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So is this moral then Mr Gauke?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18964640

 

How about counterfeiting on a mass scale?  How about using violent coercion to extract monies from people in the form of income tax or consumption taxes?  How about banning certain behaviours on the basis of scanty evidence because it conforms to your own personal prejudice? How about banning free speech and jailing people because they use words you don’t like? How about making formally lawful products illegal again on the basis of prejudice? How about building insane boondoggles whilst letting actual power generation go to rack and ruin? How about promising votes on membership of corrupt supra-national organisations but then thinking, nah?  How about declaring war on people on the basis of lies and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people?

 

Yes Dave.  You’re the man to give me lessons on morality.

9 Comments

  1. john in cheshire says:

    These people need to ridiculed mercilessly. Then investigated for their moral behaviour. Then ignored.

  2. John Galt says:

    As mentioned at another place, I hope this comes back to haunt Mr. Gauke and the other just like “Back to Basics” did for John Major.

    Remember – An MP paying their nanny in cash to avoid Income Tax, Employees NI and especially Employers NI is also morally wrong.

    Think upon that Mr. Gauke and colleagues? Because there is no doubt that the ferrets of the national press will have been released to discover the depth of your hypocritical behavior.

  3. NickM says:

    jic,
    All your suggestions duly noted and agreed with. But the one that matters is ignoring them. You could stick them in the stocks and chuck rotten vegetables at them but at least they would be being noticed! But ignoring them! It’s like chucking water over the wicked witch.

  4. Andrew Duffin says:

    More to the point, David Gauke is married to a tax-avoidance lawyer and has claimed back £11k in stamp duty on his second home, while also clocking up £120k a year in expenses including travel to his constituency from Westminster.

    Pot, meet kettle.

    They are beneath contempt.

  5. CountingCats says:

    Andrew,

    No, you got it wrong there. Tax avoidance is a pejoritive term meaning ‘pays no more tax then legally obligated to’. Nothing wrong with tax avoidance in any circumstances. Tax evasion, which is what is being referred to here, is illegal. Totally different tub of tuna.

    The issue is that Mr Gauke confuses morality with legality. Something may be immoral but legal, such as a politician screwing the assistant before going home to the spouse… just as hiding money back from a rapacious government may be illegal, but is certainly not immoral.

  6. RAB says:

    Trouble is we will not be allowed to ignore them, even if they live in La La Land in the lap of our paid for luxury.

    And he has allies on the loony left, who want One World govt and all our money and wealth confiscated and we get officially ordered pocket money to live on..

    Just look at this swivel eyed drivel…

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18944097

    21Trillion squirreled away? Really? You’d need a bank vault the size of Saturn for that much! And just sat there like King Soloman’s Mines not being invested? Fuckin insane! But these assholes are gathering support.

  7. Edward Lud says:

    His constituency is in Hertfordshire. How much of that £120k was travel to and from?

  8. Single Acts of Tyranny says:

    “His constituency is in Hertfordshire. How much of that £120k was travel to and from”

    By the A1M it’s about 30 miles. £120K a year if correct seems a significant sum to me which maybe out of proportion vis a vis traditional commuting costs. For example a 12 month first class rail card between say St Albans and Kings Cross costs about £5,800.

  9. Roue le Jour says:

    Because obviously it’s far better to have less economic activity than to contemplate the possibility that some may go untaxed.

    Could it be more obvious that the civil servants have their hands up these guys arses and are working them like glove puppets? No genuine politician would attack cash in hand working. It pisses off the punters and anyway the sums involved are trivial, as this fuckwit knows perfectly well. Britain has one of the lowest levels of tax evasion in the world.

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