Dear Lord, is there nothing that he won’t stoop to?
Now I know this has been coming for a long time. I also happen to think the logic of this decision is absurd: the suggestion that within the EU there was no room for individual country tax policy is one now so long discredited when it is so obvious that tax is used as a form of abuse by so many EU member states (like the Netherlands as revealed in the case of Starbucks, yesterday) that this ruling is absurd in its logic.
But absurd as it is we’ll be giving £5 billion to enrich big business. That’s enough to pay for the UK’s universities, for a year. Or enough to fund a quarter of the whole UK housing and environment budget. Or over one fifth of the transport budget.And it could stop NHS cuts for a year. But we’ll give it to big business instead. And you will lose as a result. Work out the justice in that.
Now that we’ve got the ruling on what both the letter and the spirit of the law are he still wants the tax to be paid even though both the letter and spirit of the law state that it shouldn’t be payable?
Seriously? The law can just go hang because Ritchie says so?
Fuck me, he’s proposing a dictatorship.