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London Mayor Johnson on taxing homes without an upper limit,a mansions tax


patslatt

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Labour Leader Gilmore resolved a row over the budget with Taoiseach Kenney by getting him to agree to a tax without an upper limit on homes,a mansions tax. Given that numerous Irish heritage homes have fallen into disrepair and ruin in the past because of mansions taxes,only philistines or the socially envious could favour them. Mayor Johnson attributes proposals for a mansions tax in the UK to the spitefulness of the Labour Party leadership.Mansion tax: Labour shows its true colours with this spiteful tax on homes - Telegraph

Hopefully,the next government will not need the votes of socially envious,spiteful politicians and can put a sensible upper limit on tax on houses.
 
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Labour Leader Gilmore resolved a row over the budget with Taoiseach Kenney by getting him to agree to a tax without an upper limit on homes,a mansions tax. Given that numerous Irish heritage homes have fallen into disrepair and ruin in the past because of mansions taxes,only philistines or the socially envious could favour them. Mayor Johnson attributes proposals for a mansions tax in the UK to the spitefulness of the Labour Party leadership.Mansion tax: Labour shows its true colours with this spiteful tax on homes - Telegraph

Hopefully,the next government will not need the votes of socially envious,spiteful politicians and can put a sensible upper limit on tax on houses.
There are heritage houses and there are mansions - don't confuse the two.
 

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Given that numerous Irish heritage homes have fallen into disrepair and ruin in the past because of mansions taxes,only philistines or the socially envious could favour them.
If a building is of real historic interest, it will be possible to generate sufficient income from it to pay property and inheritance taxes.
 

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More marketing research from patslatt.
 

dresden8

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There's pat again. Respect our "social betters" and attack workers.
 

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It's always been odd to me how some people have a fetish for these vast country piles that were built on the proceeds of slavery and abhorrent trade practices or pure and simple criminality. They are legacies of an ugly social order that we should never let happen again. Burn them down. They offend.
 

patslatt

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If a building is of real historic interest, it will be possible to generate sufficient income from it to pay property and inheritance taxes.
A lot of historic heritage homes went to ruin in Ireland,possibly because nationalist Ireland had no interest in the homes of the former Ascendancy Protestants-"Belted Earls" as one government minister referred to them in support of a 1960s project to tear down Georgian Dublin houses.
 
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If there is to be a property tax then there should be no upper limit.
If there are problems with heritage homes falling into disrepair then let the govt/private enterprise take them over and run them or let them fall to rot.

People unable to afford to turn on the heating certainly wouldn't care either way.
 

patslatt

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It's always been odd to me how some people have a fetish for these vast country piles that were built on the proceeds of slavery and abhorrent trade practices or pure and simple criminality. They are legacies of an ugly social order that we should never let happen again. Burn them down. They offend.
Let's start with the Pyramids of Egypt and move on to the Parthenon,both the products of slave owning societies!
 

patslatt

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If there is to be a property tax then there should be no upper limit.
If there are problems with heritage homes falling into disrepair then let the govt/private enterprise take them over and run them or let them fall to rot.

People unable to afford to turn on the heating certainly wouldn't care either way.
Poverty and heritage home taxes are not linked necessarily. But envy is.
 

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Labour Leader Gilmore resolved a row over the budget with Taoiseach Kenney by getting him to agree to a tax without an upper limit on homes,a mansions tax. Given that numerous Irish heritage homes have fallen into disrepair and ruin in the past because of mansions taxes,only philistines or the socially envious could favour them. Mayor Johnson attributes proposals for a mansions tax in the UK to the spitefulness of the Labour Party leadership.Mansion tax: Labour shows its true colours with this spiteful tax on homes - Telegraph

Hopefully,the next government will not need the votes of socially envious,spiteful politicians and can put a sensible upper limit on tax on houses.
Read in The English Times on Friday that this mansion tax is too messy and complicated to work well in practice. It would mean a complete reevaluation of homes which hasn't been done in the UK since the early 1990s and some forms of bureaucracy which will only add to the taxpayer's bill.
 

patslatt

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There's pat again. Respect our "social betters" and attack workers.
At least you seem to understand the concept of respecting your social betters even if you don't practice it.That's progress for the likes of you,the best that can be hoped for.
 

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At least you seem to understand the concept of respecting your social betters even if you don't practice it.That's progress for the likes of you,the best that can be hoped for.
"The likes of you". What an idiot.
 

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Read in The English Times on Friday that this mansion tax is too messy and complicated to work well in practice. It would mean a complete reevaluation of homes which hasn't been done in the UK since the early 1990s and some forms of bureaucracy which will only add to the taxpayer's bill.
But FG are doing it here?
 

RahenyFG

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But FG are doing it here?
I'm not saying defend the rich and I'm not sure about our system of evaluation but the ever excellent Times argued well for how it wouldn't work in the UK and would actually be too messy to implement.
 
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