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    Talking 5 grand a year better off by separating !!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ide-split.html


    So, almost 5 grand a year better off by separating. Yet more failure of marriages and families encouraged by New Lie's perverse policies.

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    The woman will be 100k better off and the man 95k worse off.

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    Nothing new.

    Some friends of mine did this about 5 years ago after he lost his job. He went back to his mum's while GF claimed benefit and manged to keep their home. This lasted about 6 months until he got another job, when they got back togeather again. Both of them are now working, with the oldest child just starting uni.

    Not saying this is right but they were better off financially by doing this.

    I was a working single mum for a while and although I thought I had a good job, (permie BA with Company Car) I was no better off then others who were claiming benefit at the end of the month - Does make you wonder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberman View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ide-split.html


    So, almost 5 grand a year better off by separating. Yet more failure of marriages and families encouraged by New Lie's perverse policies.
    I would stop reading the Daily Mail if I were you.

    You run the risk that that paper will turn you into a one-dimensional little-Englander obsessed with only how the Labour party have ruined the country and only the Conservatives can save it, the importance of keeping an independent currency out of the hands of the Europeans, and the value of your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I would stop reading the Daily Mail if I were you.

    You run the risk that that paper will turn you into a one-dimensional little-Englander obsessed with only how the Labour party have ruined the country and only the Conservatives can save it, the importance of keeping an independent currency out of the hands of the Europeans, and the value of your house.


    Some people might actually learn a few facts by reading this paper than listening to BBC propaganda. Prior to 1997 I was a Daily Express reader, but their New Lie propaganda just turned me completely off. Experience of the past 40 years has proven to me what a disaster socialism is for the country, regardless of what any newspapers or other media might say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I would stop reading the Daily Mail if I were you.

    You run the risk that that paper will turn you into a one-dimensional little-Englander obsessed with only how the Labour party have ruined the country and only the Conservatives can save it, the importance of keeping an independent currency out of the hands of the Europeans, and the value of your house.

    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I would stop reading the Daily Mail if I were you.

    You run the risk that that paper will turn you into a one-dimensional little-Englander obsessed with only how the Labour party have ruined the country and only the Conservatives can save it, the importance of keeping an independent currency out of the hands of the Europeans, and the value of your house.
    You make that sound like a bad thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberman View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ide-split.html


    So, almost 5 grand a year better off by separating. Yet more failure of marriages and families encouraged by New Lie's perverse policies.
    Give us a break. A single parent with a low income gets help. OK so far in the minds of all civilised people. A couple living together, who can afford to look after their family, do not get help to do so. seems normal to me.

    Conclusion: If a single parent becomes part of a sufficiently wealthy family, benefits will cease.

    Now, the problem that you have with that is?

    (Aside from the fact that you would not understand the concept of declaring a change in circumstances. As they say, a thief thinks that everybody steals).

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Give us a break. A single parent with a low income gets help. OK so far in the minds of all civilised people. A couple living together, who can afford to look after their family, do not get help to do so. seems normal to me.

    Conclusion: If a single parent becomes part of a sufficiently wealthy family, benefits will cease.

    Now, the problem that you have with that is?

    (Aside from the fact that you would not understand the concept of declaring a change in circumstances. As they say, a thief thinks that everybody steals).


    What's wrong with it is that it encourages people to break up perfectly good families for financial reasons, and also not to marry, when commonsense tells us that a more stable society depends on stable families. Five grand is hardly a small annual sum that people will ignore !! Unfortunately, this is just one example of the consequences of the perverse policies of Gordon Brown.

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    One reason not to be taken in by the Tory claim they would have avoided the credit crunch, is because if anything they would have de regulated even more. In fact Dave Cameron says exactly this in his 2007 speech to the Tory faithful:
    And I know that business wants to hear from the Conservative Party how we will reduce regulation and reduce taxation to give them more freedom in this new world.
    Daves Speech

    However it is also true that the Conservatives have been banging on for some time now that it's better to help married couples (presumably at the expense of single people). So at least we have some real idea of how differently the Tories will run things.
    There's also mention in the speech of putting private companies in charge of the benefit payment system. Which could well be good news for the contractor market!!! Boomed!

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