Month: February 2015

Is the Green Party Citizen’s Income Affordable?

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 23 The Green Party Citizen’s Income A Citizen’s Income would “replace most existing benefits, allowances and tax credits” and replace them with a simple regular payment to everyone – children, adults and pensioners. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/GRN_uk_manifesto.pdf UK benefit spending: how much in 2011-12? In the year 2011-12, the UK government spent £443bn on …

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Loony rightie, Arnott, frets over “weasel” Greens

Mark Page, 2015 Jan 24 Couldn’t help but chuckle as fruit cake Jonathan Arnott, UKIP MEP for the North East of England, explains that the Green Party speaks “weasel words about democracy”. I must admit I have never considered this possibility: an Orwellian state of green totalitarians. Nice one Jono – keep taking the pills! …

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Numbers Below Minimum Income Standard Soar

Stuart Weir, 2015 Jan 30 The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published research showing that the proportion of people living in households with an income below the Minimum Income Standard[1] (MIS) increased by nearly a third between 2008/09 and 2012/13. The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) defines an ‘adequate’ income based on what the public think people …

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