ALEX BRUMMER: Rishi’s budget plan will make Britain less competitive

The folly of raising taxes: Chancellor’s budget plans risk making Britain less competitive, says ALEX BRUMMER
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:55 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 06:17 EDT, 22 October 2021

There are a screed of caveats surrounding the fast improving state of the public finances. Not least is the fact that borrowing this year could still come in at, or above, £200billion.

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The Biden Administration’s Sanctions Review Is a Joke

Then–presidential candidate Joe Biden displayed on a television screen at a restaurant in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 4, 2020, amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Cristian Hernandez / AFP / Getty)

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Two lies and Katie Couric

An Outright Lie
The Associated Press has taken a side in the endless debate over Netflix’s release of a comedy special that includes jokes about the transgender community, coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists.
And by “coming down squarely in favor of transgender activists,” I mean the Associated Press is now publishing baldfaced lies.
A handful of Netflix employees staged a walkout on Oct. 20 to protest the company’s release of a comedy special featuring comedian Dave Chappelle, who has both praise and criticism for the transgender community.

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Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn / Associated Press)

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Marijuana laws must put children first

After Coloradans voted to legalize recreational marijuana, we met each other in the halls of the Colorado Capitol.
We were mothers of teenagers, political amateurs drawn to the statehouse to stand up for kids as the legislature implemented the successful 2012 ballot issue, Amendment 64.
In a committee room packed with marijuana industry lobbyists, we watched as the task force empowered to create a regulatory structure ranked its priorities. Protecting kids came in dead last.

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Washington Post fact-checker goes to bat for IRS spying proposal

The “fact-checking” genre is one of the most reliably dishonest and worthless forms of journalism.
The Washington Post published a fact check this week flunking Republican Sens. Mike Crapo of Idaho and John Kennedy of Louisiana for accurately criticizing the Biden administration’s since-amended proposal to empower the IRS to collect data on all bank accounts that see more than $600 in annual transactions.
This is not a lie or hyperbole. The White House absolutely did propose this.

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Washington Post fact-checker goes to bat for IRS spying proposal

The “fact-checking” genre is one of the most reliably dishonest and worthless forms of journalism.
The Washington Post published a fact check this week flunking Republican Sens. Mike Crapo of Idaho and John Kennedy of Louisiana for accurately criticizing the Biden administration’s since-amended proposal to empower the IRS to collect data on all bank accounts that see more than $600 in annual transactions.
This is not a lie or hyperbole. The White House absolutely did propose this.

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Washington Post fact-checker goes to bat for IRS spying proposal

The “fact-checking” genre is one of the most reliably dishonest and worthless forms of journalism.
The Washington Post published a fact check this week flunking Republican Sens. Mike Crapo of Idaho and John Kennedy of Louisiana for accurately criticizing the Biden administration’s since-amended proposal to empower the IRS to collect data on all bank accounts that see more than $600 in annual transactions.
This is not a lie or hyperbole. The White House absolutely did propose this.

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