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No Winners With New Bingo Tax

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No winners with new bingo tax

Whichever way you look at it, it just doesn’t add up. While we’re handing out billions to failed banks and spending millions on MPs expenses, a scheme to raise taxes on bingo is set to be introduced next month.

The Government plans to increase the “profit tax†on bingo businesses from 15 to 22 percent.

The amount to be raised is a tiny amount in the grand scheme of national finances, but any increase is likely to have a crippling effect on the industry.

Bingo is not a pastime that drives its gamers to drink, drugs or robbery.

Despite ad campaigns to make bingo trendy and more appealing to a younger audience, most people who go are elderly.

For them it is a social event, not a chance to make money.

For many, it is their event of the week and the only time when they get to go out and meet other people, have a chat and a laugh.

Actually winning any sort of prize is a second, third or fourth thought for the majority who go for the companionship, ‘the craic’.

But the new tax increase is likely to force many small bingo halls out of business – leaving thousands of people without their nights out and a chance to socialise and the Government collecting no tax at all from them.

Who’s the winner there?

What a crock of shite. Let the pensioners have their bingo and their nights out FFS!

Tax the bloody banks, tax the politicians, tax the bureaucrats, tax the corporations...why does it always have to be those with the least ability to fend for themselves?

Meh!

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What a crock of shite. Let the pensioners have their bingo and their nights out FFS!

Tax the bloody banks, tax the politicians, tax the bureaucrats, tax the corporations...why does it always have to be those with the least ability to fend for themselves?

Meh!

Bingo in Carlisle - now there's a good night out. Do you live nearby, or trawl the internet for sad, local rags? They have a letters page too - pound to a penny it's all about dogsh1t and dumped cars.

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But what did he do?

<h1 class="lead">Woman saw man committing sex act while driving on M6 in Cumbria</h1> Last updated 12:18, Monday, 22 June 2009

A female lorry driver had nightmares after seeing a motorist committing a sex act while driving on the M6, a court heard.

Timothy Astall, 38, was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and undergo counselling by Eden magistrates, in Penrith.

He was found guilty of committing the act while driving in the middle lane of the motorway on November 18 last year.

Adrienne Harris, prosecuting, said the dad-of-two, from Crewe, in Cheshire, had continued even after being spotted.

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I was wondering what the link was to HPC specifically - then I realised : Aren't winners upposed to call out "House!".

I guess though its a sign of the government softening up the public for the tax tsunami to come.

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I think he's on the sex offenders register for having a w^nk. Makes a mockery of the whole thing.

What about that bloke who got busted for having a ***** in a hotel room. With the door closed.

I think he'd somehow involved a bike in it (how?) but still, more a cycle of self-abuse than abuse of a cycle.

He wound up on the sex offender's register as well.

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