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Gazette column: Tax works because we’re made to pay it. So tax me, please. Tax me now.

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about tax and how, if, like South Gloucestershire Council, we are asked to opt-in for paying for services, we just won’t do it. That’s why they should just tax us and be done with it – because it works.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

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Gazette column: Local councillors need to start respecting their responsibilities

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about local councillors and how, following the recent walk out staged by local Stroud District politicians, they need to start taking their responsibilities to the electorate more seriously.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Why the bedroom tax is ghettoisation

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the introduction of the bedroom tax this month in the UK and how, by creating a divide between rich and poor, the tax is creating ghettoisation.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Should the bedroom tax be scrapped? Is it unfair? Or is it justified? Should those on benefits expect to pay for an extra bedroom? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Charge us our taxess & be honest about it

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about South Gloucestershire’s ‘green bin charge’,  taxing by the back door and how councils – and government – would earn our respect if the were more honest.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think?  Should we be charged extra for services, but not call it tax? Should our tax charges cover everything? Should politics be more honest? Let me know.

**OUT THIS SATURDAY: My latest column for  Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspaper.  Catch the Weekend Magazine on their website link here**

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**