax –has it now become the ‘illegal’ Bedroom Tax?

  The last British Government (a coalition headed by the Conservatives) introduced in 2013 the nicknamed Bedroom Tax on the poor, which has been widely condemned for being unjust and a politically contentious policy by those on the moral high ground. The tax has reduced housing benefit for all individuals who rent a Council or […]

General Election ‘Manifestos’ – just Promises. Promises, Promises?

      Well, well, well, some parties so called Manifestos are out this week. Should we have expected them to be jammed full of surprises? No, not really, the only real surprise is that they didn’t appear at the start of the campaign nor even earlier, don’t you think? [MANIFESTO:-     Plaid Cymru (TWO WEEKS […]

The Bedroom Tax – the most divisive charge since the Poll Tax?

  The Poll Tax and the Bedroom Tax certainly  have two things in common – first, they go under popular & common descriptive rather than official & correct names,. and second when introduced they were utterly despised by the general population (the ‘well-off’ were big supporters of both though, weren’t they?). The Poll tax was […]

European Elections – Shocking Result Prediction?

Well Postal votes have been cast! Voting at the Polls starts in the morning throughout the UK! Soon after the polls close here we will have the ‘experts’ predicted result! (Publication of ‘exit Polls’ are NOT allowed until ALL 28 Member States finish voting, and actual results won’t be known until Sunday though – after […]

Voting at Age 16 – democracy gone mad?

The minimum age that someone is allowed to vote in the UK was reduced from 21 to 18 years in 1969, and the swell from the deeps is to drop this soon to 16 years. As usual it is the liberals amongst us who are fuelling the fire and fanning the flames. In 1999 LibDem […]