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24 February 2008

Brits Beware : Be Careful With Your Cash ...



When at first we were hit by the following hair-raising headline in this morning's 'Mail' we were shocked. Shocked, we tell you.

Now the taxman can bug your home and phone calls to catch payment dodgers
And here's how the story continued.

Tax inspectors have been given wideranging new powers to bug people's homes and private phone calls.

They also have the go-ahead to intercept emails and plant listening devices in suspects' cars and offices.

The move is the latest expansion of surveillance powers which, until recently, were only available to the police and intelligence services.
But, hey. Stop sweating and please don't panic - since the same startling story soon went on to say ...

A spokesman said: "These powers will not be used in routine cases ...
Aha, we see. That's different then. Now we understand. In Brown's post Blair Britain now every thing's really okay. Freedom still holds sway.

We mean, if it's an official announcement made by an entirely trustworthy, H.M. governmental department, then that remarkably reassuring statement is certain to be true.

You know, all above board, completely transparent and right on the money. After all, such a civilized set of fine upstanding finance fellows wouldn't fib.

Well, would they?

Read the rest of the report to see if you think the same way we do.



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5 Comments:

Anonymous bootlean said...

Richard, did you see this?

UK in Liechtenstein tax data deal

The UK says it is trying to protect the UK exchequer

The UK's tax authority has confirmed that it has paid an informant for data regarding British citizens who have accounts in tax haven Liechtenstein.


More here.

8:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This means nothing to we we plebs without any money to bank in the first place. So what's to worry about?

11:12 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

Now they can bug your OFFICE ~ and even your CAR ????!!!!!!

'Strewth. What next?

1:35 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

Oh, I'm so glad I moved to America - where they don't do that sort of thing.

11:18 pm  
Blogger Sean Jeating said...

'The UK's tax authority has confirmed that it has paid an informant for data [...]'

Now that's a coincidence! In case you do not already know: Same procedure in Germany and, rj, allegedly in your country, too. :)

8:00 pm  

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