Now small businesses are targeted by the taxman
So, according to the Mail, small firms should be exempt from spot checks done on paperwork and according to the rent-a-gob MPs they've lined up, this is unfair, etc etc. What's always fun to remember is that not every "small firm" is going to be some sort of quaint little antique shop run by an adorable old pair of fogeys, and not every "small firm" is going to be doing the decent thing in terms of taxation and rates. In fact, there was a case study done up here in Scotland which pointed out that a lot of small businesses regularly flout rules relating to taxation and staff treatment, and the definition of a "small firm" is highly suspect in some cases. But that doesn't matter to the Mail, does it, which seems to live in some sort of halcyon period of small businesses all being little garages and shops owned by Mr and Mrs Fartsquiggle, etc.
Two little gems. The first is that the MP now most likely to be taking backhanders from the Mail rather than doing her own fucking job - the awful Priti Patel - makes an appearance. I take it then that Priti's run out of things to do in Parliament? Oh, here's a photo. The smug is particularly strong in this photo...
Note that Priti is making that well-known symbol for vagina - or in her case, cunt. I'm sure there'll be another article with a throwaway soundbite from Mrs Patel any time soon.
The second are the comments, in particular one from our dear friend Mike in Thailand. It seems that when he's not busy getting rubdowns from nubile young ladyboys, our Mike - who feels cheated by our Government because he chose to retire and live abroad and thus misses out on pension increases and the such, the lamb - finds various ways to blame the EU. Clearly you've been in the sun for too long, you useless old cretin. And I quote:
Why not start with the EU it has not been audited since it started. There you will find there are many tons of missing paper work (& money).
- Mike, expat English oap paid UK tax for 60 years now cheated out of State , pension increases because I chose to retire & live in Khon Kaen, Thailand., 3/1/2012 2:05