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.