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50% Tax Rate could ‘seriously delay next Gary Barlow album’

'If you stay by my side, we can rule the world,' says Ed BallsEd Balls’ announcement that he would reinstate the 50% tax rate has raised fresh concerns about top talent leaving Britain should Labour return to power at the next election.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2014
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GMB refuses to fund Shadow Cabinet’s ‘mid-life crisis’

Explaining their decision to cut its Labour donation from £1.2m to £150,000, a spokesman for the GMB said: ‘Our members are no longer willing to subsidise bass guitar lessons, the constant Googling of fetish clothing and an £84 a day ‘weed habit’ and 300,000 annual porn hits.’

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Posted: Sep 5th, 2013
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Bilderberg ‘basically just Animal House’, claims insider

Welcome to Watford, you'll never leaveDeparting attendees have expressed disappointment that the rules of secrecy around this year’s Bilderberg Conference have been broken, after an anonymous whistle-blower told the media that despite concerns that the group was there to manipulate global affairs, the weekend had actually been like ‘one long frat party’.

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2013
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Labour reveal plans to scrap winter for retired top rate tax payers

Labour has revealed its plans to help higher rate tax-paying pensioners by scrapping winter for anyone earning over £40k a year.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told reporters, ‘ As Labour is the party of inclusivity, we wanted to show that we strive to help those more fortunate than ourselves.’

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Posted: Jun 4th, 2013
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Government hails success of best ever April Fools ‘Benefits Cut’ prank

proposed cut to bike allowance for unemployed also just a jokeNo. 10 Downing Street has confirmed in a statement early this morning that a raft of cuts to benefits due to kick in today were merely an elaborate prank played out for the last few months on the British public, and that the drastic measures would not now go ahead.

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2013
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