Posts tagged ‘tax’

April 14, 2013

Who Deserves Military Honours?

CEREMONIAL PROCESSION ENTERS WHITEHALL

Queen Mother’s funeral

Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will receive military honour for her funeral and this has caused great concern amongst some, especially (apparently) from Buckingham Palace.

That there seems to be huffing and puffing about an extraordinary Brit receiving military honours usually reserved for Royalty is astonishing.  Margaret Thatcher did far more for her country than the Queen Mother and Princess Diana

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January 31, 2013

The New Freedom Fries

LV LUGGAGE

The new Freedom Fries are wealthy French people fleeing their beloved country for tax havens in order to dodge the rising rates of income tax implemented by President François Hollande.

LVMH owner, Bernard Arnault became a Belgian citizen this month. 

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May 29, 2012

Do As I Say…

Some people say bad things happen in 3s and it would certainly seem so for IMF Head, Christine Lagarde this week.

First, she told the Greeks off for not paying taxes then she compared the IMF to a payday loan company and finally it has been drawn to the attention of the public that in fact Christine Lagarde does not pay tax in her current role even though she earns more than the President of the United States (who does have to pay tax).

The most disturbing and telling of these three things

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November 21, 2011

Germany Opens Old Wounds

In recent weeks Germany’s decision to tax Belgian pensioners and widows that receive pensions has been implemented leaving them understandably upset.  This is not least because they were former slave labourers forced to work for Germany during the war and the pension was meant to provide compensation.

Some of these pensioners are in their 80s and suffered years of trauma once they returned home.  The rate of tax Germany wants to charge

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