How does he square it? (Geoff McCarron)

So Alistair Carmichael is a fan of George Osborne’s budget, saying: “The Liberal Democrats have always maintained that it is only right that those with the broadest shoulders pay their fair share of tax.”

Commendable rhetoric, but how does he square this statement with the fact that thanks to Osborne’s rank stupidity, pensioners see a tax break taken away from them, and a footballer like Frank Lampard, for example, finds himself better off by about £28,000 per month?

George Osborne is a product of expensive public schools, and is an Oxbridge graduate, so I’m guessing he won’t have to choose between eating or keeping warm this winter. Well educated he may well be, but he is a well-educated fool, and the treacherous curs that the Lib Dems are would be well served to remember this before the next election.

Geoff McCarron


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  • George Kippets

    • March 26th, 2012 16:59

    I’m sure that come the next election Orkney & Shetland will return a Liberal Democrat candidate in the time honoured fashion, unless some unexpected outsider with mass popular appeal appears from nowhere in the interim.

    In previous elections the electorate has regularly displayed its lack of interest in the “Big Two” (Labour and Conservatives), while the “Tartan Tories” (SNP) have usually trailed in well behind the two, barely managing to retain their deposit.

  • Derick Tulloch

    • March 26th, 2012 22:38

    I object to curs being lumped in the the Fiberals.
    This is defamatory to curs.

    as for ‘Tartan Tories’? tosh!

    Prescription charges?
    Council tax increase these last 6 years?
    “The rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scottish students – upfront or backdoor.” AS.


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