Fairer taxes are needed say the Lib Dems. What I find a little concerning is that their proposed local income tax would cost easterbunny and me over one thousand pounds per year more than our current council tax arrangements.

And the useless swines still wouldn't collect our rubbish.
Ah, the heady days of a mortgage being tax efficient. I would claim to miss them but I've only been a home-owner for 3 years or so...
I suppose you could say I'm lucky - I bought my house 11 years ago now, when the market was still a bit depressed (and due to dead parents, my mortage was only a third of the value of the house - now it's 1/7). I did enjoy mortgage tax relief for a while. And the married man's tax allowance.