So just how much tax did Barclays pay and how much should they have?March 2, 2011 Tim WorstallTax11 CommentsJohn B with an excellent piece. Do read the comments for the wibbling from you know who. previousCompany owned life insurancenextPossibly true but not very useful 11 thoughts on “So just how much tax did Barclays pay and how much should they have?” Noel Scoper March 2, 2011 at 11:27 am I posted this at Ritchie’s place yesterday: “Hi Richard, I think you should do more “tax research” and delve into company reports and figures rather than just regurgitate newspaper articles” As it was deleted I assume he’s not now even bothering looking at a company’s reports himself, just pasting Guardian articles. dearieme March 2, 2011 at 11:46 am Aw, Noel, it’s not “just pasting Guardian articles”. It’s “just pasting articles from the tax-dodging Guardian”. Bilbao boy March 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm Mr. Murphy has no ability to discuss. When faced with an argument which destroys his argument he goes off at a tangent. (see his postings in the link in Tim’s post). He does not discuss. He does not analyse, he has his axe to grind, which as I get to know him seems to be: Corporations are evil They belong to a clique of extremely rich people who are very evil people. Everything they do is evil and self-seeking but with the added intention of hurting the poor and weak We need to curb these people and their instruments. I am a knight in shining armour and everything I do, even when I am wrong is OK because my motives are pure. I am really grateful for the article. I don’t have time to go through all the documentation (and probably would have problems with it if I tried). But the answers are exactly as I expected (or even more transparent). The bank pays its taxes transparently and correctly. End of story. marksany March 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm joyous Jim March 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm I like the way he questions the CGT exemption that Barclays used (SSE presumably), without mentioning that he was asked by the Guardian to vet their own usage of said allowance in 2008, when he gave them a clean bill of health. dearieme March 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm Aw, Jim, etc max March 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm RM has now thrown a strop on LibCon & says he won’t be back. Shame. MatGB March 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm Wot Max said. This may mean the comments threads there will be safer for my sanity. Hey, I might even start posting there again given pretty much all the comments on John’s piece have been positive. He’s still trying to defend his Vodafone position despite everything though. BenSix March 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm He’s got better things to do. Like replacing his worn out enter key. Ross March 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm When I saw that piece I knew without looking that it would end up with Ritchie throwing his toys out the pram. Joseph March 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm RM: “There is no debate with the closed minded” This guy has absolutely no sense of irony. He’s like a slightly faulty robot sent back from a socialist dystopia in the future. Probably also the reason that my obviously sarcastic comment was allowed through his censorship filters: https://www.timworstall.com/2011/02/14/dye-think-he-got-it/ Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.