Vince, get with the program will you?

Mr Cable said it was “completely unacceptable” that companies were gaming the system with a long list of “appalling stories of abuse” emerging every day.

Might be worth actually looking at these stories of \”abuse\”.

You know, checking whether they actually are \”abuse\”. Or just people obeying the law?

9 thoughts on “Vince, get with the program will you?”

  1. With all this talk of suing for defamation, aren’t quite a few of the ‘tax abuse’ lot setting themselves up for a fall? Surely it’s defamatory to claim a law-abiding business is engaging in illegal practices?

  2. If anyone would know about gaming a system and pushing that into illegal activity, it would be an expenses claiming politician.

  3. An MP talks about ‘gaming the system’! The total lack of self awareness is breath taking.
    I take my justified allowances, you game the system and he is a tax cheat.

  4. With all this talk of suing for defamation, aren’t quite a few of the ‘tax abuse’ lot setting themselves up for a fall?

    If I were a large corporation coming under fire for obeying both the letter and the spirit of EU law, like Amazon, I would definitely pay an intern with a law degree (or just a relatively bright workie with a textbook open at ‘defamation’) to go through the whole of the TJN’s output, amongst others.

  5. With all this talk of suing for defamation, aren’t quite a few of the ‘tax abuse’ lot setting themselves up for a fall?

    MP’s have an automatic get-out in that anything reported in parliament cannot be subject to libel in the courts as to do so would be a threat to parliament.

    Maggies outing of Anthony Blunt and John Hemming’s highlighting of injunctions are examples where this was used appropriately.

    However, parliamentary privilege as more usually used to evade transparency, evade justice, silence critics, etc.

    On the whole a mixed bag…

  6. is there the beginning of one ogf those general rules…whatever someone called Bercow says, the opposite must be true?

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