I’ve seen a lot posts and petitions in the past few days saying how the Tories are removing the right to life and the right to not be tortured by scrapping the Human Rights Act (HRA). Now, I am as displeased as the next person about the Tories getting a “majority” (we really do need proportional representation) this election, but I can’t stand people harping on about how we’re going to lose these rights at the hands of the Tories because, put quite simply, we’re not. Continue reading
Let me begin with this, taxes are good. They are one of the best things that we do (when done properly) in this world. Without paying taxes, we wouldn’t have a lot of things that we have today such as roads, state schools, police, hospitals or a military as these are all paid for using taxes.
In the UK we spend roughly £502bn of taxes each year and this is divided into multiple categories such as health, benefits, defense, education and so on. Continue reading