The good and the bad

This is a multi-university project. I will from 1 November be working on this for half my time, paid by City. It will not involve me in any new teaching obligations.

If, as we expect, another EU funded project is approved shortly then I will be working full time at City from that date: I will provide more information on this project when the paperwork is all concluded. Whatever happens I will find my self predominantly engaged in an employment for the first time in 32 years.

Now we’re stuck with paying his wages.

Now he’s going to have to pay income tax properly.

Well, assuming he doesn’t just go back to using a personal services company…..

22 thoughts on “The good and the bad”

  1. I thought all EU funded projects which include UK researchers had come to a screeching stop.

    Surely all those ‘academics’ haven’t been lying to us?

  2. Fuck me. An EU grant.

    I knew there were good reasons to leave the EU.

    Part of it is measuring the tax gap. What happens, I wonder, when Murphy puts his usual absurd spin on the tax gap and it gets ripped to shreds by analysis?

  3. City really is becoming the 38Degrees of the academic world, isn’t? A circle-jerk of bien-pensant lefties pretending to be politically neutral

  4. …a multi university project…

    Which means he will have plenty of continental noses to put out of joint if the EU funding comes through.

    With a shred of self-knowledge he would realise that a man who is always right has no need of, or ability to work with, a team.

    The University of Utrecht will soon be lobbying hard for Article 50 to be invoked pronto.

  5. I wonder…….if Murphy’s funds from the unions have dried up?

    They generally support Corbyn and he has been a venomous critic of Corbyn of late.

    Bit of a kick in the guts, though, to think that our taxes will be paying that fat fucker’s wages.

  6. Richard:

    apparently nothing to worry about on that score. The stream of ex cathedra drivel will continue to flow as before.

    Phew.

  7. Not ‘myself’ but ‘my self’. That has a very distinct meaning, he is assigning a complete seperate existance to his ego. If his self is off doing this project, what’s his body doing?

  8. Got to be a good thing, no? The more people who have to interact with RM on a professional basis, the more who want to punch his lights out. After he’s abused some of the fellow members of the project on his blog (as he undoubtedly will, perhaps encouraged by some friendly visitors from here…………….) its all going to go Pete Tong for our Prof pretty quickly.

  9. FFS…the fat fecker has just posted on North Sea oil revenues and taxes. Does anyone have the patience to determine whether he says anything sensible. It just looks like the usual bollocks to me.

  10. At a quick glance, it looks as if the report is a mass of contorted and distorted reasoning and mis-related comparisons, added to ignorance of tax accounting. I bet Murph wrote it.

  11. He appears to be wondering why oil companies are not paying a profit tax on crude production in a notoriously high-cost region following the collapse of the oil price.

  12. @Diogenes – just taking a quick look. After a cursory skim both his article and the agitprop article it’s based on are hilariously awful

  13. I suspect one of the reasons the LHTD chooses to approve of it so strongly is that he and his *balls* number of £120bn of “uncollected tax” number appear are quoted in it.

    “Here’s a report quoting me which agrees with what I say and doesn’t question my specious logic. Therefore it is a Very Good Report”

  14. COFFERS? The Murphatollah’s will certainly be filled: he’s on the university gravy train. But, with his inability to cope with disagreement, my guess is he won’t last long in this ‘project’.

  15. These sort of projects the other people involved may well sideline him, but he won’t be kicked off and will continue to just collect his fee for doing nothing.

  16. ‘He appears to be wondering why oil companies are not paying a profit tax on crude production in a notoriously high-cost region following the collapse of the oil price.’

    Interestingly, Faroe Petroleum is taking advantage of the downturn and buying high quality assets from debt-laden rivals with a break even oil price of $19. Maybe there’s life in the North Sea yet?

  17. Interestingly, Faroe Petroleum is taking advantage of the downturn and buying high quality assets from debt-laden rivals

    That I can believe.

    with a break even oil price of $19.

    That I can’t.

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