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Papers accuse former chancellor Zahawi of being fined £1M for not paying his taxes. Zahawi says he "doesn't recognise the figures". :lol:
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"A careless but not a deliberate error". :lol:

That's all right then, after all, it was only a few million. With mitigating circumstances, he only has the financial and intellectual ability of a chancellor!
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Savi-Javi wants to start charging for GP appointments and A&E admissions. That should have some of the red wall labour deserters flocking back. :D
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The SNP and Labour demand an investigation into Buffoon Boris receiving an £800,000 loan arranged by a BBC chief, shortly before being appointed for the job :D

That buffoon's dealings will continue to be investigated while he's lying in his grave. :lol:
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Zahawi is under investigation.....by a man who himself is under investigation for five counts of bullying! You couldn't make it up. :lol:
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Why a man who gets paid 6-figure sums for a few hours work would need an £800K loan beats the hell out of me. How he got elected to run the country beats me up even further!
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Derek27 wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:45 am
Why a man who gets paid 6-figure sums for a few hours work would need an £800K loan beats the hell out of me. How he got elected to run the country beats me up even further!
Because the loan repayments can be made to offset taxes if Boris took the loan via his company and not privately.
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If you're a successful businessman and employ people who pay their taxes, it's okay to fiddle your own taxes. That's the gist of what James Cleverly had to say to Sophy Ridge!
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It's about time Betfair have a market on who will be the next minister for the chop, and when the next minister gets guillotined. :D
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You can still lay this goverment lasting another year at 1.15.

Seems like a decent trade to me
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Sunak asked his ethics advisor to investigate whether defrauding HMRC of £4M is in breach of the ministerial code!

No investigation to see if it's legal!
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Sunak promised to disclose his tax returns by Christmas. Unfortunately he didn't say which Christmas.
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Guardian: At least 24 civil servants involved in complaints against Dominic Raab, say sources :D
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A man tried to drive to hospital with a broken arm and crashed his car, but it still wasn't a life-or-death situation. :lol:
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Labour's hit odds-on again, 1.96/1.98.

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Under the current polling, Labour is on course to win seats in parts of the country where it has always been a distant spectator, such as both Bournemouth constituencies in Dorset, Macclesfield in Cheshire, Aylesbury in Buckingham, Southend East in Essex, Weston Super Mare, and Bromley and Chiselhurst in south east London.

Former prime minister Boris Johnson, business secretary Grant Shapps, and transport secretary Mark Harper, are amongst some of the leading political figures who would lose their seats to Labour. :D :D :D

Under any election held on this basis, the Liberal Democrats would also be on course to gain 22 seats from the Conservatives. In doing so the Lib Dems would defeat both the deputy prime minister, Dominic Raab, and the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt.

With Labour improving its polling position in Scotand in late 2022, the party would now gain 8 seats off the SNP in Scotland, albeit the SNP would mitigate those losses by gaining three seats from the Conservatives and one from the Lib Dems.

Trend support for the Green Party has nudged up slightly to the 5%-6% mark. Reform UK are also polling in the region of 6-7%.
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