The taxman cometh

! 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.

We all know that the amount of tax we have to pay is criminal but it turns out that the revenue really are a bunch of crooks.

HMRC paid a crook £100,000 for details of 100 British citizens with accounts at Liechtenstein’s biggest private bank.

The records were stolen by an employee who also sold details of 750 German nationals to the German secret service for £3.2m.  The employee, who has been sacked and convicted of fraud, also attempted to sell records to the US, Canada, Australia and France.

What was Liebour’s election slogan a few years back?  Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime?

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Hat-tip: Englishman’s Castle


  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    What are you saying here?

    Should we have televised Accountant Bitch Slapping Tournaments?

    Or should we get tore into the rich parasite off shore bankees?

    Could we do both?

  2. Screaming lunatic. (1 comments) says:

    On another tack, this is awfully reminiscent of the situation during WWII when Jewish exiles’ bank accounts in Switzerland [right next door to Liechtenstein] were seized and the Jewish wealth impounded by the Nazis.

    I would allege that the source was not so much ‘a crook’ as an insider placed there to perform certain duties when called upon, not unlike the stoolie that lost 25 MILLION F*****G British ‘subjects’ ID’s inside their own offices last year, still not retrieved.

    What else have HMRC been up to recently?
    HMRC sets up secret tax system for society elite.

  3. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    The thing is, if this money had been transferred from the UK to Liechtenstein then there would be a very easy-to-follow trail. There will be bank records, there would be a payment of tax made by the bank on behalf of the customer or a waiver signed by the customer promising to pay the tax themselves, there would be money laundering check sheets and a disclosure to the authorities. You can’t transfer vast sums of money from a bank in the UK to a foreign bank without leaving a trail.

    If the money has been earned outside of the UK then local tax would be payable, not UK tax. If the money was earned in Liechtenstein then their local (virtually non-existent) taxes would be payable.

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