Mum Against Unfair Child Benefit Cuts

Mum with a bee in her bonnet…

Aaah more news … November 26, 2010

Filed under: Blog,Child Benefit Cuts,Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 10:54 pm

So perhaps voting wasn’t a total waste of time…

MP’s warn of risks over child benefit cuts UK

Oh and petition still going, almost 300…

CHILD BENEFIT CUTS: Stop chancellor from unfairly targeting one-parent & single-income families


Not to get political but…Fair it isn’t November 10, 2010

Filed under: Child Benefit Cuts,Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 11:56 am

The conservatives seems to be very fond of the word ‘Fair’. I heard it again recently  in relation to the increase in university tuition fees -frankly not sure which I’m more upset about CB cuts or this – George Osborne insists the rise is is  not only fair but ‘progressive’ too.  What the hell does that mean? Progessive for whom? – certainly not my family.

In any case 24,000 students  feel so strongly that are marching against the increase in London today. Well done students! Good on you!


And more news … October 30, 2010

Filed under: Blog,Child Benefit Cuts,Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 1:04 am
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Follow on from yesterday’s news …Telegraph: Why leading accountants say Child Benefit fines will not work

BBC: High earners face fines over child benefit declaration

Cameron has stated that he does not foresee problems with the policy suggesting that top rate taxpayers would be honest enough to give up the benefit voluntarily. However, the first paragraphs of the BBC news suggests that penalties are going to be introduced for non-disclosure. They really need to make up their minds.

Things seem to be getting more complicated as the days by and I’d personally save myself further embarrasment and lay this one to rest!


Child benefit cuts – a small victory. October 28, 2010

You would have thought the Lib Dems would be delegated to give us some postive news once in a while as they don’t seem to be involved with any real governance, but as this coalition government has consistly been ‘bad cop, bad cop’ we are forced to look elsewhere for good news.

I came across this today, I literally LOL-ed when I read it:
Wall Street Journal Europe: Child Benefit Cut ‘Unenforceable,’ Treasury in a Flap

As reported by Channel 4:
Channel 4 Child benefit cuts could be “unenforceable”

People 1 Govt 0. Buyaka!


Day off October 26, 2010

Filed under: Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 10:32 am

Yes sat at home waiting for the plumber to fix my overflowing loo, a washing machine engineer and got 2 guys rooting around my kitchen looking for a mouse!!! And it’s raining … sigh !


Tory Spending Review October 20, 2010

Filed under: Blog,Child Benefit Cuts,Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 10:58 pm

Apparently Child Benefit Cuts due to realise 2.5billion rather than 1billion – so it’s all done and dusted then?
Is that why Osborne looks so smug?


Ooops – brakes to mouth failure (I’ve been nicked!) October 19, 2010

Filed under: Blog,Recent Posts — Imanuela @ 1:25 am
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Oh dearie me, in the midst of my boo-hoo-loo crisis, plus a washing machine that’s decided to pack up, again, like clockwork, in autumn (why can’t I find a man that reliable?) I had a bit of an incident with a police officer this morning. Late dropping of Bill at school I was told to move my car by a female police officer as I was blocking a drive, to which I responded ‘for f*cks sake’ but did so anyway. Next thing I know, there’s robocop marching towards me asking why I swore at his colleague, short of patience we had a brief not too pleasant exchange (no swear words – honest) and I rushed into the school. Not impressed that I’d left him hanging, I come out and robocop’s  issuing  a ticket – I’m now officially a petty criminal been fined £80.00 under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

The offence is created by section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986:

“(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he:

(a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or
(b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,

within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.”

This offence has the following statutory defences:

(a) The defendant had no reason to believe that there was any person within hearing or sight who was likely to be alarmed or distressed by his action.
(b) The defendant was in a dwelling and had no reason to believe that his behaviour would be seen or heard by any person outside any dwelling.
(c) The conduct was reasonable.

£80 for a swear word – now that’s CRIMINAL!