Cruisin’ for a Boozin’

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The European Federation has ruled against a Dutch wine club which tried to get a ruling that they didn’t have to pay duty on fags and booze being imported from another EU member state.

The ruling will disappoint smokers and drinkers alike who woud have been able to order their cigarettes and alcohol at booze cruise prices without having to leave their armchair.  To make up for the lost duty, the British government would have had to put up taxes on other things, spreading the tax burdon around the majority of the population rather than just targetted at smokers and drinkers.

All is not lost for the eurofederalists though – new draft legislation will, if passed, reverse the decision of the European Court of Injustice giving the European Federation the authority to overrule elected national governments when it comes to taxation.

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