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Yikes!

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.
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Oh I think they are uncosted. Leaving aside the fact that it's bollocks, axeing 235,000 civil servants will not produce massive savings for a very long time. Not least having to contract out (and thus spend more on) outsourced functions - and we all know how effective THAT's been. But also the cost of redundancy and early retirement for this many people will cost a terrifying amount of money and take a long time to achieve.

Plus - the conservatives are making a bog fuss about 6500 Rover jobs, and the 20,000 jobs in the Rover supply chain. Whilst 235,000 civil service jobs can apparently go, and no-one will notice or care? This isn't just "bureaucracy" he's cutting, it's a quarter of a million people's livelihoods. Poeple who ahve put up with shit pay and constant denigration for YEARS. Never mind upping the unemployment figures to a terrifying degree, thus adding an awful lot of cost onto the benefits system.

MAnifesto commitments are bollocks, we all know, but this scares the crap out of me.
axeing 235,000 civil servants will not produce massive savings for a very long time

Ah yes, well you *would* say that now, wouldn't you? :P