A potato is slowly roasting in anger

Powers given to the taxman to clamp down on tax evasion and avoidance are “undermining access to justice”, an influential group of Lords has claimed.

But, but, how can HMRC have too many powers? The criticism wouldn’t happen if the Spud had got vermine.

5 thoughts on “A potato is slowly roasting in anger”

  1. So their Lordships issue a report critical of the powers given to the taxman by… Parliament, including their Lordships.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    The article I read said that HMRC had abused the power it has been given, which sounds about right.

    HMRC asks for new powers, Parliament grants them and doesn’t provide adequate oversight, HMRC then abuses those powers.

    Who would’ve thought that would happen?

  3. No doubt the retort would be that the problem with HMRC is due to a certain tax expert not being invited to become an officer on its management board

  4. Not unlike Herr Murphy, it appears the Lords don’t understand the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance.

  5. What a stunning coincidence just ahead of Brexit agreement vote the EU advocate general announces that he believes that U.K. could unilaterally withdraw Article 50 notice and stay in EU if they wanted.
    Referendum 2.0 the stitch up looking increasingly more likely

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