On the transactions tax

I\’m happy to play my part in the great Robin Hood Tax
A tax on transactions could turn banks from the pantomime villains of the world economy into its dashing heroes, argues Bill Nighy.

Well, yes Bill.

But you\’re a fucking actor. What in buggery do you know about economics? Or banking?

Nighy attended The John Fisher School, Purley, which he left with two O-levels, and took a job with a magazine as a messenger boy.

Dear Lord Almighty, we\’re taking financial advice from him?

5 comments on “On the transactions tax

  1. Of course, he’s entirely missing the point that what Robin Hood did was to take money which the state had extorted and return it to the productive sector. What he wants to do is to extort money from the productive sector and give it to the state.

    Even if he knows sod all about banking or economics, you’d think he might at least have some familiarity with one of the classic British folk tales.

  2. “…you’d think he might at least have some familiarity with one of the classic British folk tales.”

    You’ve not seen the latest politically-correct BBC version of Robin Hood, then?

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