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Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

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Do you approve of the new tax increases?

I approve of the increases but NOT what they will spend the extra revenue on
0
No votes
I approve of the increase AND what they will spend the extra revenue on
1
8%
I do not approve of the increase
10
83%
I really don't have an opinion
1
8%
 
Total votes : 12

Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby woodhill » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:10 pm

Further to Bute's post about 55% of voters being FOR the tax rises I suppose we need our own poll to counteract that one.

A total of 55 per cent of those who took part in the UK-wide Populus poll said they supported Chancellor Alistair Darling's higher duty on beer, wine and spirits.

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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:17 pm

I see this poll not being an accurate reflection of the electorate's opinion as a whole...

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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:32 pm

This poll is like turkeys voting for christmas.

Have you ever seen the motorist being interviewed after the cost of fuel has gone up and they think it's a good thing and that the price increase should have been greater. What is wrong with those people.
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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby Leither » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:38 pm

Guys - it's like any other surveys, or research and statistics in general, in that the media can manipulate the figures to reflect any headline or argument. The old adage 'never let the facts get in the way of a good story', springs to mind.

I have worked in the field of market research for the past 10 years and nothing annoys me more than the press taking figures out of context, either from dodgy research or manipulating the results of bona fide research.
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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:26 pm

"Lies, damn lies and statistics." I get tired of the old addage "statistics don't lie". Well, sure; it's just the people interpretting them for their own designs. If polls were any good, we wouldn't need to spend all this money on elections. We could just poll 1000 people and call it a day.
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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby jazz lover » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:13 pm

POPPYCOCK ! :evil:
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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby badgerbrown » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:40 pm

We all know that this government won't spend the money as they say they will, and the "binge drinking" problem in this country will never get better because of this ridiculous policy. I live in middle England, and can't remeber the last time I saw kids swigging Lagavulin on the village green!
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Re: Budget :- Increase on Duty on Spirits

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:48 am

Well, of course not, and that is in fact part of the point of increasing duty on alcohol. it hits the cheap stuff harder, because the rise in price is a much higher percentage of the retail price.
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