Friday, March 16, 2007

The real cost of Labour on Tyneside

Council Tax bills in Labour Gateshead continued to soar above Liberal Democrat Newcastle as budgets were fixed this spring. Once again, residents in Newcastle will face a below inflation Council Tax increase (2.7%) while people in Gateshead again pay more (3.5%)

The result is that Gateshead residents now pay nearly £75 more for life under Labour than Newcastle residents pay under the Liberal Democrats, a reverse of the situation three years ago when Labour was last in power on both sides of the river and people in Newcastle paid more.

Newcastle Council’s budget supremo Councillor Peter Allen said, “For the third year in a row the rise in Newcastle's council tax is below inflation. In 2004, Newcastle had one of the highest council tax rates in the country. Next year we will be 76th highest - this is one league table we are happy to be dropping down.”

Gateshead however has the fourth highest Council Tax in England.


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George Dutton said...

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

Manifest desires,
Embrace selfishness,
Reduce simplicity,
Have few plainness.

New Labour, the way of New Labour (1997- )

George Dutton said...

Of course NEW Labours big idea to help cut crime,ID cards? the way things are going they are a waste of time and money.The technology to inject a chip into the human body with all the infomation to tell any government who you are and WHERE you are at any given time is just around the corner,that can be scanned from a satellite in orbit.Well they chip dogs and can control the speed of every car in the UK by satellite if they wanted to now.It`s only a matter of time that if you are convicted of a crime this will be done to you.The DNA bank is a good example even if you are not convicted of a crime you can end up on it.And lets face it can you see the three main parties resisting that kind of power?.To make the british people accept all this just let it all get worse.

This is just another nail in the coffin of our human rights here in Britain.We have had so many nails nailed into our coffin by the tories/new labour over the last 27yrs there is now more metal then wood.

George Dutton said...

With the advent of having to go to the passport office to be interviewed fingerprinted and the ever increasing slide towards a Totalitarian state here in the UK some may be Interested to know that you can get a world passport accepted by some countries in the world (NOT Great Britain).

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I remember years ago (1960s) seeing a program about a United Nations passport that anyone could get this passport was recognised/accepted by all nations that belonged to the United Nations.It was blue and you had to apply to the United Nations to get one. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).Strange but I can find nothing about it now?.Worth writing to them in Geneva to find out more...

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