This is just so amusing

The EU clearly believes that the UK is planning to be a tax haven. They are already threatening sanctions if this is to happen.

Yesterday a minister had to apologise for attacking civil servants. The idea of a de-politicised civil service that has been key to the British way of government is very obviously under threat.

Just amused is all. As if the EU has a depoliticised civil service?

23 comments on “This is just so amusing

  1. The de-politicised civil service is not under threat. Primarily as a result of the Blair years but started by St Maggie (as a response to the endemic civil service inertia), the civil service is now horribly, largely leftist, political.

    Up here in the frozen north, you seem to have to sacrifice your firstborn at the altar of “independence, by any means, at any cost” to become particularly senior.

    Luckily, I’m a contractor and nobody cares. Although there are sometimes sharp intakes of breath when I let loose with a particularly cutting opinion.

  2. The idea of a de-politicised civil service that has been key to the British way of government is very obviously under threat.

    If only it was de-politicised. It isn’t, and he knows it isn’t.

  3. SE, one of the joys of being a contractor is being able to air unpopular and frank opinions. That, and pointing out the sheer stupidity of uninformed decisions by management. Because a contractor is deemed to be outside the organizational structure, their opinion is held in higher regard than a permanent employee who, generally, isn’t prepared to rock the boat that much.

  4. He believes the civil service is depoliticised! Unfortunately he couldn’t afford the bridge I would otherwise have sold him.

  5. “The EU clearly believes that the UK is planning to be a tax haven. They are already threatening sanctions if this is to happen.”

    The TJN again says Germany is a bigger tax haven than the UK, I assume sanctions against Germany will be forthcoming as well.

  6. The UK civil service adopted Marxist harassment rules in the late 1990’s–ie got rid of the reasonable man test to decide if something was “offensive” and brought in the CM “it’s an offence if he(no-not really–no discrimination protection for white men) / she/it consider themselves offended.

    Marxist subjectivist cockrot.

    Which is why the Senior Civil Service need to be dismissed on masse–well you know the rest.

  7. The UK is particularly egregious in allowing a corporate body with limited liability (the LLP) to operate free of liability to corporation tax.

    Candidly

  8. Quite. It has a civil service consisting of political appointees from the elected governments of the member states.

    Remind me again why that’s more democratic than the British civil service?

  9. Off Topic but, I can’t wait until these chaps are allowed in…..so….vibrant. Our culture will be hugely better.

    “At least five migrants have been shot during a mass brawl between Afghans and Eritreans in the French port city of Calais, local officials say.

    Hundreds of migrants have converged on the area in an attempt to cross the Channel to the UK.”

  10. Andrew C – “Off Topic but, I can’t wait until these chaps are allowed in…..so….vibrant. Our culture will be hugely better.”

    Look on the bright side, perhaps they will be too busy killing each other to get around to us for a little bit longer?

    Also off topic – the British government wants to spend next to nothing on a small amount of equipment for the military. The accountants note we can’t even afford that:

    https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/02/01/auditors-say-britain-cant-afford-its-10-year-defense-equipment-plan/

    Also off topic, and now so far down stream I cannot find it, BiCR was indeed correct and I was wrong – Tom Cruise dances in a fat suit to Ludacris’ “Get Back” and not to Low by Flo Rida.

  11. Why is the EU worried that the UK will become a low tax, low regulation pirate nation. Are they not following any of the decisions taken by our political masters? It would be great, but I struggle to see it happening.

  12. isp,

    Good point. It would be an ideal pantomime for Westminster to agree to not cut taxes & slash the state because they have no intention of doing it anyway.

  13. Mr. Ecks, we all know the rest, but it does our hearts good to read your lovely clear expositions of the proper fates for the monsters who flourish in the Civil Service.

    Keep up the good work, don’t falter.

  14. SMFS, candidly, that’s racist. What have black women done to deserve be stuck in a room with the halfwitted hippo?

  15. Brexit will not happen.

    May is a silly old woman with no principles. She’s been Told by Timothy to act as Thatcher but at the same time to outflank Labour.

    Unfortunately, Timothy is an egocentric arsehole who thinks he’s more intelligent than he is and hasn’t noticed that Labour is now tha Communist Party.

    So May is alienating everyone, but still listening to Timothy.

    The upshot of all my rambling is that May will roll over and dump us all in the shit. Corbyn will win the election after May has left but remained in the EU and whatever he does he can blame on the Tories.

    By the end of Corbyn II we are all dead meat, merely the outpost of Moslem Eorpoe

  16. “Eorpoe” is not a bad typo, but the best one ever was a few days ago, can’t remember where, when some commenter was heaping scorn on “social pogroms”.

    And no doubt when Corbyn is Fuehrer of that small part of Eorpoe called the UK, he will kill you all with social pogroms.

  17. Andrew C asks a smart question about tax havens. Almost every major nation today is a tax haven in some ways (North Korea and a few other thug states excepted). Luxembourg, Ireland and Malta, three EU states, are havens in key ways. Spain, Portugal, the UK, Malta and other places sell passports for investment (arguably a recipe for corruption). The US is hard at it (citizenship by investment program, benign trust structures in Delaware, New Hampshire); the list goes on.

    Richard Murphy wants to create a global tax cartel, a sort of tax OPEC. Good luck with that.

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