That would be none then

Sixth, the EU needs to deliver the best possible financial transactions tax.

14 thoughts on “That would be none then”

  1. He is still not allowing my comments up, despite my efforst to assuage his hostility with a cheerful “Murphy old mate” at the start of each one.

  2. Bloke in Costa Rica

    If ever there were a more punchable little tick in all of Christendom than R. Murphy Esq. I have yet to encounter him. Irritating doesn’t begin to cover it.

  3. He believes the EU Commission should PRE – BEPS, just a week after condemning George Osborne for pre – emoting and undermining BEPS. Biased? Him?

  4. If you won’t let us interfere with things that are working, what are we going to do for a job, Timothy? Hmmmm? Mkayyy?

  5. “If you want to avoid austerity it’s ever so simple, hire more tax collectors.”

    This from the man who doesn’t believe the purpose of Tax is to raise revenue and who only believes you need to say it is for political purposes ; not economic. He calls this “duality”. I call it lying and think people who deliberately lie to the public cannot possibly actually believe in society.

  6. If you want to avoid austerity it’s ever so simple, hire more tax collectors.

    Wow! He really said that, and in those very words. I assumed Ironman was paraphrasing for effect, but not so.

    And he (I mean Murphy) calls himself a Christian. Has he not read the Gospel of St Matthew?

  7. “If you want to avoid austerity it’s ever so simple, hire more tax collectors.”
    That is because he thinks the more tax we pay the richer we become – despite Gordon Brown proving this wrong.

  8. Imagine my horror when leafing through my monthly indulgence of pop culture (Vanity Fair) to find our friend Murph quoted as a well known tax commentator in an article on Tony Blair. After spewing my coffee all over the page, I would have cancelled my subscription, except I always buy it off the newsstand.

    Ah the benefits of self promotion.

  9. BICR

    ‘If ever there were a more punchable little tick in all of Christendom than R. Murphy Esq.’

    He’d be somewhere in my top thousand.

  10. What’s disturbing is that Bloomberg or Newsweek find him worthy of airtime rather than some lunatic fringe crank – the man is an insufferable imbecile whose ignorance and total lack of self – awareness is boundless….

  11. Incidentally Tim:

    We’ve rightly spent the last few days praising SQ2, but can I also say that your Forbes piece today on Indonesian tin mining was excellent. A different tone of article, but equally deserving of being shared widely.

    (I didn’t leave a comment over at Forbes because I hate the site’s layout and can’t face trying to register to make a comment. I only persevere with it to read you and Frances Coppola.)

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