Panama Papers: Conservative MP NOT Mentioned!

Mossack Fonseca
Mossack Fonseca – the origin Panama papers.

UK –  With the release of the so called Panama Papers revealed that the great and the good have been hiding their tax affairs in offshore schemes.

In an inversion of the normal state of affairs, members of the Continue reading “Panama Papers: Conservative MP NOT Mentioned!”

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Reform of Local Taxation: A Poisoned Chalice?

The poll tax riot on Saturday, 31 March 1990
The poll tax riot on Saturday, 31 March 1990

UK – It was the vexed question of the reform of the old Rates system that brought down former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Her chosen form of replacement for the rates was called the community charge. A Local taxation that applied to all electors of voting age. Continue reading “Reform of Local Taxation: A Poisoned Chalice?”

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Raping the Taxpayer to Save the Banks! Why?

The Bank of England
The Bank of England

UK – To quote John Redwood “Last autumn, the British Government stepped in with massive cash injections for the banks. A few weeks on, and ministers admit this £487 billion package did not even put the main banks into a condition where they can lend normally, let alone save the world. Continue reading “Raping the Taxpayer to Save the Banks! Why?”

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Lets Bring Back The Gold Standard

Gold Bullion
Gold Bullion

UK – It would be nice when you are short of cash you that you wander down to the shed you had at the bottom of the garden where you had a printing press and print up some banknotes. Well anytime government is short of money government does exactly that and the only difference is that because Continue reading “Lets Bring Back The Gold Standard”

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Gov to Tax FUN

Tessa Jowell
Tessa Jowell

UK – In a desperate attempt to raise funding for the war in Iraq Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, plans to introduce taxes which are to be levied on any public entertainment event.

All events with more than six people that involves using temporary accommodation and Continue reading “Gov to Tax FUN”

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