Before I start on today's topic - sorry about the photographs yesterday - I forgot to put them on. If you are interested, I have added them now, so scroll back and you will see them.
Now to my hobby horse today. I will not refer to the present case all over the papers yesterday - after all, as yet, nothing has been proven. So let's make it a general comment.
Why is it that people who have millions, people who earn huge salaries (£250,000 a week is par for a footballer), people who inherit huge amounts of money, seem hell-bent on getting financial advice which enables them to invest the bulk of this money in 'off-shore' and similar schemes - all designed to evade
income tax 'legally' (so called )
Do they not realise that roads, the country's infrastructure, pensioners, people on low incomes, who have to count every penny each week, and the rest of us who manage well and save our money if we can to leave for our children, pay our taxes at source, toe the line when it comes to increases and generally pay out what we have to towards the upkeep of roads and such like in our country?
And while we are on the subject - most of us have a car to get from A - B these days (if we can afford it) - but on the whole we don't splash out on half a dozen top of the range vehicles, many of them four tracks which block the lanes and play havoc outside schools on the school run.
And no, it is not jealousy. I have absolutely no desire for the jewels of Kim Kardashan, or the Chanel bag carried by Colleen Rooney, or the swish yachts of the super rich. I am happy as I am, thank you - but I do resent paying more in the way of taxes for our utilities so that funds invested offshore and such like, can avoid paying tax on large parts of their incomes.
End of rant.