As anyone who takes notice of what is happening around them will know, the European Union is attempting to 'harmonise' the rules on Value Added Tax and negate exemptions that are made for food, clothing and other 'essentials'.
This 'harmonisation' is the subject of an article in the Express by one Padraic Flanagan who writes that the proposals sparked outrage among politicians and public-spending campaigners who attacked the Eurocrats for trying to interfere in Britain’s tax affairs. "Trying to interfere in Britain's tax affairs"? Just where have these politicians and public-spending campaigners been for the last heaven knows how long? Trying to interfere - for heavens sake, they are interfering and intend to increase that interference! It is sad to note a newspaper, one that proclaims it is leading the campaign for Britain's cessation of EU membership, treats this subject in what can only be described as a superficial manner.
It is also ironic that on the day the Express publishes that article, the Daily Telegraph publishes an article on the increase in the subsidy of MP's food and drink budget. It has always amazed me that when the average income is circa £20k, those with an income of £65k+ are able to enjoy a level of cuisine about which the public can only dream - likewise the cost. But hey, I suppose this is another facet of representative democracy...........
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