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George Osborne to introduce Swearing Tax

critics calling for Osborne to stick it up his 25p‘The British people have a proud tradition of both charitable giving and moaning, so let’s combine these interests’

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Posted: Nov 27th, 2012
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Pet owners call on government to do more to help with the cost of keeping dogs

new 'waggy tax' scandal set to engulf governmentPeople who buy dogs that they can’t really afford are calling on the government to do more to help with the cost of food, vet bills and paying somebody else to walk them.

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Posted: Apr 19th, 2012
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Homeless may be used as street lighting

‘It makes sense because people living on the streets can move to where they’re needed,’ said a spokesman for one Conservative local authority.

But homeless charities have attacked the plans arguing that dogs might use the ‘homeless lamp posts’ to cock their leg against

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Posted: Mar 19th, 2012
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MPs in poorer parts of UK to be paid less

George Osborne will announce plans to pay lower salaries to Members of Parliament in poorer parts of the country in his budget next week. The chancellor will argue that MPs pay should mimic the private sector and be more reflective of local economies.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2012
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Growth forecast hit by octopus death

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed yesterday that that the death of Paul the Octopus, known for picking world cup winners, caused the treasury to revise growth forecasts downwards by a half of one percent.

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Posted: Mar 24th, 2011
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