Letter in the Telegraph:
Robin Hood was anti-tax
SIR – Bill Nighy (Comment, February 10) supports a “Robin Hood tax” on financial transactions. Transaction taxes are almost always paid, in the end, by consumers – not, as their advocates suppose, by the professionals in the markets.
Robin Hood is supposed to have made a career out of liberating taxes unjustly levied by the Sheriff of Nottingham and returning them to the poor they had been extorted from. To invoke his memory for a plan to tax the public more heavily in order to give politicians more to spray around the world is a little odd.
Apologies, that last crack nicked from someone in the comments here: Brian maybe?