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    spygirl reacted to DurhamBorn in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Read it again.Every penny over 12.5k is taxed exactly as i stated.46%.The tax free allowance makes no difference to incentives once you 1p over it.46% is the tax on every penny earned over 12.5k a year.Thats just employment taxes,add council tax its much worse.
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    spygirl reacted to TheBlueCat in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    That's an average figure for everyone in all income groups. Taking that 25K single person living in a band D house in Middlesborough I was writing about:
    Before tax income: 25,000
    Direct taxes:
    Tax + employee NI: 4,358
    Council tax including the 25% single person reduction: 1,537
    Indirect taxes:
    5% on electricity and gas. Assuming that band D is a three bedder, that's around another 70 quid a year in tax based on this article and allowing for some price rises since 2017:
    https://www.safeenergyswitch.co.uk/average-gas-and-electric-bill-for-3-bed-house.php
    Tax (fuel duty + VAT) on petrol comes in at 80p a litre give or take. An average car gives you about 14 miles per litre and average mileage is 7,600 a year. Sp that adds another (7,600/14)*80p = 435 quid rounded up.
    Running total then is 6400 in tax, which is 26% of that 25K salary.
    If we now assume this person spends all of the rest of their income on 20% VAT rated stuff (e.g. they never buy and cook their own food) that gives another 3720 in tax.
    So, in the extreme case of a single person with no dependents living alone, no mortgage/rent, eating entirely restaurant food and unable to claim any kind of benefits or tax credits, the total of direct and indirect tax is still only 40% of their income.
    And, on the final point, even if this was the normal case, which it most certainly isn't, the absolute amount of tax they're paying is still going to be a small fraction of that paid by someone earning 250K who will, by the way, be paying 43% in income tax alone.
     
     
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    spygirl got a reaction from Option5 in Death Of London   
    I reckon you could get a shower and kitchenette in that.
     
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    spygirl got a reaction from Great Guy in Melbourne "Hard Lockdown"   
    So much for Bad Brexit Boris/Other countries are doing better/Dom was wrong with bite bullet.
    Just different infection times.
    No vaccine, so coming out of lockdown is going to swing  back hard in continent - bar Sweden.
    Southern Europes economy are going to be trashed.
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    spygirl got a reaction from Ash4781b in Death Of London   
    UK homebuilder Redrow retreats from London after pandemic
    Company says it will focus on the regions as buyers seek more outside space https://www.ft.com/content/17a32f3a-8b4c-45fa-8f2a-486dd8f7ee9a

    UK housebuilder Redrow is pulling back from London as the coronavirus pandemic generates higher demand for larger homes and gardens that are cheaper outside the UK capital.
    The company, which built more than 6,000 homes last year, said in a statement on Tuesday that the cost of scaling back its operations in London would hit full-year profits.
    The volume of searches for suburban and rural homes has jumped during the lockdown, according to property portal Zoopla, with the rebound in agreed sales strongest outside major cities.
     
    Of course, if people are looking to leave London that does create a problem of selling those houses ....
     
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    spygirl got a reaction from MrPin in EncroChat users busted   
    Breaking encryption is impossible.
    Hobbling the app is relatively easy,
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    spygirl got a reaction from the gardener in New libdem leader   
    Middle row, far left.
    Isn't that a young Vince Cable?
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    spygirl got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Aircraft Carrier   
    The 1979 Iran hostage crisis
    The vulnerability of American aircraft-carriers (“Sink or swim”, November 16th) is the reason why the rescue of hostages in Iran failed 40 years ago. The navy absolutely refused to send a carrier to the Gulf for fear of Iranian missiles. They knew that the first carrier sunk would be the last ever built. So we had to launch from the Arabian Sea. Only cumbersome anti-submarine warfare helicopters had adequate range. Flown by attack chopper pilots in the marines who were unfamiliar with them, one got lost in a sandstorm, another marine threw his flak jacket on a vent and burned the motor, and after another helicopter failed for mechanical reasons a fourth stumbled into a refuelling aircraft and exploded, which is when the mission had to be scratched. However, during the first Gulf war, when the air force flew from the United Arab Emirates, the navy drove those carriers right up in there.
    The problem is that almost the entire surface navy is built around the Carrier Task Force. Without carriers the navy has no strategy and doesn’t know what else to do.
    ambassador david aaron
    Former deputy national security adviser to Jimmy Carter
    Washington, DC
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    spygirl reacted to Panther in Day 1 - We wont probe and ask parents   
    It's bullshit isn't it
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    spygirl reacted to sarahbell in Day 1 - We wont probe and ask parents   
    Akira Gujadhur suffers from a rare eating disorder that means she can't eat anything other than bite-sized chunks of chicken.
     
    Foooooooooooook off.
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    spygirl reacted to Happy Renting in Aircraft Carrier   
    General Jumbo!

    Back in the days when RC drones were a far-off dream and cartoonists meticulously drew drain grilles in road gutters even when they weren't necessary for the storyline. You don't get that sort of pride and craftmanship in cartoons these days, the country's gone to the dogs, I tell you.
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    spygirl reacted to Chewing Grass in Melbourne "Hard Lockdown"   
    Just looked on flight radar 24 and for a country the size of Oz the number of aircraft up there is very sparse for some reason.
    1 freighter and 3 flights, 1 from Doha and 2 from HK over land.
    The three light aircraft are all flying doctor service.

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    spygirl got a reaction from steppensheep in Melbourne "Hard Lockdown"   
    So much for Bad Brexit Boris/Other countries are doing better/Dom was wrong with bite bullet.
    Just different infection times.
    No vaccine, so coming out of lockdown is going to swing  back hard in continent - bar Sweden.
    Southern Europes economy are going to be trashed.
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    spygirl got a reaction from dgul in chai latte   
    Coffee tea?
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    spygirl got a reaction from steppensheep in Pay coconuts get monkeys   
    I'd love to have a monkey that dusted and cleaned.
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    spygirl got a reaction from Option5 in Dum da dum da dum da dum   
    They had sails.
    All the old farts in Brid are going back to sails.

    I'd guess theres so many wessie smacks heads in town they got fed up of going to cash converters to get their outboard back.
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    spygirl got a reaction from Option5 in Dum da dum da dum da dum   
    Like boobs, they can be big n little.
    No, I know fulmar are tiny albatri.
    I just looked up the order, so I could be sneeringly superior to Sooty.
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    spygirl reacted to Sideysid in EncroChat users busted   
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/07/police-infiltrate-encrypted-phones-arrest-hundreds-in-organized-crime-bust/
    Heres a bit more in depth look
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    spygirl got a reaction from steppensheep in New libdem leader   
    Petty, petty, stupid cunt.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53294155
    The acting leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, has written to Kent Police asking them to investigate whether Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has broken coronavirus quarantine rules.
    Mr Farage tweeted a picture of himself at lunchtime on Saturday having a pint in a pub, as many businesses in England reopened.
    Exactly a fortnight ago, Mr Farage tweeted from a trip to the United States - where he was a guest at a rally for President Trump.
    People travelling to the UK from the US are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days from the moment they arrive.
    Remind me, which UK pol party have had the most leaders jailed?
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    spygirl reacted to Harley in New libdem leader   
    Oo, I know this one, I do, it's.....ah, hang on someone's trying to have a go at me dog!
  21. Lol
    spygirl got a reaction from eta-carinae in New libdem leader   
    A friend organises respite  days out for the mentally and physically disabled.
    I call it the spazbus.
    The day trip pictures looks just like the above- gurning loons, cripples n retards
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    spygirl got a reaction from sarahbell in New libdem leader   
    Petty, petty, stupid cunt.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53294155
    The acting leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, has written to Kent Police asking them to investigate whether Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has broken coronavirus quarantine rules.
    Mr Farage tweeted a picture of himself at lunchtime on Saturday having a pint in a pub, as many businesses in England reopened.
    Exactly a fortnight ago, Mr Farage tweeted from a trip to the United States - where he was a guest at a rally for President Trump.
    People travelling to the UK from the US are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days from the moment they arrive.
    Remind me, which UK pol party have had the most leaders jailed?
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    spygirl reacted to unregistered_guest in Dum da dum da dum da dum   
    Very good.
    Reminds me of the parrot and the conjurer on a cruise ship. Every night, during his performance, the parrot squawked, "It's up his sleeve!" or, "It's done with mirrors!" just in time to spoil every single trick.
    The magician had finally had enough, so one stormy night he took the parrot out of its cage and brought it up on deck, ready to wring its sorry little neck and throw it overboard.
    But, as luck would have it. Just as he was about to dispatch the bird, the liner hit a stray iceberg and sank almost immediately. As they were the only ones out on deck at that time of night, the conjurer and the parrot were the only living souls to make it to one of the lifeboats.
    For three days, they sat at opposite ends of the lifeboat staring balefully at each other. Finally, the parrot broke the silence, "OK, I give up. Where have you hidden the ship?"
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    spygirl reacted to Southmartin in Ghislaine didn't kill herself   
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    spygirl got a reaction from The XYY Man in Why are the So-Called BBC such arseholes?   
    Coronavirus: Widnes couple say 'I do' after clock strikes midnight
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-53281391