” Venezuelan Offices of the `Opposition Party Popular Will’ have been raided to arrest their Founder ”

#AceWorldNews says Venezuelan military intelligence officers are reported to have raided the headquarters of the country’s opposition party, Popular Will.

Several of the party’s officials alleged armed officers arrived at the office, threw tear gas, and attempted to remove several individuals from the premises.

“The intelligence officers arrived and began to harass us,” said party activist Adriangela Ruiz. Security camera footage provided by Popular Will, which has not been independently verified, showed officers entering the party’s offices armed with guns.

Venezuela’s government has issued an arrest warrant for Leopoldo Lopez, Popular Will’s founder, who has been accused by the Maduro administration of inciting violence and acts of terrorism.

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#Kiev : `Ukraine’s Opposition Plans to Picket National Parliament on February 6′

#AceBreakingNews says KIEV, February 05, 23:39 /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s opposition plans to picket the building of the Verkhovna rada (national parliament) on February 6, the press service of the opposition party Batkivshchina (Fatherland) said on Wednesday.

“People will march through the governmental quarters to the parliamentary building demanding changes in the constitution,” the party said in a statement.

Earlier, Andrei Paruby, a lawmaker with the Batkivshchina party and the “commandant of Euromaidan” (the newly coined term referring to ongoing protests and civil unrest in Ukraine, which began on the night of 21 November 2013 in Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan, with very large public protests demanding closer European integration), told the local television Channel 5 that the opposition planned to march through the governmental quarters to the building of the parliament on Thursday morning to stage a picket there.
“The inability to take decisions only augments tension,” he said. “We want prompt decisions and swift actions of Ukraine’s Verkhovna rada.

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New Council Bands Not For The Rich Says Osborne

English: A Western Australia impressed duty st...

English: A Western Australia impressed duty stamp for eleven shillings and three pence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Government has dismissed speculation that new council tax bands will be introduced to recoup more revenue from the wealthiest homeowners. It follows reports the government was considering additional bands for homes valued over £1,1.2,and £2 million. Most papers report that George Osborne is now expected to raise stamp duty in next month’s Autumn Statement to compensate. 

So finally George Osborne gets off the fence the opposition party put him on, and hoists his colours to the main party-line!  Well that took a while but was it worth waiting for? Not really! Same old, same old rhetoric, of protect the wealthy! As one day they may vote us back in as the only party, no coalition this time! And as a way to sweeten the pot, no stamp duty for the rich this time around!

So what do we get instead, oh yes a hidden agenda of raising stamp duty, but for who and at what cost to people’s housing aspirations, not really clear on this either, and l quote! An increase in either stamp duty or capital gains tax are other possibilities if the council tax option is ruled out. Seems pretty certain then we all know what he is going to do in next months budget!

Either way someone will pay, and l would not take bets if, if l were a betting man, it will not be the beleaguered tax payer, ever willing to shoulders this governments, ineptitude!

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