Thursday, 22 January 2015

YPP meet-up, Friday 23 January

Tomorrow Friday 23 January at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow YPP leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

YPP Friday meet-up, Friday 16 January

As usual, at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube Station (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow YPP leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Friday, 9 January 2015

YPP meet-up, Friday 9 Jan

As usual, at The Brewmaster nr Leicester Square Tube (Exit 1 and turn left at the top of the stairs into "St Martin's Court") from about 5.20 onwards.

We put a yellow YPP leaflet on the table so that you can recognise us.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

General Election 2015 The Candidates

As all of our readers know the General Election 2015 is coming up.  One of the most interesting General Elections in modern times.

The candidates that have thrown their hats in to the ring are  Mr Mark Wadsworth for Epping Forest

Dr Rohen Kapur for Folkestone and Hythe

These are both Conservative strongholds and safe seats but we march on tirelessly and will promote the Young People's Party to the young people 18-45  and get them to vote for us.

If anyone else is interested in throwing their hats in, please let us know as soon as possible.


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Reader's Letter Of The Day

From The Evening Standard:

The majority of council services are funded by government grant, not council tax. As such, the private property [i.e. incomes] of our poorest citizens is taxed to fund free services for some of the world’s wealthiest landowners.

Far from heading to Scotland, revenue from a mansion tax would only partially offset the public spending that pours into London infrastructure and services, feeding into high rents and house prices. In an ideal world, we’d abolish central government grant funding for all but the poorest areas, but a mansion tax is a step in the right directon.

Joe Momberg, Young People’s Party

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

The YPP Flat Tax App

Which shows you how much tax working households would save if we had a 50/50 tax system with just two main taxes, flat 20% income and full-on LVT, is now available here.

It's still not final and the downloadable app will follow in due course.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Good comment at The Times

Emailed in by MBK, under an article headed Windfall for pensioners with leap in savings rates.

FamilyGuy

So pensioners have a lovely triple lock (Whereas disabled people and single mothers get a cut). The NHS is ring fenced (Mostly utilised by pensioners). Older people can withdraw their pensions as a nice lump sum to get a buy to let, and now they have an exclusive market beating savings rate (That young people cannot access).

How about a piece of the pie for young people? Oh I see!! There is no point giving under 35 year olds access to a special rate savings product as they are all heavily indebted with student debt (Older people got theirs for free), Help to buy and huge mortgages to own their own houses (Older people paid an average of 3.5 x salary and had no need for government intervention*) and they have suppressed wages and low job prospects with zero contract hours so they don't have any savings!

Silly me! The conservatives are right anyway, after all, the pensioners are the countries future…


* Actually, there was a lot of government intervention until the 1980s or so; UK governments went to a lot of trouble to keep rents and house prices low and affordable.