The New UK Government's first decision...

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  1. California Girl
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    To cut their own pay by 5%.

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    Good for them. Set an example.
     
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    Now google democrats cut their own pay and republicans cut their own pay and see what happens
     
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    This is the 'Europe' subforum. It is not about US politics. Fucking moron.
     
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    Kudos to them, but they're preparing the ground for what are going to be some painful tax burdens. At least they are showing that they are prepared to share that burden. Something the likes of Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and the rest of the Labour nest featherers would never dream of doing. They are also freezing the pay of MPs, so no more pay increases for now.
     
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    Hate to break it to you but neither party cuts its pay. The Democrats while in power in the late 80's and early 90's passed legislation that REQUIRES the President to recommend pay increases based on inflation and other factors for Congress. Further said request is required to be drafted into a pay raise bill and the the only way to stop the pay raises is for both houses of Congress to vote no.

    Pretty damn convenient ehh?
     
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    Like 20% VAT. OUCH! That's gonna hurt!!! But.... it is the fairest way to share the burden... everyone pays.

    So far, so good for the Dave and Nick show.
     
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    The english had a cool pensions law that Gordon Brown raped. would be nice if that were changed back.
     
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    Like most countries, the UK is collapsing under the burden of public sector pensions. When those pensions were brought in - back in the 70s (?) - the life expectancy was lower... Now, this country just cannot afford the burden of those.

    It's early days for this new partnership but I have to say I respect both very much for the determination to stick with it - they've already announced the date for the next election. I think that is unheard of here. No doubt Colin or one of the Brits will set me right if I misspeak on that.

    This parliament is going to be a very, very hard one. They are going to have to make some hugely unpopular decisions - I wonder if the Brits will punish them in years to come. I don't know but I do admire the courage of both the left (LibDems) and the right (Conservatives) to have the guts to come together and fight together in the best interests of their country.
     
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    That was one of the first things that bastard Gordon Brown did when New Labour gained power in 1997. At a stroke, private pension plans were reduced in value and Brown was single-handedly responsible for the demise of the final salary pension. They protected their own pensions though, as any good nest featherer would, by increasing contributions made by the taxpayer.
     
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    It's a good start - but they really need to do 20%.
     

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