Interesting to watch the BBC promote the utter madness of Ed Balls class war driven envy laden plan to hike the top rate of tax. It’s as if the BBC are colluding in the rewriting of history. I think these charts tell the story the BBC will not tell…


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  1. Milverton says:

    If Balls wants to keep White Dee et al in their beer, ciggies and crack he will need to tax, borrow and spend, spend, spend. The client state doesn’t come cheap.

    He’s just said he’d spend more on the Andrew Marr show. I’m sure the BBC are preparing that story for top billing on their website as we speak. Or not.


    • Guest Who says:

      “..He’s just said he’d spend more on the Andrew Marr show. I’m sure the BBC are preparing that story for top billing on their website as we speak. Or not.”
      Not sure about the website. As I doubt Ms. Dee is any more likely to be surfing those waters than she is to be up or watching the cosy Sunday sofa chats served up between Mr. Marr and dinner guests.
      For her to learn who to vote for to keep her in an accustomed manner will take some careful editing and media placement between shows.


  2. Dick the Butcher says:

    Not sure who this is aimed at. Old Labour dinosaurs will vote for The Tapir come what may. Perhaps they reckon there will be a lot of Illiberal Democrab votes to be hoovered up.


  3. johnnythefish says:

    So far missing from the BBC’s interviews with the mantra-spouting Labour spinmasters – sorry, shadow cabinet – is the question: apart from the £3billion you claim the 50% tax rate will raise, how do you plan to cut the rest of the deficit?

    And maybe, just maybe, when Balls next prattles on about how the national debt has increased under the coalition (and how he’s going to have to sort it out – oh, how we larfed), they might just ask him what would he have done about the deficit (£150 billion in the last year of the Labour government) given he has opposed every single cut thus far?

    But both of those are questions from right-wing point of view, and we know the BBC don’t do that.


  4. F*** the Beeb says:

    Yesterday was the first time I’d ever been made aware of the “10 men at dinner” story that explains the nature of tax. You can find it here if you’ve not read it before:


    Explains Labour perfectly.


    • F*** the Beeb says:

      Although of course, if it was Labour involved it wouldn’t be ten men. There’d be four white men, two white women, a racist black man, a racist black woman, a Muslim in a wheelchair and a Romani lesbian with Down Syndrome.


  5. Alex says:

    This is disgraceful on the part of the BBC. Without a care for the economic consequences, the BBC are hopping on board in the cause to further socialism. Socialism and economic growth just doesn’t work as history shows us. Through unfettered immigration, political correctness, Islamic appeasement and now socialist economics this country would be condemned to the scrap heap, but the BBC and the Left carelessly trumpet the cause for their own selfish ideological reasons.


    • ember2013 says:

      Despite the theoretical label that the BBC is “impartial” there is a huge desire for them to promote parties loyal to both maintaining the LF mechanism and increasing the fee. Labour is their closest ally in this respect.


  6. Fred Sage says:

    The latest spin by the BBC about the cost of living going down and that most are really better off: is that people do not FEEL better off. And therefore the figures do not matter.
    I am tempted to throw something at the TV at times like this.


    • ember2013 says:

      The whole “Perception” poll routine is forever loaded regardless of the economy. Most people always feel that they could be better off than now. PEople today are rarely satisfied until they’ve replaced their nth Tablet with the (n+1)th.


  7. Colonel Blimp says:

    look at the headline on the Beeb website right now – lead story isn’t phrased as criticism of Balls’ stance but instead his defence. Compare and contrast with the usual “Labour attacks Tory plans” slant put on stories from the other side


  8. King Stupid says:

    Amazing that Vance bores on about 50% tax rate closely followed by his “gang”. Do any of them even pay 40% tax? Judging by the tiny revenues of Vance’s third rate business he’s hardly bothering Coutt’s bank as customer. More likely Wonga.


    • Demon says:

      Never in the field of BBC trolling has a troll been so perfectly named.


      • johnnythefish says:

        Yet another drive-by character assassination.

        No engagement with the debate, though.

        I bet in his spare time he’s an eco-fascist.


      • pah says:

        Expect more of it. The unseasonably, extraordinary AGW inspired weather has raised river levels to the extent that there is no room under the bridge for their big fat heads. It’s come out into the daylight or drown …


    • M says:

      I do. Do you even pay tax at all? King Stupid – how apt


    • Robin says:

      That’s the second time that I am aware of that King Stupid asks about our tax details .


  9. Keenan says:

    By promoting it, Vance means covering it.


  10. Muttley says:

    Why have I not heard the BBC refer to the proposed 50p tax rate as “dog whistle politics”? They apply this term to almost any Tory policy that appeals to Tory core voters, but you never, ever hear them use it of a Labour policy, however barmy. It seems like a small point, but it is the constant daily drip-feed of bias that I find most pernicious. It’s the same with all sorts if terminology that they use – or don’t use – and their use of language sets the tone of any debate but is eminently deniable.