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If Callam did the budget

Rarely is a letter from the tax man good news. Usually it involves them telling you how you owe them money. It turns out the government is using HMRC to distribute letters showing how your taxes are spent. If we convert the absolute numbers to percentages then we can see how the budget is divided up. Bloody hell, I don’t know what this is, but it certainly doesn’t look like economic conservatism. Let’s take a look, section by section, and see if we can’t identify some waste. Welfare 25.3%: Over a quarter of our taxes goes to the welfare state….
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