Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of an election “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said those on more than £80,000 would pay “a modest bit more” to fund public services. One wonders how much MPs earn? Will Labour MPs be affected by this planned income tax … Continue reading Labour: You Pay, Not Us
There are just under six weeks to go until the General Election. How are You planning to vote? Continue reading CSM GE2017 Poll
UKIP’s manifesto will include proposals to ban full veils according to UKIP’s party leader Paul Nuttall. The announcement has sparked strong reaction on both sides of the debate. Theresa May says women can wear whatever they want. Ban or allow? Who’s right on this? Are the Tories missing a popular point? Continue reading Do You Support a Burka Ban?
US President Donald Trump is talking tough about wayward North Korea. But what can he do about the North Korean regime which drowns its population in propaganda and continues to crank up the pressure on South Korea, neighbouring countries and the US? If you were in the White House what would you do? Dove or Hawk? Continue reading What to Do About North Korea?
The EU Exit Bill is worth paying? Or should the UK just walk? Here we ask you how much you’d be willing to pay: Continue reading Pay the EU Exit Bill?
CSM POLLS Already the EU has thrown Gibraltar into the negotiations. Isn’t this just the time to walk away and fall back on WTO arrangements? Leave the EU with its huge leaving bill sitting unpaid in its hands? After all, these jokers couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag, right? Or should Theresa May bide her time. Maybe many years. And walk away … Continue reading Deal or No Deal?
Last week George Osborne was announced as the new Editor of the Evening Standard. Osborne accepted a £650,000 part-time role with the investment firm BlackRock. As well as advising the financial giant, Osborne gives after-dinner speeches, chairs the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and is completing a fellowship in America, in addition to being MP for Tatton in Cheshire. Many are saying Osborne should step down as an MP … Continue reading Should UK MPs Work Just as MPs?
The last Scottish Referendum – lost by the SNP – was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation poll. Now Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP Leader and Scottish FM, is talking about a new referendum because the Tory Government is not listening to her or the Scots on Brexit. What should happen next? Continue reading What Next For Scotland?
CSM POLLS The Liberal Democrats are an enigma. They surprised the nation by producing some competent ministers for the coalition government of 2010-2015. The likes of Danny Alexander and David Laws stepped up to the plate and Norman Lamb showed impressive grasp and empathy. Now, under Tim Farron, they have turned into the go-to Brexit protest party and – with 109 Peers in the House … Continue reading Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?