That would be none thenDecember 19, 2014 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie14 CommentsSixth, the EU needs to deliver the best possible financial transactions tax. previousOn the reappearance of Good KrugmannextOn Russell Brand and tax abuse 14 thoughts on “That would be none then” GlenDorran December 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm Does anyone else find Ritchie’s habit of numbering everything irrationally irritating? Andrew K December 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm Does anyone else find everything that Ritchie does irrationally irritating? The Thought Gang December 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm What’s irrational about it? Andrew K December 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm 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. Bloke in Costa Rica December 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm 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. Ironman December 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm He believes the EU Commission should PRE – BEPS, just a week after condemning George Osborne for pre – emoting and undermining BEPS. Biased? Him? Don Julio December 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm If you won’t let us interfere with things that are working, what are we going to do for a job, Timothy? Hmmmm? Mkayyy? Ironman December 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm “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. Bloke in La Mancha December 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm 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? David December 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm “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. David S Lesperance December 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm 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. Interested December 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm 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. Van_Patten December 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm 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…. GlenDorran December 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm 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.) 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.