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GUEST,Pavane Karl Dallas's anti-New Labour song (32) RE: Karl Dallas's anti-New Labour song 03 Aug 07


Whoever thinks that Labour are aiming to support the working man should look at the way all new laws are introduced (Not only the Licencing Act which hits musicians) in such a way that contesting them leads to court action, beyond the means of most.

See, for example IR35, where the IR (now HMR&C) want to make everyone an employee, and aim to specifically deprive freelance workers of the rights they have under company law (aka the John Birt Envy Tax). It is based on obscure case law on self-employed status, which even the IR don't seem to understand - they have fought and LOST hundreds of cases, and won only a few. The government won't admit to the figures -because it is costing much more to implement than it brings in as revenue -i.e. it is COSTING all other taxpayers money, rather than raising any. But it costs so much to fight that they are hoping to scare people into paying up. Even if you win, you don't get your costs back.


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