Outside the marginals

a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

Gideon’s Dictionary: Tax Credits

Every emperor, or prospective emperor, has to give the appearance of having “the common touch”. In view of the restricted background of our potential new emperor, I offer him a dictionary in the hope that studying it will help him understand the people he wishes to rule.

Tax Credits

  1. (n) An income supplement that to many makes the difference between keeping your head above water and having to use money lenders and loan sharks. Subsidy to employers offering low wages
  2. (n – mistaken) Subsidy to the feckless to be removed to encourage Chinese style work culture and to cut the deficit. An innovation of the last Labour Government that “must be reversed”.
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