Interesting to note that the British Government is leading a charge against tax evasion by signing the UK up to an “information exchange agreement” with a few other European nations. The Chancellor of the Exchequer signed the agreement yesterday. The intention is to be able to glean information about us from our banks to ensure that we don’t rob the Government.
Meantime, at the end of 2014, when she stands down from her very, very, very important job (obviously so; look at the length of her job title, FFS), Baroness Ashton of Upholland, ‘The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy’ will receive a cool £400,000 for 3 years for doing, er, bugger all (see link below).
Now, that’s just one of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of examples, large and small, of the 21st century political elite deciding that it’s OK to rob (there’s that word again) citizens to fund politicians’ warped lifestyles. Is it any wonder, therefore, if some folk feel moved to evade paying tax?
Over the past decade or so the political class has launched an economic war on ordinary people. What weapons do ordinary citizens have to fight back other than to make it as extraordinarily difficult as possible for the politicians to relieve them of their own hard-earned wealth? I’m not advocating tax evasion here; I’m just saying.
People like Ashton are really no more than parasitical nonentities (big job title; non-job). I doubt whether she gives a toss about the legality of taking your money and mine for doing nothing herself. Normally that’s considered to be theft – which is illegal. Just like, er, tax evasion.
Like I said, there’s a war on. Osborne’s actions yesterday, reported in the article below, simply prove my point.
Meantime, over at ‘The Slog’ (second link below), John Ward makes similar observations about governments’ increasing desperation to raise taxes. Brace yourself to get a whole lot poorer over the coming years. Not unless you’re Baroness Upholland, of course.
‘Baroness Ashton will be paid £400,000 by the EU to do nothing’: http://tinyurl.com/c8ymyjo
‘An acceleration of desperation as the sovereigns join forces’: http://tinyurl.com/cm8ptym