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Shoppers should pay a transaction charge of 1p when they use a self-checkout machine to heal the generational divide caused by Brexit, a group of MPs has said.

The parliamentary panel on social integration, chaired by Chuka Umunna, who defected from the Labour Party in February to found Change UK, made the proposal in a report released last week.

The charge would be "to counteract potential damage caused by a lack of everyday contact between people" and could raise £30m to be spent on projects that promote social inclusion.

Tom Ironside of the British Retail Consortium, the trade body for supermarkets, dismissed the proposal. "A new tax, particularly one that penalises modern shopping behaviour, will harm both consumers and retailers at a time when retailers are rightly focused on delivering the best value for shoppers," he said.

Mr Umunna said: "We all know that Brexit has been incredibly divisive but what we have seen over the course of this inquiry suggests that generational division extends far beyond the realm of politics into our daily lives."

Antony Hawkins of The Challenge, a social integration charity, said: "Our society is divided along many fault lines so it is great to see this group delve deep into the reasons for divisions between the ages and offer suggestions on how we bridge that gap."

The group's report also proposed a tax break for people who commit to a minimum number of hours of volunteering each week.
 

 

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/charge-shoppers-1p-use-self-checkout-machines-heal-brexit-divisions/

 

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Looks like the Electoral Commission will be knocking round Chez Farridge in the next day or so. 

 

Electoral Commission launches urgent probe of Brexit Party funding as Farage denies wrongdoing https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/electoral-commission-launches-urgent-probe-of-brexit-party-funding-as-farage-denies-wrongdoing/20/05/

 

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24 minutes ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

Looks like the Electoral Commission will be knocking round Chez Farridge in the next day or so. 

 

Electoral Commission launches urgent probe of Brexit Party funding as Farage denies wrongdoing https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/electoral-commission-launches-urgent-probe-of-brexit-party-funding-as-farage-denies-wrongdoing/20/05/

 

Man of the Paypal as Gordon Brown called him today

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Makes me think that Total Economic Activity Level should at least be investigated. Less tax burden per head but overall greater tax revenue. 1 tax for all. Accountants might be fucked like.

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15 hours ago, Mudface said:

No one needs steel, we can use Brexit unicorns' horns instead.

Oh come on, we can just reverse engineer the stuff they make UFO's out of instead and use that. There's no need to make things more complicated than they already are.

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I'm kind of glad that my city isn't particularly well liked by a lot of people in this shitty horribly country.....She's so knowledgeable as regards Brexit that she doesn't even recognise this fuckwit was one of the architects of this shitshow  

 

Just a pity we have to be part of it....

 

 

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Haha, was just gonna link that too. Love the way it cuts off when she asks how much the BBC has been paid to promote the EU. Maybe she said some more about the BBC after that too and they weren't into sharing it.

 

Clip lasts 3 and a half mins, as soon as the BBC becomes the subject it's finished within 10 seconds!

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13 hours ago, AngryofTuebrook said:

A quick voyage around the No-Deal Brexit Party.

[Spoiler - They're generally not good people.]

 

https://medium.com/@SJHolloway/this-is-everything-i-discovered-about-all-of-the-brexit-party-mep-candidates-2a59f8f850c5

 

 

Makes it even more worrying that they are waiting until after the election to announce their policies. 

 

Amazing how the anti Brexit BBC haven't asked their wonderful leader about these candidates, despite the fact he has been on virtually every day declaring that his party is from the masses of ordinary people. 

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13 minutes ago, SasaS said:

How come Farage is so popular with the (I guess former) Trotskyists?

I  don't know but I would imagine it is simply Trotskyists or whichever label are anti EU as a neoliberal anti workers experiment. They want out of the EU and the only way they see of expressing this in the EU elections is to support the Brexit party. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

 

I would imagine one of the reasons the Brexit party has no manifesto/policies is due to the fact that the Trotskyists are opposed to a lot of the policies Farage will want his party to adopt. 

 

 

As an aside, I have had asked lots of times (whilst chatting to people) how can Labour voters, who would never vote Tory, vote for a party (UKIP at the time) that is to the right of the Tories, idolises Thatcher, is anti trade union and wants to privatise the NHS ? The answer is normally along the lines of "yes but the EU..."

 

 

To me it is the same, UKIP/BREXIT party is seen as a single issue and people (Trotskyists) support that and do not care about their other policies, maybe because they don't believe they will ever be in a position to implement them.

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24 minutes ago, SasaS said:

How come Farage is so popular with the (I guess former) Trotskyists?

 

They are both nationalist ideologies for a start. They are both authoritarian by nature as well. 

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Bit early to be queuing up for Question Time

 

It's absolutely shocking I mean who wears lime green pants with a white jumper and tucked in as well ?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Scooby Dudek said:

I  don't know but I would imagine it is simply Trotskyists or whichever label are anti EU as a neoliberal anti workers experiment. They want out of the EU and the only way they see of expressing this in the EU elections is to support the Brexit party. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

 

I would imagine one of the reasons the Brexit party has no manifesto/policies is due to the fact that the Trotskyists are opposed to a lot of the policies Farage will want his party to adopt. 

 

 

As an aside, I have had asked lots of times (whilst chatting to people) how can Labour voters, who would never vote Tory, vote for a party (UKIP at the time) that is to the right of the Tories, idolises Thatcher, is anti trade union and wants to privatise the NHS ? The answer is normally along the lines of "yes but the EU..."

 

 

To me it is the same, UKIP/BREXIT party is seen as a single issue and people (Trotskyists) support that and do not care about their other policies, maybe because they don't believe they will ever be in a position to implement them.

The one thing that all MEPs are unable to implement is Brexit; that's one of many baffling and annoying things about the Farridgist surge.

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1 hour ago, Boss said:

 

They are both nationalist ideologies for a start. They are both authoritarian by nature as well. 

I've never read any Trotsky. Is that true?

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1 hour ago, Seasons said:

So, the Brexit party is just a collection of lads who were last to be picked in footy. Gimp XI in real form. 

I was always last to be picked at footy and I voted against Brexit, you sterotyper you.

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