TPA latest

At the Conservative Party Conference in 1983, at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Margaret Thatcher famously reminded the audience that there “is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money.” The economic reforms that she introduced were based on a simple idea:

You should be allowed to spend your own money supporting yourself, your family and your community. Instead of seeing it handed – thanks to taxes or regulations – to monopolies managed with diktats from politicians (after consultation with the trade unions, of course). It sounds like simple common sense now but, at the time, taking that idea seriously made Margaret Thatcher a real revolutionary.

That revolution is far from finished. We aim to build on her legacy by campaigning for politicians to leave more money in your pocket and give us simpler, fairer and more competitive taxes. With the Government still spending nearly half of our national income, British politics has again gone badly off course. But, with your support and her example, we can do our bit to ensure that it is again steered towards calmer, sunnier waters.

Matt Sinclair, Chief Executive

Empty property rates now taking £1.1bn a year

We released a new report about the ugly new tax, announced by Gordon Brown but introduced by the Coalition, which is an unfair and destructive burden on businesses already struggling in the recession. Our research was covered across the national and local press.

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3 comments for “TPA latest

  1. graham wood
    April 12, 2013 at 10:15 am

    “There is only taxpayer’s money” She was of course, absolutely right.

    Time then to implement one of the main pillars of the current Harrogate Agenda, namely Referism, which states that in the relationship between the British people and their governments, the people should be in control. The state is the servant not the master.

    Control is primarily achieved by submitting annual state budgets to the people for approval, via referendums. The catch 21 phrase is: “it’s our money and we decide”. Governments are thereby forced to refer to the people for their funding, hence the term “Referism”.

    At the heart of power is always money and the principle of financial control survives to this day. The executive (the former king) must refer to parliament each year for approval of its budget. Without that, it runs out of (our) money.
    There must be real ‘people control’over the annual budget. The politicians cannot be trusted to discharge this duty The power must go to the people who pay the bills – us.
    The means by which this must be achieved is through an annual referendum. The budget must, each year, be submitted to the people for approval, coming into force only once approved. The politicians must make their case, put their arguments, and then ask us for money … and they have to say please. We, the people, decide whether they get it. I suggest it is the only answer.

    • ivan
      April 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Hear, hear!

  2. Furor Teutonicus
    April 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    XX announced by Gordon Brown but introduced by the Coalition,XX

    Makes you wonder why they bothered to ask you to vote at all.

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