UK Budget 2010 with Reuters
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With an election looming surelt the labour government will attempt to win over sone disillusioned middle classes with an increase to the stamp duty thresholds. The level of £500,000 attracting 4% is limiting the amount of votes they will get from this sector. In line with inflation a rise is due and now is the time to play fair. Most other taxes rise with inflation so why not this one? It was set at 1% under the conservatives.
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 73 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.