“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Monday, 1 March 2010

Back by popular demand.

Not only popular, but as you can see from the comments on the right, international demand as well. I'm not sure about the Japanese contribution. Why is SEX written in English? Is that an offer of sex if only I will resume blogging? I suspect not. Anyway my technical difficulties seem to be resolved at last and I'm back on the case.
Now, about this Non-Dom malarkey. As I understand it Lord Ashcroft doesn't pay tax anywhere but makes huge contributions to political parties in the certain knowledge that when they come to power politicians will smile benignly on His Lordships business enterprises. In Belize the People's United Party went as far as rewarding Ashcroft's funding of that party by introducing legislation that was advantageous to him. Lets be clear about this. All this talk of money is to some extent a smokescreen. This is not you or me doing a bit of graft "off cards". This is not your normal businessman being advised how to keep his tax to a minimum. This is not even that Bertie Wooster of the environmental movement Zac Goldsmith keeping the family silver offshore. No, this is about one man reinvesting the millions saved in unpaid tax. Reinvesting it in political parties that will in turn pay interest in the form of political power that is undemocratic, undisclosed and difficult to trace. This is the kind of corruption that makes bunging the odd duck house on expenses look like running off your birthday party invites on the office photocopier.

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