Joan's Half Million
What I cannot fathom is how you get to live in subsidised council housing and have 520k to leave in your will
These things happen:
Apparently she may have amassed it through a bit of nifty share dealing.
Showing off the best side of all three major parties – reptilian greed and utterly cynical opportunism.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Why would anyone voluntarily give their money to the government? it’s beyond belief. You pay all your life and then when you die you agree to gift it to them as well? What’s she suffering from some mental health issues?
I’d rather the money went to someone who would do something useful and valuable with it.
by the way. Do not, under any circumstances, search for ‘luckiest guy in the world’ at work on google images with safe search turned off.Posted 4 years ago
A single lady never married ex nurse recently died in Bristol leaving £520k in her will “to the government” the Tories decided that mean £420k for them and £100k to Lib Dems. After predictable up roar that government didn’t mean political party Lib Dems have given their money back. Labour have started a campaign as to what to do withJoans Half Million
So what’s the view here as to what to do with the money ?
Mine is simple, she had been living in a 3 bed council house for most of her life so that £500k should go to providing more council houses for people that actually need them. What I cannot fathom is how you get to live in subsidised council housing and have 520k to leave in your will. We have all this outrage at “bed room tax” when we have single pensioners with £500k living in 3 bed council housesPosted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I think the fact they chose to distribute amongst themselves for party political gains tells you everything youo need to know about our current government.
Its a pity we haven’t got any worthy opposition we can believe in to vote for. As far as I’m concerned we are ruled by our own apathy (and Europe).Posted 4 years agooldblokeMember
apparently the will had been seen by the treasury solicitors and the attorney generals office
besides which youd think that upon receiving half a million quid someone might think to check that it was all above board
That sounds like they did check and took it after that guidance. That they felt the need to do that rather than take the ambiguity as a signal to pass it straight to the Treasury is the grubby part.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Great big media s**t storm really. It was the executors of the said estate who contacted the government to let them know the money was on its way.
The government found this surprising and did check it out with the executors who said this was definitely ok and they’d send the money on.
The press get hold of it and make out this old lady was being robbed etc…
Not one to defend the ConDems usually but in this case I can’t really see what they did wrong…Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
You do understand the difference between the government and a political party?
The solicitor acting on behalf of the lady concerned said on the Beeb today said that they checked with the lady before she died, and were quite clear that she intended the money to go to whichever party was in power, not ‘the government.’Posted 4 years ago
Of course, the Daily Wail really made a meal of it.
And I wonder what Labour would have done if they’d been the party of government …
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