Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Nice one, Harry

I must say I'm pleased to see Harry Redknapp acquitted in the vindictive and pointless tax evasion trial. Considering how much tax he's paid over the years and the cost of this ridiculous investigation (£8 million, according to the Mail), you've got to wonder what these sneaky, ferreting inspectors thought they were playing at, and I like the classic football quote:

"The jury were absolutely unanimous".

(sic)

Now, check out this quote from the same article:
Chris Martin, from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), said outside Southwark Crown Court that the taxman had 'no regrets' about pursuing the case.

He said: 'We accept the verdicts of the jury but I would like to remind those who are evading tax by using offshore tax havens that it always makes sense to come to talk to us before we come to talk to you.'
How creepy is that?

3 comments:

The Boiling Frog said...

Nice spot...have linked

James Higham said...

England manager next.

Trooper Thompson said...

Ta, BF.

James, maybe so.