Teflon & Conspiracy Theorists & Tax!!

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  1. How to avoid paying Higher Rate of Tax on earnings......


    Cherie Blair has said on a TV chat show that the Blair children have dual nationality, British and Irish, the latter because of Tony's mother (an Irish Protestant). It is stated that Tony and Cherie have only British passports.

    That is not to say that the parents might not later choose to apply. Advantages would include the famously lenient Irish tax treatment of writers and artists (once entirely exempted, but now lightly taxed at 1% on annual income up to €100,000 and 2% for those earning above that figure). Eire is a good country for those who specialise in popular fiction.
    Or perhaps the Republic would simply be a good place to lie low when the truth comes out. In 2006, General Sir Michael Rose called for the impeachment (a procedure not used for two centuries) of the Prime Minister, for taking the country to war on false pretences. In this context, it's worth noting that extradition from the Irish Republic to Britain has always been made very difficult. (When exactly were those Irish passports issued to the children?)
    :p :? :?
    After all, even the Sainted Teflon of B’Liar must be getting a touch of the ‘jitters’ when he heard about taxing the rich in the UK. The Tory’s have spoken about this, so have Gollums McDoom, his ‘Henchmen’ of Nues Arbeits have all mentioned this in the recent Party Conferences.

    If the Sainted Teflon of B’Liar did take out Irish Nationality, plus buy yet another house there. He could have been advised by clever Tax layers that he could possibly avoid paying swinging tax on his and Mrs’s earnings by declaring Dublin (or wherever) as his main place of residence. If he lives abroad in the Republic for 6 months of the year, then he can legally avoid paying the higher rates of tax in the UK.

    If he declares himself as a ‘Writer’ for business/employment status, then he could avoid paying even more tax in the Republic. Such is fiction……!!

    But then, I’m just an old cynic, and the Sainted Teflon has always been a ‘Closet Tory’ and Social Climber scrambling his way up the greasy pole of Vulgar Nouveau Riches… (all alleged of course)

    :oops: :oops: :oops: :p
  2. That will amuse the gurriers.