Isn’t the line that “we want to see a return to OCED average levels of corporate taxation, but during the recovery from a pandemic is not the time - we need to focus on business investment and growth instead.”
Seems they’re going for the economically responsible/friend to business angle, but I’m not exactly convinced that what they’re calling for is incompatible with a higher tax on profits.
Yes, although perhaps I’m missing something but higher corporation taxes don’t prevent things like investing in R&D or fixed capital (to some extent I guess certain investment allowances are being lowered).
Yeah, that’s kind of what I was getting at with my last bit… I don’t see why Labour can’t call for both, but I think that’s down to them trying to brand themselves as pro-business / new management still. In my mind it’s a losing battle and the best pitch Labour have had since the earliest of New Labour in terms of cosying up to business in a way that wasn’t laughable is when Miliband talked about “Responsible Capitalism”.
I thought that this was pretty funny
Scottish election campaign materials starting to trickle in. I’ve had leaflets from the Tories and the Lib Dems. Literally every line was about the SNP; not a single policy between them. Contemporary party politics sucks.
Unionist parties before the election: A vote for the SNP is a vote for another independence referendum.
SNP before the election: We intend to hold an independence referendum if we win the election.
[SNP wins election]
SNP after the election: We intend to hold an independence referendum.
Unionist parties after the election: Now is not the time. Once in a generation. Dividing families. My DaUgHtEr In PoRtSmOuTh WoUlD bEcOmE a FoReIgNeR. More/better/faster/sexier/federal devolution.
lol interesting choice of words
Bringing in here because it’s not directly corona chat any more
It’s (IMO) an inevitable consequence of private sector involvement.
In my first job as a graduate IT dev/support guy my time was charged to clients at about six times what I was paid!
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