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Dawson Park Boy

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  1. How can they be ‘bored’ if they are working? I thought we are short of workers at the moment. Best activity for solving boredom and, at the same time, producing income.
  2. You didn’t say that but I accept you meant to.
  3. That’s just not the case. Most people I know are fairly relaxed about trans people. ‘Let them get on with it’ is the general reaction. What is worrying though are the reports that kids as young as 9 are being given puberty blockers at a gender clinic in Glasgow. There were similar reports about the Tavistock in England which, I think, was closed down. By all means battle on for trans people but just make sure that young kids are not being used as human guinea pigs. This story, if true, is very concerning.
  4. So you want Scotland to ditch the pound and have its own currency. Im lost. I thought sterlingisation was the plan? What is it to be?
  5. Whether you are for or against independence, that is the big negative of adopting the euro. The southern countries such as Italy, Spain and Greece have had a torrid time with interest rates being set to suit the Northern countries. It would completely negate the whole point of independence, in my opinion. In fact, utter madness.
  6. Yes, that is correct but in a one- man company where the director has, say 2 shares, there is an argument that can be made that all the company’s income is from the one director’s efforts and should all be earnings and come under PAYE and not partly through dividends which, as you say, do not attract NICs.
  7. Yes. Theres a huge and legitimate argument as to where the profits of these companies should be as the US argues that the intellectual property and therefore the ‘brains’ behind Apple, Microsoft et al resides in Silicon Valley and they should get the lion’s share. It’s not just a case of where the sales are made.
  8. Absolutely agree with that. FSS was always a long term project. No doubt there will be ups and downs along the way depending on how we are doing and also the general economic position. No question there. What I want to know is how we are going to fill the known gap. Is there a benevolent soft loan giver out there? Are there new investors waiting in the wings? We just don’t know,
  9. I just feel that I thought we would have had more, taking into account how well the new management team have done with all of the problems from last year still on the books and costing a small fortune. The current BOD deserve enormous credit for that. Im just reiterating the known facts about the £400k at least black hole which needs to be filled to get through the season. Anyway, shouldn’t be too long till the AGM when all will be revealed.
  10. Easy to say but harder to implement. Tax evasion is illegal, tax avoidance is not. I imagine you claimed tax relief on your pension contributions at the highest rate depending on your income. Your SIPP, perfectly legal affords you tax advantages. There are so many other things you can do if you are not under PAYE, as you must know, to mitigate your liabilities such as paying yourself dividends from your own company and avoiding N.I. Unless you want to become a communist basket case such as Cuba, in a Western country there isn’t a lot you can do. I can tell you from experience that HMRC spends a huge amount of resources on stopping tax evasion. Inevitably, some people will get away with it. What rules, precisely do you want to change to bring about this big influx of money. A lot of the problems come from trying to tax large, mainly US tech companies, who try to move their profits to the lowest taxed jurisdiction e.g Ireland, Luxembourg etc. To combat this sort of thing you need international agreements which isn’t easy. What you are saying is total nonsense unless you can be specific.
  11. Good work from those involved but still very disappointing. £80k per annum is great but barely touches our big black hole.
  12. No. I was just saying that it could, if it wanted to.
  13. It doesn’t control VAT, etc., etc., but it’s powers over IT rates, not allowances, give it sufficient powers to do things it wants to do. In addition the Barnett formula gives it substantially more per head than the average for England. So, what I’m saying is that if the SG wanted to pay rail workers more (I don’t think they should) they have the powers to do so.
  14. Scotland can, and does set its own income tax rates. Why else would Scottish taxpayers have an S in front of their Code Numbers?
  15. Fine It should be a matter for individual conscience.
  16. Look Glennie, no ones forgotten what was said and done over the last 2-3 years, especially by governments and so- called experts.. You were always on the side of the freedom lovers, anti- maskers and folks who just wanted to live a normal life. We worried about our youngsters being denied an education and the harm it was doing them. Lets not get tangled up in vaccines. I went for the vaccines, my wife partly but if people refused that was also fine by me. Each to their own decision.
  17. He has every right to take that position. Just as everyone with a different view has.
  18. If I flout any legal requirements I am very happy to take the consequences. To be fair to Bad Wolf he’s admitted his criminal behaviour albeit he’s unlikely to be caught. I admire his industry in obtaining paid work but I don’t think it’s right to be taking benefits from the rest of us at the same time.
  19. This should be a matter which is left to individual conscience. Just daft that it’s a whipping matter. Wonder how the fellow ? Mason will vote?
  20. Okay, but why was he warned? Nothing wrong with having idiotic views. I thought the whole point of forums like this was to air views from all sides of the spectrum. If we ever reach the point where ‘idiotic views’ are banned, it’ll be a very sad day for free speech. As I said earlier I don’t agree with the Captain but I’m firmly with him in allowing him to state his opinions.
  21. I’d imagine the truth about this ‘euro’ story will come out in the not too distant future. Cant believe it should be too difficult to establish one way or another?
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