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4 hours ago, oaksoft said:

And how much has that first bit in bold cost you personally?

Did Branson get his handout?

Our biggest companies are multi-nationals. How are you going to enforce a CEO wage cap? You'll simply encourage more companies to setup head offices in other countries to avoid your new law.

There are no restrictions on how high any other worker gets paid. Why obsess over the single person at the top?

Don't know what you mean by Keynesian but paying the covid bill "over a period of thyme" sounds like "sage" advice. Oh yes.

How much it has cost me personally is the wrong question - the real question is about fairness in a world of finite resources.

I'd already said Richard Branson avoided paying UK taxes for 14 years while syphoning off money for running Virgin rail so badly he lost the franchise! Meanwhile he was looking to get his finger into the NHS pie - his career of starting up businesses taking state aid & then walking away when the going gets tough mark him out as one of the unacceptable faces of capitalism.

I said that the pre-WW2 maximum wage plan was focussed on the CEO but let's apply it to everyone within a company

  • National Living Wage @ £8.72/hour x 10 I'll be generous and say a hard working employee might do 48hrs a week x 52 weeks = £217.652.20pa
  • If a company paid it's lowest paid employees the National Minimum Wage @ £8.20 per hour it would come to £204,672pa

That would apply to everyone from bakers to CEOs to EPL footballers.

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A lot of Labour's economic policies were supported by the majority in 2017 & 2019.....

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/11/12/labour-economic-policies-are-popular-so-why-arent-

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The most popular involve increasing tax on the highest earners. Close to two thirds (64%) would support raising the tax rate on earnings over £123,000 a year from 45% to 50%. Likewise, six in ten support increasing the tax rate on earnings over £80,000 a year from 40% to 45%.

....the problem was that Jeremy Corbyn was not trusted due to his back-history on issues like Israel/Palestine & NI, perceived anti-Semitism within the party & his unfathomable position on Brexit.

Post Covid we'll face the option of going back to the old ways or my preference a new Green/Red alliance - my fear is that a Starmer led Labour Party will be closer to the former.

The most thymely and sage advice on the forum must surely come from Bazil...

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40 minutes ago, Bud the Baker said:

I'd already said Richard Branson avoided paying UK taxes for 14 years while syphoning off money for running Virgin rail so badly he lost the franchise! Meanwhile he was looking to get his finger into the NHS pie - his career of starting up businesses taking state aid & then walking away when the going gets tough mark him out as one of the unacceptable faces of capitalism.

I said that the pre-WW2 maximum wage plan was focussed on the CEO but let's apply it to everyone within a company

  • National Living Wage @ £8.72/hour x 10 I'll be generous and say a hard working employee might do 48hrs a week x 52 weeks = £217.652.20pa
  • If a company paid it's lowest paid employees the National Minimum Wage @ £8.20 per hour it would come to £204,672pa

That would apply to everyone from bakers to CEOs to EPL footballers.

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A lot of Labour's economic policies were supported by the majority in 2017 & 2019.....

https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/11/12/labour-economic-policies-are-popular-so-why-arent-

....the problem was that Jeremy Corbyn was not trusted due to his back-history on issues like Israel/Palestine & NI, perceived anti-Semitism within the party & his unfathomable position on Brexit.

Post Covid we'll face the option of going back to the old ways or my preference a new Green/Red alliance - my fear is that a Starmer led Labour Party will be closer to the former.

Where do you expect to find a good CEO for £200k per annum?

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While I have considerable sympathy for the hospitality trade I am getting more and more fecked off at he profiteering.

My wife was out for lunch today in Dundee with my daughter, all of a sudden the lunch menu was not available, only the A La carte menu. :blink:

Also £2.99 for a small bottle of sparkling water would have got a "I'll not bother" response from me.

No tip was left, and they won't be back.

Robbing b'strds. 

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1 minute ago, oaksoft said:

Where do you expect to find a good CEO for £200k per annum?

Well CEO pay and company performance is a contentious issue (go check) and like I said it's never about the money till it's about the money, throw in the fact that many clearly unsuccessful CEOs walk away with substantial golden showers handshakes and frankly I'm not that concerned - some greedy bugger'l do it.

 

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22 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

While I have considerable sympathy for the hospitality trade I am getting more and more fecked off at he profiteering.

My wife was out for lunch today in Dundee with my daughter, all of a sudden the lunch menu was not available, only the A La carte menu. :blink:

Also £2.99 for a small bottle of sparkling water would have got a "I'll not bother" response from me.

No tip was left, and they won't be back.

Robbing b'strds. 

Hardly the staffs fault the owner is trying to rip people off surely? Miserable. 

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1 hour ago, faraway saint said:

While I have considerable sympathy for the hospitality trade I am getting more and more fecked off at he profiteering.

My wife was out for lunch today in Dundee with my daughter, all of a sudden the lunch menu was not available, only the A La carte menu. :blink:

Also £2.99 for a small bottle of sparkling water would have got a "I'll not bother" response from me.

No tip was left, and they won't be back.

Robbing b'strds. 

Just been charged £12.95 for 3 lemonades and 3 bags of crisps. If that's 'hospitality' then f*ck 'em. Let them go under ...

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19 minutes ago, Tommy said:

All kidding aside  :rolleyes:  if drinking alcohol in bars and restaurants is causing an increase of positives cases, maybe the answer is to shut the off sales and the drink isles in the supermarkets and have the country go dry   :lol:

I think the problem with me is that if I am drinking in pubs my inihibitions are lowered and I get a bit touchy feely, where as if I drink in the house I can’t because my wife is there. 🍺😉

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One of many charities. This information is public knowledge and it just highlights how much money goes to so few people working at charities. Obscene if you ask me.
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Yup... First thing I do before supporting a charity is check the accounts at Companies house.

If I see directors on silly money, I rationalise that they don't need my Dosh!
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5 hours ago, Bud the Baker said:

Well CEO pay and company performance is a contentious issue (go check) and like I said it's never about the money till it's about the money, throw in the fact that many clearly unsuccessful CEOs walk away with substantial golden showers handshakes and frankly I'm not that concerned - some greedy bugger'l do it.

 

Well as long as you're not concerned. 

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Was lying in bed last night thinking how lucky we are to have a Great Leader of our country Nicola,  and how we could ever repay her for leading us through this pandemic.

When it came to me like an apparition :o  The £2 spend, We could build a statue outside the stadium,  our own Nicola's Column. 

Can you imagine how inspirational it would be on a cold winter night walking down Well St  King St  or Murray St with top 4 within our grasp,  and seeing the statue glittering in the floodlights.  what do you think  Replace Black Lives Matter GIF by INTO ACTION

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