HomeBlogThe hidden welfare state that the U.K. government dares not speak of
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  • Boadacia! May 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    It’s time ‘the predated’ educated themselves, and learned to sift through the propaganda fed to them every day.

  • Ted Duggan May 15, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Shocking ….. Yet at the same time they just divide and rule the masses and you know what ….it’s working.
    I have friends who are starting to blame all the immigrants and the EU for our problems …. They need to read this and then give an honest opinion.
    Facts like these should be on the national news … But the BBC is run by the same bunch so no hope of that.

    • JJ May 16, 2013 at 3:09 am

      No, none of that, Ted. The Beeb now reminds me of East German TV News when I was a lad living in West Berlin with the army.

  • liz727 May 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    What a truly brilliant article! Explains it all for me. Thanks, tweeted… and will keep on tweeting!

  • Gbarbm May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I quite agree about the “living wage” which will reduce the need for people to receive tax credits, which after all is paid from the public purse.
    Whenever the living wage is mentioned, the CBI and employers in general bump their gums about how it will push up the cost of wages which employers have to bear the brunt of.
    Now this is rather disingenuous of employers, because what people may not be aware of is that employers can claim the tax and NI suffered on wages as an allowable expense in their profit and loss account thereby reducing the taxable profit liable for corporation tax.

    • Andrew May 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Gbarbm,

      nice point on the end there about reducing taxable profit but if said company avoids paying their taxes anyway…..

      • Gbarbm May 16, 2013 at 6:30 am

        exactly Andrew….look at what’s happening with Google, Amazon etc etc.

    • Eddie May 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Well of course they can. That’s how profit and loss works. Profit is the money you’re left over with. NI is not money you’re left over with. Ipso facto. The point is to make corporations pay their legitimate taxes, not to subject them to double taxation because we don’t understand what the term P&L means.

      • Gbarbm May 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        Sorry???? bit confused. The employer pays wages and collects and pays the tax and NI to HMRC, they then deduct the tax and NI (by NI I mean Class 1 employers NI)
        So if the employer pays more wages then there is a corresponding reduction in their profit as a result of the tax/NI deducted

        • Paul December 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

          The chunk of money that is paid to the employee is already taxed so of course it is exempt from corporation tax.

  • karin May 16, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Yep, totally agree with this brilliant article. The greedy-guts corporate bosses and government chowsers don’t realise that the predated can turn on their tormentors and become the predators. Bring it on. Wake up Britain!

  • Roy Ratcliffe May 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Excellent article. I have put a link to it at the end of my article ‘Austerity: Another name for war’ at my blog critical-mass.net also a link to this site on my links categories.
    Regards,
    Roy

  • Lugh November 29, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Superb insight into how we’re all being shafted. Will share this via facebook, twitter and g+ now. Thank you.

  • Peter Rowan November 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

    A superb article. In addition to the corporate welfare budget there is another: the agricultural welfare budget. Many farmers only survive because of the welfare payments they receive in agricultural subsidies. I have no objection at all to state-subsidised farming and landscape, but I have massive objection to the dual standards in most English farming areas which are massively Tory in vote and belief and yet rely on farmers welfare benefits a.k.a. agricultural subsidies for their very existence. e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17225652 quotes £3.5bn

  • Phototoxin December 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Sortition is the only solution to true fairness

  • Sift through the lies December 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    This is the biggest pile of unsubstantiated rubbish i’ve ever read, even with blatant lies such as “Not only does the UK pay out unemployment benefits less generous than Romania, Albania and the US, but the wages of the employed have simply not kept pace with productivity over the last 30yrs.” Whoever wrote this is an absolute baffoon, and those that believe it are even worse. The coalition took over a country already ravaged by years of neglect and miss understanding by an apathetic labour government who operated an open door policy in europe and unrestricted benefit spending. when does this stop? how much can one country give? not only immigrants but to those on benefits, those who expect and never give back, this government and tory leader all you idiots keep downing is the only person in the entire country who is attempting to bring us back from a double dip recession and promote economic prosperity so that we can have the opportunity to increase the minimum wage and create a more affluent working class.

    • JJ February 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Seig Heil! You buffoon! You really do live in Never-Never Land!

      • Claudia Hector July 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

        Where to begin. The economy of the UK was bouncing back after a world wide crash at the time of the last general election. The financial melt-down was brought on by capitalist gambling. Before the crash there were jobs, by some odd coincidence there are a lot fewer people living on benefits when there are jobs to be had. There was record investment in the NHS, which was at its all time peak of satisfaction levels among the public. The aim of taking a million children out of poverty was close to achievement. Money wasn’t being wasted on endless harassment of disabled people etc etc.

  • Ishtiyaque Danish December 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

    In India, too, the Government is pro- rich and the media controlled by corporate sector support the Government.

    • Rhondayes February 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Once the American capitalist began off-shoring middle class jobs from America to India and other countries there were going to be billionaires made in the targeted countries. They were going to immediately begin skimming money from the top, before allowing access to it by the rest of you. They now use your feeling of wealth, privilege, and superiority over the rest of the people to vote with them and against your own best interests.

  • Rhondayes February 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Of course, it is. These men cover for each other to keep the money they have and the money they are about to steal.

    Check out the website link to learn how many Indians are rich and newly rich. You don’t get that kind of rich unless you are doing something dirty or underhanded.

    http://www.forbes.com/india-billionaires/list/

  • Harry Ross April 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    That is astounding and sickening. We all see behind the headlines ..a benefits scrounger makes an easy target in the papers but the big money is all going to the same old boys club. Will this country ever wake up ?

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