EU Declares War On The Wurzels

Let’s be honest, The Worzels are Britain’s greatest band. And in a country that gave the world The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Jam, Oasis, The Spice Girls and (ahem) Screaming Lord Stuch and the Savages, that probably makes them the greatest ban in The Universe.

They have done nothing to warrant this attack from the Brieaucratic Dictatorship in Brussels.

It is probably the most outrageous attack the Euronazis have launched against the British way of life yet. They are trying to stop The Worzels playing gigs (well we all know the Wurzels can’t work without a jar or two of cider. Join the resistance now.

EU Holds Cider Drinkers Over A Barrel

The latest diktat from the European Union is a sobering example of the Eurocrats’ willingness to drown small businesses in Britain in a sea of red tape. By introducing a tax on British cider producers, Brussels is not only attacking the manufacturers, but the majority of British adults who enjoy cider, as well as scrumpy.

Currently the British government exempts cider producers who manufacture less than 12,000 pints a year from paying tax, in order to boost the growth of small scale businesses in the industry. This amounts to around 80 percent of cider producers. However, the European Commission has now ruled this tax exemption is unlawful as all alcohol in the EU must be subjected to taxation. (News source)


Dink Up Thy Cider And Poorer We Will Be (image source)

Tony Benn’s inheritance tax dodge – another leftie hyocrite exposed

Pipe smoking, tax dodging Marxist Tony Benn

Remember the patron saint of loony lefties, Saint Anthony of Wedgewood – Benn, previously known as Viscount Stansgate? Agreeable sort of bloke, pip smokers, great speaker, utterly daft opinions as one would expect from an aristocrat who is so deluded he thinks he understands the working class?

Got him now? …………….. Yeah, he was the one who was ever so keen on redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor, evertbody’s wealth ……………….except his own it turns out.

One think all lefties have in common is their hypocrisy, or if you are one of those people who thinks psychobabble is intelligent, their cognitive dissonance.

You see for all his screeching about how the evil rich should be taxed to penury and legal tax avoidance techniques should be criminalized with the death penalty automatically imposed on anyone guilty of being accused, Benn was no slouch when it came to protecting his own modest fortune from the taxman.

Not that I would blame anyone for using legal means to minimise their tax liability, its the hypocrisy of the wealthy Labour supporters I can’t stand.

from Yahoo finance:

A stalwart of the left, Tony Benn was a critic of tax avoidance measures. As an owner of expensive properties in London and the south of England, it seemed inevitable after his death in March that his family would face a hefty inheritance tax bill.

But now publication of the details of his will coupled with records held by the Land Registry suggests he took practical steps more than a decade ago to reduce the impact of this tax on his heirs.

After the death of his wife in 2000 , the couple’s children appear to have taken on part ownership of the family home, a valuable property in Holland Park, west London. This suggests that some planning had taken place to ensure the children inherited directly from their mother, as opposed to the more normal course of events where the first spouse to die leaves everything to the other, who in turn bequeaths everything to the children on his or her own death.

This latter course is especially the norm when the surviving spouse continues to live on in the property. Mr Benn sold the house only in 2011.

How did the transfer of ownership cut the family’s tax bill?

Assuming the couple owned their assets in equal parts, by giving away her share of the property straight to her children or other heirs, rather than her husband, Mrs Benn would make use of her own, personal tax threshold. In 2000 this was £234,000 per person (today it is £325,000).

If she had simply bequeathed her share to her husband no tax would have been payable by him, as assets passing between married couples are exempt. But, crucially, he would have had more assets to bequeath to his children at his own future death and the benefit of his wife’s personal IHT allowance would have been lost. More tax in total would have been paid.

Read full article and read how you too can dodge death tax legally:

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BBC – National Treasure To Police State Thugs

Yesterday I blogged about the BBC and the nasty, evil suveillance tactics those radib Stalinists are using to track down licence dodger. Now British people will know the Television Licence has become the most pernicious and hated tax levied since Wat Tyler and his lads were forced to take up pitchforks and cudgels and march on London in protest at the poll tax. The switch from being a well loved national treasure happened since the BBC ceased to be a publicly funded television channel whose Royal Charter insisted it be politically impartial and instead became a branch of the Labour Party public relations office.

Apart from a few deluded lefties who would support the internment in gulags mental hospitals of anyone who disagrees with the cultural Marxism agenda and who try to insist the BBC is run by the Conservative Party (left wing paranoia is almost as funny as left wing out-of-touch-with-realityism),everyone knew the BBC had been using police state tactics of lying, threats and imposing draconian punishments on licence dodgers for years. I covered the big lie of the Television Detector Vans and their ‘secret technology’ yesterday.

Serendiptitiously the topic came up in a comment thread on an entirely unrelated article this morning. I have posted an extract from the comments covering the relevant points below, You can see the original article here:

The problem with Owen Jones…

BRETBART COMMENT THREAD:

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Axiom • 4 hours ago

I don’t really know who this Jones his, but if he is famous for appearing on the BBC’s political programmes I wouldn’t. I stopped watching any BBC political programme as the bias is so great to the left I burst a blood vessel in frustration. The sooner the BBC licence fee is scrapped the better.

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Will Axiom • 4 hours ago

BBC Licence fee you say? What’s that?
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Ripsnorter Will • 2 hours ago

Come here, Will my lad, make yourself comfortable on great granddad’s knee, don’t worry, we’ll leave the door open so great grandnan can still see us, and I’ll tell you about something from long, long, long ago when I was your age, it was called the BBC Licence Fee…
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Will Ripsnorter • 2 hours ago

Grandad, did they really have magic vans that could pinpoint your location and determine whether or not you were watching telly?
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Catweazle666 Will • an hour ago

“Grandad, did they really have magic vans…”

No.

They had dummy vans with false aerials on the roof that they used to con the credulous, and when they finally managed to obtain some that could pick up the scan frequency of the CRT coils they were not particularly accurate and arrived just in time to be thwarted by the new flat panel TVs which didn’t have CRTs.
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Only an authority loving, bourgeois middle class leftie could be unaware that the BBC admitted some time back they had been lying about the detector vans and the ‘secret technology’ was a bloke with a clipboard, a biro and a database report printout.

Facebook pays zero tax again as government announces clampdown on benefit fraud

Daily Stirrer finance expert looks at the latest tax avoidance scandal involving a billion dollar turnover corporation getting a free pass and a handout from the taxman on the same day as The Department Of Work and Pensions announces another crackdown on benefit fraud.

He wonders why the governments financial agencies are always to eager to go after small time tax avoidance (which is not actually illegal) and benefit fraud and yet year after year turn a blind eye to the blatant criminality of global corporations in their tax evasion techniques.

Corporate plundering of the UK purse has to stop – Facebook pays zero tax again

I’m no fan of the Royal Family but – Two Words

Saw a post today on Hang The Bankers Blog that, while i have no objection to what the guy is saying I think he is simply not seeing the bigger picture.

He writes:
Look at the photograph (of Phil The Greek). This picture will fill Millions of Brits with pride, nostalgia and patronism. Women, old and young will inevitably coo. Men, no doubt with a look of steely determination on their faces will give a quick nod at the photo and say to themselves; “Yes mate, you know”. I look at it and want to wring the hypocrites scrawny neck. The mere sight of him makes me want to puke.

You will not spot a single tear in this abomination’s eye. And for the Daily Mail newspaper and no doubt the vast majority of others to even suggest it, is tantamount to fraud. Worse still, it officially costs the tax payer nearly half a million pound a year to view propaganda like this. Unofficially, the true cost is in the millions.

You have no idea how hard I find it to write about The Duck of Edinburgh and his family of parasitic in-breeds without descending into a torrent of foul mouthed abuse. Continue reading:

Well yes, as I said I’m no fan but his argument can be totally demolished in two words …

President Thatcher

or alternatively

President Blair

If you know what I mean.

Soon You Will Be Able To Give All Your Money To The EU … or face the consequences

gold - portable property Easily concealed portable property (source Blogspot Commons)

I should have come as no surprise to learn the German government has approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks across Europe.

Boggart Blog warned at the time of the Cyprus bail out bank snatch that Germany was behind the confiscation of ten percent of deposit balances from accounts held in Cyprus banks. We learned at the time from contacts in The City that Germany and the Euronazis of the Brussels Bureaucratiic Dictatorship saw the Cyprus exercise as a trial run for the time when, inevitably, the ridiculous single currency system dragged down the large, solvent economies of northern Europe to the economic basket case status of the PIIGS nations (I predict a cypRiot) and it became necessary to impose a similar levy or savings tax across the Eurozone.

That time is not here yet, not quite. but Germany has a reputation for forward planning so we can be sure they see a time when citizens of the Eurozone are required to compensate the German central bank for the money it spends propping up lazy and incompetent ruling elites in the Eurozone nations just like the citizens and residents of Cyprus were required to.

As WSJ reports, Germany’s cabinet Wednesday approved plans to force creditors into propping up struggling banks beginning in 2015, one year earlier than required under European-wide plans that set rules for failing financial institutions.

The new bail-in rules are part of a package of German legislation on the European banking union–an ambitious project to centralize bank supervision in the euro zone and, when banks fail, to organize their rescue or winding-up at a European level.

Germany “leads the way” in Europe by implementing European rules quickly and “creates instruments that allow the winding-down of big systemically relevant institutions without putting the financial stability at risk.”

What this means is that taxpayers (theoretically) will not be on the hook (though in reality we are sure the mutually assured destruction defense will be played – especially if Deutsche runs into problems) but as German authorities explain, “This ensures that in times of crisis mainly owners and creditors will contribute to solving the crisis, and not taxpayers.” As a gentle reminder – creditors includes depositors…

Unfortunately not everyone’s buying the no-taxpayer-impact concept (remember Cyprus?) We certainly aren’t. going to be a busy time converting cash into easily concealed portable property, preferably gold (hard, shiny gold, definitely not ‘gold funds’ or ‘gold derivatives’) as that looks like being the de facto reserve currency soon.

And those of you who were recently wailing and gnashing teeth about UKIP’s alleged racism, we’ll let the Eurorats know you are so keen on their totalitarian single European superstate agenda you want to donate 100% of your saving to the cause of global fascism.

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How Prostitutes And Drug Pushers Are Driving Economic Recovery

prostitutes boost gdp Entrepreneurs working to boost GDP (source)

Back in May Italy started a trend by announcing a plan to “boost” its GDP figures through the simple expedient of adding the estimated impact of cocaine and hookers.

(A note to the economically illiterate here, NB Ed Balls, Vince Cable, George Osborne and that bloke who looks like Scooter from the muppets – GDP is not a measure of how well an economy is doing but only of how much money is churning around in it. This is where post Keynesean economics fails, economists are so thick that can believe that by raising taxes to produce £300million revenue, importing a million immigrants and paying then £300 a wee in benefits actually grows the economy by £600million a week.)

Riding on the back of this pros, pimps and pushers economic gimmick to make the economy look better Britain, the – ahem – most successful economy in Europe at the moment – ahem – has decided to get in on the act. The Office for National Statistics will in future also include the “contribution” made by prostitutes, pimps and drug pushers to make its GDP look a little stronger. Really, I wasn’t aware prozzers and pushers had started registering with the Revenue and charging VAT. And as we are talking of Value Added Tax, in the case of commercial sex surely the value is added by the punter and not the vendor after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

According to The Guardian “for the first time official statisticians are measuring the value to the UK economy of sex work and drug dealing – and they have discovered these unsavoury hidden-economy trades make roughly the same contribution as farming – and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together.”

How big of a “contribution” does ONS expect the good, old fashoned “vice” make to that Holy Grail of irrelevant economic statistics, the GDP then? I wan’te Here are some quotes from ONS documents:

Illegal drugs and prostitution boosted the economy by £9.7bn – equal to 0.7% of gross domestic product – in 2009, according to the ONS’s first official estimate. A breakdown of the data shows sex work generated £5.3bn for the economy that year, with another £4.4bn lift from a combination of cannabis, heroin, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines.

Did you spot the problem? Since one can’t report on a tax return that the source of income is have paid sex or selling illegal drugs, the ONS has to to estimate the economic contribution by these illegal professions. This is how it has gone about doing it:

According to the estimates there were 60,879 prostitutes in the UK in 2009, who had an average of 25 clients per week – each paying on average £67.16 per visit.

Really, £67.16? Do prostitutes use per second billing like phone companies?

So complex are the billing methods of those who trade illegally (whatever happened to the cavalier approach to accounting displayed in “The Ling Good Friday” expressed in the line “Give ’em a grand for the inconvenience.”) an excel spreadsheet model has now been created to calculate the hypothetical GDP boost to the nation is. Making things even more surreal, and confirming the GDP calculation is officially a statistical joke, here is how drugs are accounted for:

The statisticians reckon there were 2.2 million cannabis users in the UK in 2009, toking their way through weed worth more than £1.2bn. They calculate that half of that was home-grown – costing £154m in heat, light and “raw materials” to produce

The models will need updating constantly, sex and drugs being about the only truly free market activity, cost and prices vary constantly according to supply and demand. The ONS says:

“Our agents will work in the coming months to bring the data more up to date. The figures will then be included in the broad category of household spending on “miscellaneous goods and services” alongside life insurance, personal care products and post office charges.”

It is unclear if the ONS will pay for its agents to conduct due diligence in various brothels, or alternatively conduct “inhouse” sessions at the headquarters. What is clear is that quite soon the largest marginal provider of “growth” not just in Britain but all of Europe will be illegal activities:

Alan Clarke, a UK economist at Scotiabank, said that although the government would not feel the benefit of illegal work in terms of income tax take, there would be a spending boost. “A drug dealer or prostitute won’t necessarily pay tax on that £10bn, but the government will get tax receipts when they spend their income on a pimped up car or bling phone.”

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A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

The title is from the novel The Godfather but was not used in the film.

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While the propaganda (and it is propaganda) about the E U economic recovery is starting to sound like a spinal Tap gig where the amps are turned up to eleven, what is going on behind the scenes suggests what is really happening is the opposite of recovery. In fact the latest moves in finncial markets tell us Europe is introducing a regime of capital controls.

from Zero Hedge

“Today we learned that Italy has just ordered banks to withhold a 20% tax on all inbound wire transfers: a decree which on top of everything will apply retroactively to February 1. As Il Sole reports, “the deductions will be automatic (unless prior request for exclusion), and then it will be up to the taxpayer to prove that the money is not in the nature of compensation “income.” In other words, as of this moment, but really starting two weeks ago, all Italians are money launderers unless proven innocent.”

In effect Italy has enforce a stealth withholding tax on all inbound money Il Sole says:

“The mechanism that provides a primary role to the bank official that is to receive the declaration of the taxpayer and evaluate it. In any case, you make the deduction or not, the name of the recipient will be reported by the bank Revenue Agency. And the taxpayer has until February 28 of the year following the year of the deduction to attest to the improper application of withholding tax to the bank and ask for a refund.”

Naturally the result will be that more Italians – the seriously wealthy ones – will open bank accounts either in other Eurozone nations that have not enacted punitive measures against those who earn money abroad to the benefit of the economy, or in such tax havens as Singapore now that Switzerland’s main business model for centuries has been destroyed. The end result will be even less capital inflows into Italy – just the opposite of what the desperate Italian government is trying to achieve but don’t bureaucrats always achieve the opposite of what they are trying to do.

But that is a problem for the next Italian government (taking office this week) and the one promptly replacing it (by mid March). Meanwhile, in these meritocratic times, let’s all pretend Europe is fixed because the statistics published by Brussels say it is, even as the Euronazis prepares for the final solution to the Eurozone economic crisis; the confiscation of citizens savings.

Sometime – just sometimes mind – you’ve got to love the taxman

Mostly taxmen are a breed apart, the sociopathic spawn of medieval witch finders and Nazi concentration camp guards. Sometimes though, you just want to give them a big hug. like today for instance:

France’s tax authorities have launched a 1 billion euro tax claim against evil empire technology giant Google, it was reported today.

It follows French financial inspectors searching the Paris offices of the internet and turn-you-into-a-cyborg technology giant in June 2011 as it investigated their accounting.

Google has reduced the amount of tax it pays in France by channelling its revenue through a Dutch-registered intermediary and then to a Bermuda-registered holding, Google Ireland Limited, before reporting it in low-tax Ireland.

France is currently one of the highest taxed countries in the world, with the top rate of income tax standing at 75 per cent and the socialist regime decided Google’s tax avoidance tactics just weren’t Le Criquet.

I’d like to think it is also retribution for Google’s chairman Gauleiter Erik Schmidt saying the company should not have to pay tax on profits in fact governments should bung Google money for the benefit they bring to society by suppressing free speech and perverting search results.

Twats.

There Will Be No Escape From Nazi Taxes

How many times and in how many different ways have I told you that all the Carbon Dioxide Is Making The Sky Fall Down pseudo-science bullshit was just a ruse to persuade us through fear and panic that we must accept punitive taxes on fuel. Lost count? Well tough, I’m going to tell you again.

The state government of Washington State, USA took a step closer to taxing drivers on the state’s roads by the mile. If they eventually push the legislation through they will be the first authority in the free world to successfully implement the Blair / Brown New Labour wet dream policy of monitoring all car journeys and taxing drivers by the mile.

Washington State lawmakers ludicrously claim tax-per-mile needed to offset prevalence of fuel-efficient cars. So get this right. For years the authorities have been telling us to drive more fuel efficient cars because it was necessary to cut CO2 emissions to save the planet from climate change related catastrophes.

And the world responded, not to the fearmongering, but to the price taxation had raised our fuel to. Car companies responded by building more efficient engines and drivers responded by buying smaller cars.

And now what are the authorities saying? They are telling us, “You evil bastards are not contributing enough tax. We did not intend for you to reduce fuel consumption, we intended to make you feel guilty about destroying the planet so you would not complain about high taxes. Well, selfish bastards, we are not going to let you be us, we are THE POWER and you will obey. If you will not pay the tax for using fuel, we will find ways of taxing you for not using fuel.

from Infowars
January 31, 2014
Lawmakers in Washington state are edging closer to implementing a new system that would monitor and tax drivers based on miles driven, under a new highway funding proposal.
Lawmakers claim tax-per-mile needed due to prevalence of fuel-efficient cars.

The Washington State Transportation Commission says the motor fuel tax, which currently pays for 76% of transportation investments, is unsustainable “over the long term.”

Infowars: Washington State edges closer -to charging drivers by the mile