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QUITE RIGHT TOO

By Pete Moore On June 27th, 2019 at 6:50 pm

The Guardian, a notorious far-left propaganda factory with an aggressive tax-avoidance policy for itself, is agog at someone else tax-avoiding.

Starbucks pays £18.3m tax but £348m in dividends

Quite right too. Jolly well done to Starbucks. Those who invest in a firm and make a success from providing people with what they want ought to keep their gains. Every penny lost to the rapacious tax beast is a penny wasted. Dividend income will be reinvested back into Starbucks and many other firms. It will go into capital equipment, it will boost productivity and it will create jobs. It will result in economic growth.

Tax avoidance is good. Tax avoidance is public service.

Yankees vs Red Sox In London

By Phantom On June 27th, 2019 at 1:34 pm

London is one of the great places, a happy town where any of us would be happy to live. It has the best of everything, almost. The one thing that it has never had was sports.

Well all that ends this weekend, when the NY Yankees play the hated Boston Red Sox in two in-season games. London gets put on the sports map at long last.

London Stadium – the house that Judge built. It’s got a ring to it. Play ball.

WELL DONE TO THE POLES AND HUNGARIANS

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Well fancy that. Governments not deliberately harming the wealth and liberty of the people. If only it would catch on. We note that they defy “an EU bid” for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (“dismantling the economy”) just days after the radical Left Tories approved the very same trillion-pound disaster here. I suspect that was at the behest of the EU too.

The longer life goes on in the UK, the more inspiring the examples from Warsaw and Budapest.

IT’S TRUMP’S FAULT AGAIN

By Pete Moore On June 26th, 2019 at 6:53 pm

An El Salvadorian father and his two year old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande. The Left hasn’t been so excited since a Syrian boy drowned in the Med. Yep, showing images of dead children is all the rage again. It’s Trump’s fault of course. A Beto O’Rourke says so. Apparently the president is to blame for a man’s reckless decision to cross the open, undefended southern border, the other end of Mexico from his homeland.

I dunno, maybe put the lid back on the jar. That might quell the temptation to get the goodies.

 

ATW QOTD

By Pete Moore On June 25th, 2019 at 6:47 pm

We’ve observed this in here previously. My emphasis –

Every summer, something curious happens to the men inside Ascot’s Royal Enclosure. Doors and gates are held open for women, hands extended to help us down stairs and top hats doffed in our direction, as though, for that one week a year, young British men have decided to play at being chivalrous vintage gents – before leaving the manners and morning suits in a rumpled pile on the floor at the end of the day. Last Friday, it hit me: they’re playing that part because they’re dressed for it.

Slobs not only make the public space ugly, they lower morals and behaviour.

BDS WILL BOOST BORIS

By Pete Moore On June 25th, 2019 at 6:37 pm

Iain Martin is right. The British media has gone completely mad over Boris Johnson. It’s jolly amusing to see. All displays of hypocrisy are fun.

The cultural gauleiters have spent the decades pushing the boundaries, demonising marriage, affirming “alternative lifestyles” and eradicating God from public life. The same people are now throwing stones at Sinner Boris for his colourful private life. They are scandalised that he’s been married three times, which is the same number of marriages as Jeremy Corbyn, but no-one mentions that.

BoJo doesn’t need any boosting, but this BDS will propel him faster into Downing Street. We British like fair play. We invented it, after all. A witch hunt is distasteful and will only garner him more votes.

BRAVO, REMAINIAC ECO-LOONS

By Pete Moore On June 25th, 2019 at 6:18 pm

HMRC has blamed EU tax laws for the planned rise because they rule out lower VAT rates for energy saving equipment under state aid rules.

The European court of justice ruled in 2015 that energy saving materials should not have been receiving the reduced rate of tax. This led to an increase in VAT for solar systems installed at new-build homes in 2016, but did not affect the majority of houses which would require retrofitting. Those houses will now be affected by the higher rate.

Parliament cannot allow a lower rate of VAT for energy saving equipment. The EU says so. That’s what Remainers call sovereignty in their clown world. So it’s had to nod through a tax rise, “to comply with EU law”. Well done you lot.

Meanwhile, home coal supplies will continue to receive the lower VAT rate.

Ha ha ha ha.

THE DEFINITION OF EXTREMIST

By Pete Moore On June 24th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Conservative grandee Ken Clarke has said he would vote to bring down the next Prime Minister rather than allow a no-deal Brexit to go ahead – as a Government minister claimed “a dozen” Tory MPs could do the same.

The former Chancellor said he would not be willing to back a Tory leader pushing a policy that is “totally incompatible with everything the Conservative party has stood for” over decades.

Mr Clarke also made clear that he would be willing to usher in a government led by Jeremy Corbyn in order to thwart a no-deal Brexit.

Translation: The Father of the House, the former Tory Chancellor (and senior Bilderberger) would rather a pro-terrorist, anti-semitic Marxist as Prime Minister than see democracy upheld and his country again becoming sovereign, independent and self-governing. This is the very definition of “extremist”.

These people are literal fanatics.

RARE GOOD NEWS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

By Pete Moore On June 24th, 2019 at 6:58 pm

Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.

Let’s be honest, we’re all happy about that, eh?

THERE’S A LESSON HERE

By Pete Moore On June 24th, 2019 at 6:52 pm

Some people don’t like being told to vote again.