Campaigning for the next election has begun with a swipe at the Taxpayer's Alliance. They have a charity through which they can funnel donations and get tax relief on them.
It might or might not be dodgy but the Labour outrage seems a little hypocritical since they've set up and funded more fakecharities than you can shake a collecting tin at.
Labour politicians attacked the apparent scheme as hypocritical, and tax accountants warned it could breach charity law, which states that organisations may not be charitable if they have political purposes.
Oh, really? How about ASH, whose social engineering agenda cannot be other than political? How about all the other social engineers masquerading as charities, eh?
"The Taxpayers' Alliance appears to be exploiting the taxpayer rather than protecting their interests as they claim to do," said John Prescott, the former deputy prime minister. "This body ought not to be subsidised to pursue its political goals. They have now become properly the non-taxpayers' alliance."
Nice try, Tumbleguts. They are only doing what the rest of your dodgy charities are doing and they do it from a basis that excessive tax is wrong, whereas the Labour collection of nagging drones do it from the basis that excessive taxation is just fine and dandy as long as they get the money.
It does suggest, of course, that the fakecharity circus will continue under the Tories along with the licking of EU sphincter and the deep, nasty control of every aspect of life. So I won't vote Tory either. Okay, there wouldn't be any point here because they'll get about as many votes as the Monster Raving Loonies in this part of the country, if they're lucky. Labour do get votes here but not from me.
It is amusing though, to see Labour attack the Tories for doing exactly the same sort of thing they've been doing themselves for the last twelve years.
It's going to be an interesting campaign as the parties attempt to show the people there is a difference between them when really, there isn't. It's like Edam slagging off Jarlsberger for being a bland cheese, and Jarlsberger countering with the same argument.
It'll be fun to watch but the fun will end when one of those parties wins.
Unless we vote them out. We can, you know. Just put the 'X' in a different box. It's easy, fun and you'll live longer and your teeth and hair will grow back.
Trust me. I'm a Doctor.