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Fun Online Polls, NotW, Short Lists, Female Jewish Pop Stars

You are a surprisingly unbloodthirsty lot. The results to last week’s Fun Online Show Trial By Internet were as follows:

News Of The World: Who deserves to go to prison? (multiple answers allowed)

Rebekah Brooks – 77 votes
Andy Coulson – 64 votes
James Murdoch – 53 votes
Rupert Murdoch – 51 votes
Les Hinton – 32 votes
Other – please specify – 20 votes
They are all entirely innocent – 34 votes

Total 130 voters

I’ll accept majority verdictts, so it looks like only Brooksy is going down for this. Thanks to everybody who voted and for all the comments over at the poll – those people who chose ‘other’ nominated mainly policemen on the take, MPs in general and G Brown, T Blair and J Prescott in particular (which seems fair enough, but we could put them in the dock for plenty of other stuff as well).
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And lo, there was some dispute as to whether P!nk counts as a “Female Jewish pop star who is extremely cute” (two for, one against, so i couldn’t use my casting vote) so let’s throw it open to the floor.

Deadline for nominations (same thread) is now closed, this week’s Fun Online Poll is “Who is the cutest female Jewish pop star?”, whereby “Jewish”, “cute” and “pop star” are all highly subjective.

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.

Treasury Tomfoolery

There’s been an outbreak of common sense at the Federation of Small Businesses. From the BBC:

The FSB is urging VAT be cut to 5% in the construction and tourism sectors. “Consumer demand is a key barrier to economic growth so such a cut would encourage people to spend in these areas,” the FSB said in its Voices of Small Business Report.

The FSB said: “Evidence from other EU countries shows that any lost revenue to the Exchequer by making VAT cuts will be met by earnings from additional demand, jobs and the wider economic activity.”

Although the basic EU rule is that the standard rate of VAT has to be at least 15%, it appears that countries can reduce the rate on specific sectors, which is what Ireland seems to have done recently. So far so good. The depressing bit is right at the end of the article:

A Treasury spokesperson said: “Reduced VAT rates of the kind suggested would make a significant impact on revenue. Any claim that a boost to foreign tourism or construction would outweigh these effects would need to be looked at very carefully indeed.”

In other words, they didn’t give these secondary effects any thought whatsoever when they hiked VAT from 15% to 17.5% to 20%, did they? Even Ed Balls seems to have finally grasped that you cannot keep merrily increasing VAT and expecting overall tax receipts to keep going up, for crying out loud.