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The biggest package of tax increases and spending cuts in a generation will be "tough but fair", George Osborne will tell MPs.
There has been widespread speculation that Mr Osborne will increase VAT to 20% - potentially raising £12bn a year - but according to the Financial Times any increase will be introduced in stages.
Labour will argue that a VAT increase will hit the poorest people in our society the hardest - pensioners, the unemployed and those who do not pay income tax at all.
Originally posted by Dookzor
I try to stay optimistic about politics but I honestly can't remember a single time in my life where we've got real good news.
Originally posted by digby888
my prediction for today is that the uk is not going to be a very happy place after all the crap hits the fan quite an easy one to predict LOL
and maybe we should keep an eye out for a false flag because they are going to have to do something to take our minds of what they are doing today
any one else have any thought of what is going to happen today
Originally posted by timski
I'd be more concerned at what may happen tomorrow afternoon in the Slovenia match come the final whistle.
Frustration at today's budget tax-hikes and welfare/services cuts+booze+hot weather+England losing=???
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
The number 6 signifies imperfection, something not normal, monsterous.
This requries wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six
Here the number 6 is emphasized to a third degree, namely, 6 plus 60 plus 600.
Three sixes in a row are meaningful according to bible verse because in the bible three is used to denote emphasis and indcates intensity as well.
So the number 666 means emphatic gross intensity on mans part towards his ability to rule himself in imperfection. Thats where the beast comes in just like the eagel and the bear represent political powers, so does this beast. But it represents ALL forms of governments that man has control over.
Basically the bottom line is the 666 on the beast means ALL of mans governments that have existed and will exist are pathetic and imperfect to the highest degree from God's perspective.
[edit on 24-7-2007 by Blue_Jay33]