Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tax oppression ala Anglais

The following article references the severity and stupidity of overly-taxed countries.

On top of travel costs, returning Britons [from vacation] face a limit of £145 ($298) in the value of goods imported, after which they must pay 20 per cent tax. Attempted evasion - or ignorance of the limit - is penalised by doubling the tax.

So if im a Briton (Allah forbid), I goto Dubai, I buy something about 1000 dirhams tax-free, the British government ruins everything by making me pay tax or gives me a fine. I have supposedly done something wrong by buying something from a tax haven.

'Proud and industrious' Britain has gone from British oppressor of the world in their countries with taxes to Oppressors of British people in world countries with tax.

5 comments:

Stormy said...

May Allah bless the UAE with peace and long life unity Inshallah

Happy National Day :)

unjane said...

Color me curious........If Allah is just the Arabic word for God, why do you say Allah when you are writing in English?

rosh said...

Happy National Day Emirati - hope, UAE continues to garner similar sentiments & souls as you.

Emirati said...

unjane,

It is because I want to.

ryt said...

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