Dear Mr Murphy

Julian Cook, an economist at Madeley-Finnegan, said: \”Lord Ashcroft is one of around 60 million people in Britain who want to pay less tax.

\”He does this by hiring an accountant who reduces his tax bill by as much as is legally possible, sends him an invoice and then everyone goes about their day. As you can see it\’s all incredibly evil.\”

7 thoughts on “Dear Mr Murphy”

  1. Is it just me, or is the Daily Mash writing style very much like that of the Devil’s Kitchen?

    The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that DK writes for DM.

  2. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    It is the patriotic duty of all decent people to resist the depradations of the looters.

  3. With regards to leftie squealing about the evilness of tax avoidance, I’ve always viewed it this way:

    The lefties say tax avoidance is defying the will of parliament, but, in this, as in most other things, they are wrong.

    The tax code has to be approved by parliament and thus must be the democratic will of the people, including (and this is an important point) all the bits that let taxpayers claim reductions.

    In other words, it’s not tax avoidance that’s defying the democratic will of parliament, it’s failing to do it that should be condemned.

  4. “No man in the country is under the smallest obligation, moral or other, so to arrange his legal relations to his business or property as to enable the Inland Revenue to put the largest possible shovel in his stores. ”

    Law Lord Clyde, (Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services v Inland Revenue [1929] 14 Tax Cas 754, at 763,764)

  5. The Pedant-General

    Pogo: can someone paint that quote in large letters immediately opposite Richie’s house?

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