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Time for the Tories to wake up and smell the coffee

10m want to quit 'over-taxed' UK - Sunday Times - Times Online

ONE in five Britons — nearly 10m adults — is considering leaving the country amid growing disillusionment over the failure of political parties to deliver tax cuts, according to a new poll.

The extensive survey conducted by ICM, the polling company, shows that — contrary to the current approach of both Labour and the Tories — an overwhelming majority of voters do want to see cuts in income and inheritance tax.

The results will raise alarm in both political camps, but particularly for David Cameron, who has yet to solidify the Conservatives’ lead over Labour in the opinion polls.

The Tory leader, who has ditched his party’s long-standing commitment to tax cuts in favour of “economic stability”, has maintained a solid lead over Labour since May in most of the polls, but is still well short of securing a majority.

And that is what a small band of "extreme" bloggers have been saying for a while....


I'm one of the 10 million. Have bought a nice little place in the wilds of northern Portugal. Nice high-speed broadband, low cost of living and no one to bother me. Can't wait to get out of this vile bossy, nannying and utterly humourless craphole. Why do we put up with it?

Even my grandfather (approaching 90) recently said if he was younger, he'd leave. He says Britain is too decadent. Nothing surprising perhaps (considering my blog) but until recently he was a lifelong Labour voter with a fairly socialist outlook.

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