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Dear Mr Darling.

Dear Mr. Darling.

Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain ‘s economy.

I am a UK taxpayer having worked all of my adult life to keep you and your less than honourable associates in the manner to which you clearly believe you have earned, is your right and is within the rules.

I have been taxed to the hilt by the obvious tax regime and the stealth taxes you have imposed over successive governments. What you claimed to have given me with the one hand I can see, you have more than taken away behind my back with your other, unseen hand.

My tax contribution has allowed me to drive on roads that are, in some cases dangerous and cannot be repaired or maintained because of finance restrictions or lack of funds, despite paying my annual road fund licence and the tax on fuel. I am unable to have dental treatment and examination on the national health and have been forced to pay for private dental treatment cover despite a proportion of my taxes going to the maintenance of the national health service.

My taxes are used to support foreign aid payments as well as support those who cannot or do not want to work, earn a salary and pay their own taxes. I concede that some are unable to seek or obtain work but far too many simply do not want to because they are too lazy and are paid too much not to work.

You have given Billions of taxpayers money to the financial institutions already. Instead of giving billions of pounds more to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan: There are about 12 million people over 50 in the work force.

Pay them half a million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Twelve million job openings – Unemployment fixed

2) They MUST buy a new British CAR. Twelve million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed. Some may buy two cars or cars for their children.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.

4) Buy £50 of alcohol and/or tobacco a week there’s your money back in duty / tax etc  If you add the huge levy you put onto fuel then this will swell your tax coffers even more.

It can’t get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back the claimed expenses and second home allowances.



12 Responses

  1. ermm, £20 trillion (20 000 000 x 1 000 000), I think.

    not sure about this plan.

    although we could stop giving money to India who are ranked 4th in economy whereas we’re ranked 8th.

  2. It seems I inadvertently made an honest error of numerical judgement. I aplogise unreservedly.

  3. Still a good start to fixing the ballsup that the Labour government have put is in.

    WEB for P.M.

  4. 12 000 000 x 500 000 = 6.0 × 10^12, or £6 trillion

    sorry 🙂 not trying to be a smartass, but the UK’s total economy is less than £2 trillion.

    you can just hit google up with the numbers eg:


  5. James. Either way, the working public of a certain age would get some benefit out of it instead of being taxed for the forseeable future.

    How is the cost of the banking bail and other fiscal support configured into this total economy ?

    Or is it just another ball park figure that government use to sound as though they know what they are talking about ?

    I’d rather rant about it because this will effect me and most others who work for a living in the long term. We have no expenses to fall back on to help support our lifestyle or way of living so have to pay for everything we need or choose to buy. Plus we are roundly taxed for the privilege.

    Supply some more figures if you wish. How does a fiver and a bag of crisps sound within the current financial meltdown ?

  6. I’ll vote for you!

    I would save money by not giving any to: Can’t work/wont work idlers, So called ‘travellers’, foreigners of any nature that only come here to scrounge, druggies, alcoholics, any any other pond life that displeases me. Oh and MPs..

  7. the bank bailout is ~£130bn – bit more than the NHS budget, I think.

    the GDP is worked out from imports/exports/services and general income to a country.

    handing out massive amounts of money would be akin to giving your kids £1m pocket money. It’s money you don’t have.

    I do get what you’re getting at. I’m not an MP, I too have bills.

  8. Tony F for PM!

  9. Oh, bollox! Being 50 I was getting all excited about early retirement and missed the wee mistake with your sumz.

  10. I’m 50 in about 10.5 years.

    Yes please!

    James, students/unemployed may not apply.

    WEB see Twining.


  11. Well never mind the sumz not adding up – in good company with all of our banking “friends” there – what the country needs is around 2 to 3 million jobs that do not require specialised skills (eg dog handling) and a major cash spend on cars and other UK manufactured goods.

    You could be onto something here.

  12. You do of course realise that this is probably some psychology student’s experiment to see how far their chain email will go, and whether people will actually look at the numbers, or react emotionally?

    There is precedent for pumping money into the economy that isn’t there, eg Weimar Germany and more recently Zimbabwe. I think they’re all trillionaires in Zim, but that won’t even buy them bread.

    Then again, according to CC, I clearly must be a student or unemployed to exhibit such powers of analysis. I haven’t been a student for a while, and I’m not unemployed, yet. Although I don’t see what that has to do with anything.

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