As both of my regular readers know, I understand very little about politics and law and most other inexact systems. I deal in facts and logic.
Here is some. I would like someone to explain something to me.
According to Millipede (for whom I have zero respect) and via John Prescott (who I secretly like) on Twitter, under Labour the tax TAKE is 37.5% of GNP (Gross National Product, I believe). This was announced proudly, because apparently under the Tories it was 40%.
And then I see on the Beeb that they have a little toy that shows you where that money goes.
Apparently over a quarter of it goes on "social protection". That's newspeak for giving away to anyone who asks for it, or in Marvospeak for propping up people who are spending more than they can afford. Anyway, my question, to which I can't find an answer, is this:
By what RIGHT do they TAKE this?
Don't give me any old cobblers about "it's the law", or "they always have done" or "they need it to make Britain brilliant". Don't give me that, because it's rubbish.
By what RIGHT? Logic applies.