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> Should Billy Connolly Enter Politics?, Big Yin wanted to front Unionist agenda
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post 6th Mar 2014, 09:55am
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post 6th Mar 2014, 11:08am
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QUOTE (Ruchazie Rat @ 5th Mar 2014, 08:32pm) *
Perhaps the possibility you mention could be offset by knowing that it would go towards helping the needy and the desperate, (those currently living on the streets and crowding out foodbanks), thus creating a more compassionate and socially just Scotland.

Would that, therefore, be a bad thing?

Or would you prefer the tax rises/new taxes created by the coalition continue to be given to bankers and city traders as TAX CUTS to squander on magnums of Bolinger and silver trays of caviar?

If the Connolly`s of this world prefer that, swap their Scottish castles for castles down south.

"Living up a close" my arse!

Don't know about you but I have paid my fair share of taxes since I started work many moons ago and continue to do so now.
I have no desire to pay more to cover Salmond's grand plan (be it to line the pockets of castle-dwellers or those on benefits).
I am sure he personally can more than afford to pay an extra few bob though. smile.gif


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post 6th Mar 2014, 12:31pm
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I'm in the same boat mathi, but i dont want our taxes to go towards WMD, invading sovereign nations or keeping politicians flush with with nice expense accounts.
I know the latter also applies to Holyrood, but if we need cars for work and we cant claim the expense back on taxes (friggin £10vat every time i fuel up), then i dont see why they should claim expenses going to and fro from their fixed place of work, parliament or constituency offices.


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post 7th Mar 2014, 03:04am
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QUOTE (john.mcn @ 6th Mar 2014, 12:48pm) *
I'm in the same boat mathi, but i dont want our taxes to go towards WMD, invading sovereign nations or keeping politicians flush with with nice expense accounts.
I know the latter also applies to Holyrood, but if we need cars for work and we cant claim the expense back on taxes (friggin £10vat every time i fuel up), then i dont see why they should claim expenses going to and fro from their fixed place of work, parliament or constituency offices.

Surely you don't expect the chosen of this earth to pay their way as is the case of the "Lumpen Proleteriate". You are speaking here of those who have been by devine providence elevated to the status of deities in their own reckoning. You are speaking of ( here genuflect ) of selfless Westminster Politicians.
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post 7th Mar 2014, 04:25pm
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QUOTE (Mathieson @ 6th Mar 2014, 11:25am) *
Don't know about you but I have paid my fair share of taxes since I started work many moons ago and continue to do so now.
I have no desire to pay more to cover Salmond's grand plan (be it to line the pockets of castle-dwellers or those on benefits).
I am sure he personally can more than afford to pay an extra few bob though. smile.gif


And if the likes of Connolly started paying their fair whack in accordance to what they can afford, the rest of us wouldn`t necessarily have to compensate for it by making up what could be termed "The Connolly Deficit". (P.S. I`m copyrighting that term).

Are you planning to get around to discussing my mention of Connolly`s production company being registered with Jersey/Isle Of Man since 1990 so as to pay little/no taxes? (Just like he does with his castle`s Council Tax, thanks to Thatcher/Blair/Cameron).

By the way, I don`t see how "favouring" entrepreneurs like him with these freebies generates wealth in return. What real tangible economic benefits does an on-off stand-up comedian bring aside from obvious ticket sales? Where`s the service/support industries catering for that. Well, maybe there`s the odd Cayman Islands Tax Consultant....
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post 7th Mar 2014, 10:05pm
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QUOTE (Ruchazie Rat @ 7th Mar 2014, 04:42pm) *
And if the likes of Connolly started paying their fair whack in accordance to what they can afford, the rest of us wouldn`t necessarily have to compensate for it by making up what could be termed "The Connolly Deficit". (P.S. I`m copyrighting that term).

Are you planning to get around to discussing my mention of Connolly`s production company being registered with Jersey/Isle Of Man since 1990 so as to pay little/no taxes? (Just like he does with his castle`s Council Tax, thanks to Thatcher/Blair/Cameron).

By the way, I don`t see how "favouring" entrepreneurs like him with these freebies generates wealth in return. What real tangible economic benefits does an on-off stand-up comedian bring aside from obvious ticket sales? Where`s the service/support industries catering for that. Well, maybe there`s the odd Cayman Islands Tax Consultant....

'Fraid not mate. In truth I couldn't give a tuppeny damn for Connolly's production company any more than I care one iota for Shur Sean Connery wittering on about independence for the country he loves so much he refuses to live here.
Some more truth : I never read where you said that. Your posts tend to go on forever and I only have so much spare time of a day. biggrin.gif
Just liked the Big Yin's comment as it summed up the situation re nats thinking they owned the country pretty perfectly. thumbup.gif


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post 8th Mar 2014, 01:03am
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QUOTE (Mathieson @ 7th Mar 2014, 11:22pm) *
'Fraid not mate. In truth I couldn't give a tuppeny damn for Connolly's production company any more than I care one iota for Shur Sean Connery wittering on about independence for the country he loves so much he refuses to live here.

rolleyes.gif therrs merr money in US that's why thumbup.gif

and its shur shawn if yie don't mind


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post 8th Mar 2014, 08:31am
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Och wombat, it appears last week's fleeting grasp of the 'quote' facility has deserted you once again mate.
Never mind, there's always your 'funny' pictures! thumbup.gif laugh.gif


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post 8th Mar 2014, 10:14am
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Never mind wombat, he's just a big bully laugh.gif

And Shur Shawn like many others who have left has said he will move back after independence so their tax money benefits Scotland and not Westminster.
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post 8th Mar 2014, 10:21am
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Aye Wombat, jist ignore thae sarky cyberbritpratz ! thumbup.gif


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post 8th Mar 2014, 11:07pm
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QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 8th Mar 2014, 10:31am) *
Never mind wombat, he's just a big bully laugh.gif

And Shur Shawn like many others who have left has said he will move back after independence so their tax money benefits Scotland and not Westminster.

Oh now that will be very interesting, we will have a massive influx of stars returning to Scotland so as to 'help' our finances - right!!

Jagz, I don't doubt your sincerity in the slightest, but I don't think the return of the masses is on the cards - whatever the outcome of the voting this year.

Funny how Shir Shawn and the others have a lot of houses, apartments, yet none here in Scotland, at least if they did, they would have been able to give employment to people to look after their homes in Scotland while they were not being used. I think we can all see where this is going.


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post 9th Mar 2014, 05:39am
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Right on again, Carmella.

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QUOTE (carmella @ 8th Mar 2014, 11:24pm) *
Jagz, I don't doubt your sincerity in the slightest, but I don't think the return of the masses is on the cards - whatever the outcome of the voting this year.

Well there certainly won't if there is a NO vote, the opposite will be the case, if i was young enough i would be off myself.

As for a return after a YES vote, only time will tell.
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post 9th Mar 2014, 10:55pm
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I wish I had your optimism!!


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post 10th Mar 2014, 03:22pm
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QUOTE (carmella @ 8th Mar 2014, 11:24pm) *
Oh now that will be very interesting, we will have a massive influx of stars returning to Scotland so as to 'help' our finances - right!!

It's all very well the "big stars" being wooed back (personally, I'll believe it when I see it) if Salmond was to pave the way with tax breaks for them but I'm pretty sure the rest of us will not be so lucky.


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