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Just now, woody2 said:

no requirement for a private business to meet a whiny piece of shit mep......

They might as well have painted a bullseye on their office door.....

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8 minutes ago, P.K. said:

They might as well have painted a bullseye on their office door.....

nah.....

more a two fingered salute.......

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2 hours ago, P.K. said:

They might as well have painted a bullseye on their office door.....

I’d say it’s deliberate. It’s only going to create negative press content locally and that guy is clearly a bellend who will shout a bit on Twitter like an angry child and it will be yesterday’s news. But nothing said publicly to the Tax 3 people that is then on record as they didn’t turn up. 

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3 hours ago, woody2 said:

nah.....

more a two fingered salute.......

Yeah. Like we gave HMRC on the first VAT reduction. "There will be no 2nd reassessment". Quote, A. Bell.

Then we got a 2nd.

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Interestingly, it seems the Eu Tax3 Committee published its report, albeit only in draft, almost a fortnight before it had actually visited the IoM.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/tax3/draft-reports.html

Part of their resolution is that the Committee:

"Calls on the Commission and Eurofisc to rapidly conclude their investigations on the Isle of Man’s VAT collection practices on private yachts and aircraft, as revealed by the Paradise papers; and, if necessary, to open infringement procedures;" (3.2. The VAT gap, the fight against VAT fraud and administrative cooperation on VAT. Para 72. Page 15)

Now there's nothing wrong with calling for an investigation to be completed of course. However the "if necessary . . . " part of the resolution seems very odd language to include in a draft when (in the words of IoMG, and seemingly never countered by anyone else) "no evidence has been presented to the Isle of Man by the ICIJ to substantiate any specific cases of abusive VAT avoidance or any wider abusive avoidance structures" and before the Tax3 Committee had even visited the IoM to find out more. One could almost suspect the Committee doesn't actually care much for the facts, or even the law.  We'll see.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Yibble said:

Interestingly, it seems the Eu Tax3 Committee published its report, albeit only in draft, almost a fortnight before it had actually visited the IoM.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/tax3/draft-reports.html

Part of their resolution is that the Committee:

"Calls on the Commission and Eurofisc to rapidly conclude their investigations on the Isle of Man’s VAT collection practices on private yachts and aircraft, as revealed by the Paradise papers; and, if necessary, to open infringement procedures;" (3.2. The VAT gap, the fight against VAT fraud and administrative cooperation on VAT. Para 72. Page 15)

Now there's nothing wrong with calling for an investigation to be completed of course. However the "if necessary . . . " part of the resolution seems very odd language to include in a draft when (in the words of IoMG, and seemingly never countered by anyone else) "no evidence has been presented to the Isle of Man by the ICIJ to substantiate any specific cases of abusive VAT avoidance or any wider abusive avoidance structures" and before the Tax3 Committee had even visited the IoM to find out more. One could almost suspect the Committee doesn't actually care much for the facts, or even the law.  We'll see.

 

 

They've all been to the Margaret Hodge School of Facts are Irrelevant Just Go For The Jugular Approach. 

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55 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

They've all been to the Margaret Hodge School of Facts are Irrelevant Just Go For The Jugular Approach. 

I remember Margaret Hodge (formerly Watson ) when she was an Islington councillor and allegedly saying ,when  an employee (off sick) who couldn't be contacted at home by her line manager  ( because she was attending a medical appointment  ) " If she is well enough to see her doctor she is well enough to come into work".

 

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On 11/27/2018 at 3:13 PM, paswt said:

I remember Margaret Hodge (formerly Watson ) when she was an Islington councillor and allegedly saying ,when  an employee (off sick) who couldn't be contacted at home by her line manager  ( because she was attending a medical appointment  ) " If she is well enough to see her doctor she is well enough to come into work".

 

Not when he was a councillor or indeed a solicitors clerk, but I remember Eddie Teare, when he was Health Minister proclaiming about people who are brought into hospital who had been drinking: "If they can afford the hooch they can afford to pay for their treatment".

(The sentiment has an interesting logic about it, but it just showed him up for the bank clerk level of intellect he had)

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Godfrey Bloom MEP having a go at the hypocritical Tsars of the EU on tax avoidance (sorry it's a Facebook video).....

 

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