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What's going to happen after Coronavirus

Where are we going when Coronavirus fades away and the government has run its course in keeping us at home.The sheer economic disaster coming and affecting everyone is already being discussed by some MPs. One remedy is to impose a one off wealth tax. The idea is that everyone – households and businesses, rich and poor – has to pay a sum equivalent to a chunk of their net assets. This would reverse taxation regimes across the world which tax income far more than the taxation of wealth.

Ed Conway, the economics editor at Sky News, writing in the Times, roughly calculates that a one-off 10 percent levy on all household net wealth in the UK would generate over £1 trillion ($1.24 trillion) of revenues. That would be enough to pay off all the costs of Covid-19. It would provide for the NHS for generations and reduce the national debt from wartime levels to something more like normality. 

The government reduction plans for local authority council funding on the basis that the shortfall can be made up with councils keeping the collection of business rates now looks a dead duck.

The desire to give us all an identity card accompanied with a vaccination certificate looks pretty certain. Get ready for all citizens to be given a free smartphone and be fined if not carried on one's person at all times to enable tracking at all times.

This quote says it all:

“The telephone was not his favorite object, and more than once he had considered getting rid of his. What he disliked most of all was its tyranny. Not only did it have the power to interrupt him against his will, but inevitably he would give in to its command.”
― Paul Auster, City of Glass

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Yes he is talking sense but the trouble is Ragwert most people whose attention span is a nano-second wont give it a second glance. There too busy waiting for the next cat video. Maybe Vernon should consider having a feline on his lap as click bait.

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On 30/04/2020 at 12:02, megilleland said:

What's going to happen after Coronavirus

The desire to give us all an identity card accompanied with a vaccination certificate looks pretty certain. Get ready for all citizens to be given a free smartphone and be fined if not carried on one's person at all times to enable tracking at all times.

Its started:

Qatar has continued to make a Covid-19 tracing app mandatory even as the kingdom has relaxed its lockdown, and despite security loopholes that exposed the personal information of more than a million users. Being caught outside without a phone carrying the app is punishable by a fine of up to £43,000 or up to three years in jail.

In Hangzhou, a Chinese city of 10 million people, authorities announced last month that they would seek to expand their coronavirus app to gather more comprehensive health and personal data.

Under the proposal, an individual’s status would be colour-coded and scored out of 100 based on medical records as well as other lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or hours slept.

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You would never see Quatars app being used in any other Country with all its serious flaws.
 It  also forces Android users to permit access to their picture and video galleries, while also allowing the app to make unprompted calls.

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(extracted comment from The Slog)

How the UK built a track and trace through the back door of ‘personal government portals’

At present, in parts of the Middle East, people receive a time slot through their phone that lets them know they are allowed to go food shopping.

Think this would never happen in the UK?

At the outset of this manufactured crisis, the UK government has, by stealth, been signing millions of people up to ‘Personal government portals’. Once a person has done this, they are – by way of terms and conditions – electronically traceable forever.

First, this was done by stealth to the self-employed. If someone wanted to claim ‘self-employed income support’, they could not do so on paper or through an accountant.

They had to sign up to a UK government portal to get their free money.

Thus, at a stroke, about 5-6 million people signed up to one of these things. If you want your free money, that was the only way to get it. But once signed in, you cannot sign out.

What about everyone else?

Why, now the UK government is offer 500 of ‘voucher’ for every adult and ‘250’ voucher for every child to spend.

So how do they get the voucher?

You guessed it!

The UK government has, through its Nudge Unit, signed up millions of people to these personal portals, a stealth surveillance tool.

So if you think the UK would never look like parts of the Middle East, where you receive a message from the gubmint saying when you can and cannot leave your home, they now have the architecture to do exactly that.

This is all part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (digital slavery).

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Important tax news for businesses and individuals:

HMRC Making Tax Digital to continue rollout in 2022

Financial secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman said: “We are setting out our next steps on Making Tax Digital today, as we bring the UK’s tax system into the 21st century. Making Tax Digital will make it easier for businesses to keep on top of their tax affairs. But it also has huge potential to improve the productivity of our economy, and its resilience in times of crisis.” 

There are currently 1.4 million firms signed up to the MTD programme – a figure which the government said includes 30% of the sub-£85k-turnover businesses that have not yet been mandated to do so. A total of six million VAT returns have been filed digitally by these companies.

The programme will be extended to all businesses and then to individuals, government has announced

HM Revenue and Customs has unveiled plans for the completion of the rollout of the Making Tax Digital programme, with the scheme being incrementally extended from 2022.

As of the beginning of the 2020 fiscal year on 1 April 2019, firms with turnover in excess of the £85,000 threshold have been required to file their quarterly VAT returns via the digital platform.

From 1 April 2022, all VAT-registered companies must switch to Making Tax Digital, regardless of the value of their sales.

And, one year later, the programme will be extended to any individuals filing self-assessment income tax returns for annual business or property income in excess of £10,000.

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Read and Sign the Great Barrington Declaration. There have to be better ways to sort out the mess we are in with this government's handling of our health and economy.

As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.

As at 9th October 2020

Signed by Medical & Public Health Scientists
5,902

Medical Practitioners
12,020

General Public
165,165

Add your name now.
 

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Academy of Ideas – Free minds for a Free Society

It is often said that one cannot solve a problem if one is not even cognizant of it, and herein lies one of the reasons freedom is retreating so rapidly from our world. Many people still believe themselves to be free and as Goethe wrote: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Those who believe themselves to be free disregard the fact that to be governed in the modern world is to be . . .

“…watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured [and] commanded, by beings who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.”

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

https://academyofideas.com/2020/09/greater-good-tool-of-social-control/

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Here in Newton Farm, although I didn’t witness it, just been told of a bizarre incident this afternoon where one member of a gang of youths walking down the street was stark naked except for a mask. He then went into the local corner shop and wasn’t confronted, maybe because he had a mask on. The police were called and are now looking for him. I think lock down has got to him. Anyone else see him?

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Where does the madness stop:

More than a few people are struggling with the name for Eli Lilly's antibody therapy bamlanivimab, which won an emergency OK on Tuesday in non-hospitalized COVID patients at high risk of severe disease. The tongue-twisting drug name even received some gentle ribbing on Fallon Tonight: 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHb_5oEAr62/

All the news on the gravy train.

https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/covid-19-tracker-johnson-johnson-aims-to-test-shot-kids-president-trump-talks-firing-fauci

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Nice work if you know the right people:

Boris Johnson REFUSES to apologise for £18 billion 'cash for cronies' scandal and says No10 moved 'heaven and earth' to snap up PPE - as fury mounts over government's 'jobs for pals'

* National Audit Office said officials signed contracts for thousands of face masks that were actually useless

* NAO looked at 8,600 contracts awarded by Government from January to July amid claims some were flawed

* Boris Johnson told virtual PMQs: 'We shifted heaven and earth to get £32 billion items of PPE into this country'

* Alok Sharma refuses to apologise for trying to get PPE for NHS during first wave blaming 'huge pressure'

* Spanish middleman was paid £21 million of taxpayers' cash to set up PPE deal with US jewellery designer

* Suppliers with political contacts were given there own 'high-priority' lane and were ten times more likely to get Government contracts

* Companies with 'no relevant experience' pocketed £12 billion in shambolic scramble for PPE described as the 'wild west'. More than 1,300 contracts worth £10.5 billion were awarded by the Government with no competition whatsoever – increasing the chance of money being wasted

* US jewellery designer Michael Saiger was handed 'a number of lucrative contracts' worth £200 million after he started providing gloves and gowns to NHS staff. Young entrepreneur Sabia Mokeddem, 23, was handed a contract worth £880,000

* Lord Feldman's PR firm is helping a Covid testing firm given £28million contract after meeting where former Former Tory chairman was in the room advising Matt Hancock .

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Is this what is going to be the New Normal? Gives a new meaning to Neighborhood Watch. I think we are going to see a lot more people questioning the rationale of what is being done by a government not using it's brain and following orders. Well worth reading the comments below:

 

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21 hours ago, megilleland said:

Nice work if you know the right people:

Boris Johnson REFUSES to apologise for £18 billion 'cash for cronies' scandal and says No10 moved 'heaven and earth' to snap up PPE - as fury mounts over government's 'jobs for pals'

* National Audit Office said officials signed contracts for thousands of face masks that were actually useless

* NAO looked at 8,600 contracts awarded by Government from January to July amid claims some were flawed

* Boris Johnson told virtual PMQs: 'We shifted heaven and earth to get £32 billion items of PPE into this country'

* Alok Sharma refuses to apologise for trying to get PPE for NHS during first wave blaming 'huge pressure'

* Spanish middleman was paid £21 million of taxpayers' cash to set up PPE deal with US jewellery designer

* Suppliers with political contacts were given there own 'high-priority' lane and were ten times more likely to get Government contracts

* Companies with 'no relevant experience' pocketed £12 billion in shambolic scramble for PPE described as the 'wild west'. More than 1,300 contracts worth £10.5 billion were awarded by the Government with no competition whatsoever – increasing the chance of money being wasted

* US jewellery designer Michael Saiger was handed 'a number of lucrative contracts' worth £200 million after he started providing gloves and gowns to NHS staff. Young entrepreneur Sabia Mokeddem, 23, was handed a contract worth £880,000

* Lord Feldman's PR firm is helping a Covid testing firm given £28million contract after meeting where former Former Tory chairman was in the room advising Matt Hancock .

35797038-8961343-The_National_Audit_Office_report_found_more_than_1_300_contracts-a-45_1605697453752.thumb.jpg.9a0b91bed7f905ea00eba99b7c161488.jpg

 

You could find friends relatives and mates anywhere if you dig deep enough. My Cousin is distantly related to the Queen whilst I'm related to Fred & Rose West so you could say the Queen is related to him :Grin:.

 

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