Ritchie is a card, eh?

I am aware that it is currently being argued that this is the inevitable consequence of EU rules on the right to incorporate wherever a company wishes in support of the free movement of capital throughout the 27 countries. Now, whilst I agree that this right is embedded in EU law, I think it is quite untrue to say that the right to abuse the tax base of any country is also inherent in that right.

Unwilling even to name the person making the argument.

You know, me.

6 thoughts on “Ritchie is a card, eh?”

  1. oh, tsk, don’t be silly. The Sage of Wandsworth doesn’t need to dignify you with a name or even acknowledge your existence. Not, obviously, the only instance of his ability to wilfully refuse to admit the pettifogging actual facts that get in the way of his epically ill-informed grandstanding.

  2. More “My view is the correct one because I am right no matter what even if the law and facts say otherwise”. A very dangerous view to take.

    Saner people will argue their point of view, but at least acknowledge when they are wrong.

  3. “My view is the correct one because I am right no matter what even if the law and facts say otherwise”
    I daresay one or two of the people who have ended up in charge of a country have said the same thing. Not necessarily the people we want to follow…

  4. He’s a four letter word starting with ‘c’. Not sure it’s ‘card’, mind.

    I think it was Auberon Waugh who heaped scorn on this sort of de-haut-en-bas construction. “It has been brought to my attention that…”, “I am informed that…”, etc.. Apparently it was a favourite of Grocer Heath. And he was a complete card, too.

  5. “Now, whilst I agree that this right is embedded in EU law, I think it is quite untrue to say that the right to abuse the tax base of any country is also inherent in that right.”

    Actually he is correct. Just not in the way that he thinks. Because the right embedded in the EU law means that YOU ARE NOT ABUSING THE TAX BASE OF ANY COUNTRY. Full stop. You just aren’t. If that country is a member of the EU, it has signed up to that single market and it has signed up to that single incorporation thing.

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