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Tax Re-assessment and Media License refund

Post by BillyB » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:20 am

I was pleasantly shocked yesterday to get a tax re-assessment notice and subsequently a jolly nice chunk of tax back for last year in the form of a cheque today.

I was only just getting over my surprise at the fee refund for the media license last month!!

Imagine both happening in the U.K - they'd make it as long-winded and difficult to claim the money back that half the people wouldn't bother!!

On a cynical note - I'm guessing it's to 'reward the people' aka election coffers to burn?

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 4:08 pm

Imagine Britain having been run by Tony Blair for 45 years, and him sending you some of your own money back a week before an election.

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Post by BillyB » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 4:29 pm

He did have a nice white smile though and a very intelligent wife......

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 4:44 pm

The guy is an enigma. I can only look back on his reign as some weird kind of stitch-up. And now he's coining it as a tax-exile in the US.

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Post by BillyB » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:04 pm

Is he living with Clinton by any chance over there?! Those two were inseparable at one stage until Clinton blew the Presidency - literally!!

Very charismatic though were Bill and Tony.........

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:23 pm

Yeah or Cliff Richard, or Hosni [etc]...

Funny isn't it how the public will accept an utter thieving charlatan, as long as he has enough charisma to carry it off...

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Post by tina1980 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:30 pm

We got a check for the media license refund and a ticket for speeding on the same day :roll:
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Post by BillyB » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:41 pm

JR8 wrote:Yeah or Cliff Richard, or Hosni [etc]...

Funny isn't it how the public will accept an utter thieving charlatan, as long as he has enough charisma to carry it off...
Rod Stewart also. How about the Rolling Stones, are they still tax dodging?

Yeah, you're right. We are all quite fickle at times. Although I don't think there is any danger of having a charisma overload in British politics at the moment. They all remind me of David Brent from the office - trying far too hard to be cool.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:50 pm

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:Yeah or Cliff Richard, or Hosni [etc]...

Funny isn't it how the public will accept an utter thieving charlatan, as long as he has enough charisma to carry it off...
Rod Stewart also. How about the Rolling Stones, are they still tax dodging?

Yeah, you're right. We are all quite fickle at times. Although I don't think there is any danger of having a charisma overload in British politics at the moment. They all remind me of David Brent from the office - trying far too hard to be cool.
Oh, Cliff Richard and Hosni were Blair's seemingly perpetual 5* holiday hosts...

If you want to talk about about tax dodging spend US$250 on a ticket to U2 to receive a 2hr lecture from a tax-havened guy in a $50k diamond studded Jacob watch on how you must give your money to Africa. Now. I mean NOW! Utter fakes and wankers.

Cameron is so ashamed of what he is it is pathetic. Milliband, son of a Marxist intellectual [oxymoron?] is having his adenoids out, so he doesn't sound like such a teenage snot-filled spasmo.

Yep that's where Britisah politics is. Sad isn't it!

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Post by BillyB » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 6:07 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:Yeah or Cliff Richard, or Hosni [etc]...

Funny isn't it how the public will accept an utter thieving charlatan, as long as he has enough charisma to carry it off...
Rod Stewart also. How about the Rolling Stones, are they still tax dodging?

Yeah, you're right. We are all quite fickle at times. Although I don't think there is any danger of having a charisma overload in British politics at the moment. They all remind me of David Brent from the office - trying far too hard to be cool.
Oh, Cliff Richard and Hosni were Blair's seemingly perpetual 5* holiday hosts...

If you want to talk about about tax dodging spend US$250 on a ticket to U2 to receive a 2hr lecture from a tax-havened guy in a $50k diamond studded Jacob watch on how you must give your money to Africa. Now. I mean NOW! Utter fakes and wankers.

Cameron is so ashamed of what he is it is pathetic. Milliband, son of a Marxist intellectual [oxymoron?] is having his adenoids out, so he doesn't sound like such a teenage snot-filled spasmo.

Yep that's where Britisah politics is. Sad isn't it!
Bono gets on my nerves the jumped up, political preaching little tw*t. I love their music but hate his hypocracy. Didn't he once fly someone to bring his favourite hat out to a gig in first class because he forgot it!! Same goes for Stipe, the only time I went to see them he started banging on about politics......just play your music mate and save us the elementary education. We all know how the world works and that life is unfair etc. etc.

Milliband comment - ha ha!! They are both a pair of bullied schoolboys with about as much clue as to how to connect with and inspire people as Jack the Ripper!!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 6:39 pm

Yeah, that was the shocking thing for me, as I like their music too. My missus bought us tickets for my birthday back in c. 2006/7 to see them at Madison Square Gardens. I don’t recall but I’m sure they cost about $250ea because she had to get them from a scalper. So, that was her big treat. But it was awful, and doubly painful it being an expensive treat. I have seen many many bands live, but never anything like that. Bono treated the whole thing as if it were a political rally, and constantly lectured the crowd on having to give money to Africa. At one point he was shuffling around on his knees with his arms outstretched ‘making like’ Jesus Christ I think. Who ‘kin knows. What a complete d-wad.

We’re lucky I suppose in that we get by ok. But you looked around you at people who had scrimped and saved hard to be at that concert. Unbelievably whole sections of the audience were at times booing the band as they were sick of the politics (all the back-drop, phone in numbers, everything, was about giving to Africa), I’ve never seen anything like it. Have you ever been to a concert where the audience are booing the headline band!!? Then even more unbelievably, Bono announced ‘If you think you’ve had enough politics, well you haven’t heard anything yet’. And so it went on...!

Stipe? Probably from the same mould. Mega-millionaire leftie, preaching to the little people.

I’m more of an AC/DC, Prodigy, metal and punk kinda guy myself. At least they don’t pretend to be what they aren’t.

p.s. I will never forgive U2 for that 'show'. I just hear their music now and it makes me angry... What a shame.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 7:00 pm

tina1980 wrote:We got a check for the media license refund and a ticket for speeding on the same day :roll:

It's a left-hand-right-hand thing.



If cancelling the TV licence was to happen in the UK they wouldn't backdate the 'with effect from' and would say instead, 'three years from now....' It's too costly to implement for one thing but there are more meaningful ways to buy a vote than sending me a cheque for $11. :roll:
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