Posts tagged ‘spare room tax’

January 10, 2014

Timelapse between enacting policies and apologising for them is to be abolished

by philapilus

Nick Clegg has been sent on a tour of the country to apologise for everything to every single member of the population individually

The government has announced that all legislation and  policy decisions will now automatically be accompanied by a formal statement accepting that they are completely wrong, and apologising in advance for all the damage they will cause.

The news came after it emerged today that Royal Mail shares are still worth way more than the government sold them for 3 months ago, and that simultaneously Iain Duncan Smith’s universally loathed ‘spare bedroom tax’ has already been a complete farce.

A government spokesperson said “Potentially around 40,000 people seem to have lost benefits who shouldn’t have, and Royal Mail shares are worth closer to six quid than the three and a bit quid we sold them for.

“We’ve been trying to make out it’s ok, but it isn’t, it’s all a complete

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January 31, 2013

“No more existential loneliness” under new spare bedroom tax

by philapilus
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Fortunately for this old woman, the government DOES know what to do.

The government is trumpeting its proposed ‘spare bedroom tax’, as a watershed moment in combating the sense of isolated despair and ennui that plagues the British people.

The so-called tax consists of a reduction in housing benefit for anybody unfortunate enough to have some space in their social accomodation.

Those afflicted with the misery that is having a room not presently occupied by one adult or two children, will face a reduction in benefit by upto as much as £80 per month.

A government spokesman said “The trouble is that so many people looking around the great empty expanse of their social homes

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