Hancock to take £1,000 a year “tenants’ tax” protest to Parliament

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2009

Mike Hancock, Lib Dem MP for Portsmouth South, together with his fellow Portsmouth Lib Dems, has taken his campaign on behalf of council tenants to the highest levels, including Downing Street and Parliament. The issue? One that is faced by 156 councils around the country:

… council tenants are angry because each household will be paying £1,000 a year over the next thirty years directly into the Government’s coffers. The Government takes money from Portsmouth and 205 other councils. Some money is distributed back to councils. 50 councils benefit and 156 pay money to the Government but there is an overall surplus that the Government keeps of £194 million. Therefore a large surplus – £4.6 million this year from Portsmouth alone goes into general Government expenditure – effectively a tax that only council tenants have to pay. With large increases due in the amount taken in coming years, Portsmouth City Council estimates that unless it is reformed Portsmouth’s 15,000 council tenants will pay £500 million over the next 30 years to the Government – over £1,000 a year.

Mike presented the petition in Parliament last night – here’s Hansard’s (somewhat quaint) account of proceedings:

Mr. Mike Hancock (Portsmouth, South) (LD): It gives me a great deal of pleasure to submit this petition, although I do so with somewhat disappointed feelings, on behalf of the council tenants in the Portsmouth city council area. They are disappointed that the Government continue to take many millions of pounds from them; the Government have taken £8.7 million, including £4.6 million this financial year, from the rents of the city council tenants for general Government expenditure. The tenants hope that the House will urge the Government to reverse that trend and take account of not only the campaign by Portsmouth city council tenants, but that of tenants throughout the country of England; the other parts of the UK are covered by separate legislation on this point.

The petition is submitted in the names of Mr. Stothard, Ms Jacqui Reardon, Ms Shai Hancock-Richardson and Olivia Cowburn. I am proud to present this petition.

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The Humble Petition of Portsmouth City council Tenants, and others,

Sheweth that the Government has taken £8.7 million including £4.6 million this financial year from the rents of Portsmouth City council tenants for general Government expenditure; and declares that this will continue for the next 30 years at an estimated cost of £500 million,

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will urge the Government to revise this trend so that the rent from Portsmouth City council tenants is spent directly for their benefit,

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c. ]

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Our Money is Unbacked, it is worthless paper, it is simply Borrowed into Existance ( the Bankers print this out of thin air )
A £50 costs them 1p to print, Yet we are forced to pay back this Govt Borrowing AT FULL FACE VALUE Through Income Tax.

If we coined our own Currency ( the bank of england just like the FED in the US has just been revealed to be PRIVATE CORPORATIONS, google and youtube this info )

We could Issue that into the economy ( with due Caution of course ) FREE OF CHARGE.

No Govt borrowing, No loan to pay back, No Govt debt therfore NO NEED FOR INCOME TAX.

WEstminster is a charade, the Entire Western society is simply farmed by a system whose sole intent is tpo hoover the Wealth of the World upwards into the vaulst a few thousand elites.

The US FEDERAL RESERVE is A PRIVATE COMPANY.

They LOAN the US Treasury its worthless Federal reserve notes to the US govt (which is also a charade, at least as far as those in influence is concerned )

Kennedy issued Executive order 11110, this allowed the US TREASURY to begin issuing its own Silver backed Currency, an act that would have put the FED out of business.
5 month later he was DEAD.

ALL This information is FACT, you just will not see it ont he Murdoch controlled Media, Gooogle it, Youtube it.

YOU ARE ALL SLAVES, THERE IS NO NEED TO PAY INCOME TAX.
GOVT SHOULD COIN AND ISSUE THE NATIONS MONEY FREE OF
CHARGE, NOT BORROW IT.

by Adrian P on March 3, 2009 at 9:33 pm. Reply #

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