On granny and pie tax, not earning enough and £ 25 million and oil panic in the streets

It seems everybody and their dog is wondering why the UK government caused a panic by saying buy all the petrol you can before “the strike” causing a massive panic!

Here are some pointers:

  • In the weeks leading up to “the panic” it was announced that some 50.000 pensioners would be taxed £323 annually on top of their already heavily burdened meagre income through a change of rules. That didn’t go down so well.
  • In the weeks leading up to “the Panic” it was also announced that fast food products such as the pie (sort of the thing most poor people eat for a treat) would be taxed because it was food dangerous for your health adding 20ct to the price of a pie. Well that didn’t go down so well.
  • In the weeks leading up to “the Panic” Osborne cancelled the 50 ct tax proposed on those of higher incomes to 45 ct and he was quoted as saying that he didn’t earn enough to benefit from this cut. Needless to say this didn’t go down well either and things really came to a head when it
  • Became clear that Cameron had been selling places at his dinner table for about £ 250.000 a pop turning over a neat £ 23 million. Don’t worry about this being political bias on my part Tony Blair did the same but

Adding all this up I hope you’ll agree with me that a little panic was in order. Nothing like a little existential threat to make the muppets citizens forget about how royally they are getting screwed.

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