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Campaign Diary 5th September 2007

Interactive forum for TPA Supporters in St. Albans

TPA organiser Martin Thornhill has set up a yahoo group to help St....

6:18 PM September 05, 2007

If ever you have half a million spare...

MoneyEven though we got today’s...

5:16 PM September 05, 2007

Non-job of the week

SmallbluebinThis week’s non-job has been...

2:04 PM September 05, 2007

Latest from the TPA...


4:53 PM September 04, 2007

Fighting talk from TPA Derby Organiser

Derby TaxPayers’ Alliance Organiser Dave Black has taken the fight to Derby councillors over their incompetent management of Derby council. ...

11:15 AM September 04, 2007

TPA fisk of George Osborne in the Times today

Osborne2 Shadow Chancellor George Osborne...

7:38 PM September 03, 2007

Inflated travel bill suggests First Class worldwide flights for Birmingham City Council


Birmingham City Council members...

7:22 PM September 03, 2007

Campaign news from Kent

Burning_moneyOur New Romney organiser, Councillor...

11:19 AM September 03, 2007

The costs of the EU

The Bruges Group has published a report exposing how the EU takes £1,000 from every British man, woman...

10:35 AM September 03, 2007

The Case Against Further Green Taxes - Report and Poll


  • EVERY UK...

11:50 PM September 02, 2007

Spending Without Result

Government manslaughter

The Express today (not online) reports that the Government has been accussed of corporate manslaughter over its failure to provide...

11:53 AM August 31, 2007

Unions are getting ready to take advantage of the public sector again

There are certainly problems in the prison system, a lack of space for a start, which prison officers have good...

11:41 AM August 31, 2007

Three Rs sink to 7-year low

National test results have revealed that standards of reading, writing and maths among seven-year-olds have fallen to their 2000 level,...

10:52 AM August 31, 2007

Another Bonus Farce

Council chief gets £170k whilst pensioners lose hot dinners

Worcestershire County Council seems a little confused over what constitutes value for money in recent months.

The council have reportedly...

6:17 PM August 30, 2007

Campaign Diary 30th August 2007

Sany0074_2Today has been a day...

5:56 PM August 30, 2007

Politics Of Envy Meets Winter Of Discontent

The Conservative strategy on the NHS

Louise Bagshawe, a Conservative candidate, argues on ConservativeHome in favour of the current Conservative strategy on the NHS.  Essentially,...

1:22 PM August 30, 2007

Lower city bonuses mean lower tax revenues

The Telegraph reports today:

"Alistair Darling could face a multi-billion pound tax shortfall in the coming year as the City's...

11:40 AM August 30, 2007

Corporation Tax Too Complex For HMRC

Shropshire road pricing coalition

Congestioncharging West Midlands TaxPayers’...

6:36 PM August 29, 2007

Non-job of the week

SmallbluebinThis week’s non-job is rather...

11:19 AM August 29, 2007

Direct evidence that science exams are being made easier

The Times has uncovered clear evidence that exams are not just becoming easier but that there is a conscious...

10:48 AM August 29, 2007

Locals say 'no' to Supplementary Business Rates

The Birmingham Post reports today that business leaders and one leading Birmingham councillor have vocally rejected proposals to give councils...

6:42 PM August 28, 2007

Privatisation of school management is effective

The Financial Times covers a new report from the CBI, which argues that the private sector has proved itself...

11:22 AM August 28, 2007

One-third of biggest businesses pay no tax

An interesting report in the Financial Times today reveals that almost a third of the UK's 700 biggest businesses...

11:09 AM August 28, 2007

The Taxman's trips abroad

Snoopers_2The Daily Mail this...

10:42 AM August 28, 2007

Early Learning Programme Flops

US deficit to fall yet again

The Financial Times today reports that the US budget deficit will shrink to $158 billion in fiscal year 2007, according...

11:28 AM August 24, 2007

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