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25 Jun 2012
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Anyone watch last weeks episode after Jimmy Carrs tax shame? Best episode in ages will be on 4OD if you have missed it. 

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Will have to give that a watch. Is it anything like the Angus Deayton thing on have I got news for you.
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Mike939 wrote:
 Is it anything like the Angus Deayton thing on have I got news for you.


Pretty much, but slighly less barbed from the panelists which is understandable given the fact Carr didn't do anything wrong.

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I got pretty sick of all the tax references TBH.

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I got pretty sick of all the tax references TBH.



Yea me too actually.

 

Jimmy did look genuinely apologetic though.

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LordRoss wrote:

InfiniteStates wrote:

I got pretty sick of all the tax references TBH.



Yea me too actually.

 

Jimmy did look genuinely apologetic though.


 

"P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face"

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I really don't like Jimmy Carr. I don't understand how people find him funny.
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LordRoss wrote:

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I got pretty sick of all the tax references TBH.



Yea me too actually.

 

Jimmy did look genuinely apologetic though.


 

Indeed, the most humble we're ever likely to see him. I wonder how many of the panellists know exactly what their accountants are doing to reduce the amount of tax they pay though? Although it seemed Jon Richardson might do as he was quite scathing in his criticism, with little sign of his normal self deprecating manner.

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Ooh i'll need to watch this. Any excuse to see Jimmy Carr make and even bigger fool of himself :P

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I did watch it indeed, was very funny.

 

I dont see the big issue with the tax malarky, if somebody came to me and said that I could legally pay less tax then I would bite their hand off.

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I did watch it indeed, was very funny.

 

I dont see the big issue with the tax malarky, if somebody came to me and said that I could legally pay less tax then I would bite their hand off.


If you bit their hand off I doubt they would want to help you anymore.

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Wait, what did he do?
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he did nothing wrong, tax avoidance is working to the spirit of the tax system and is fully legal. It's not even morally wrong, hes only saying that because he he wants so save some reputation.

 

I think its disgusting that when a private citizen finds a way to pay little tax, the prime minister himself gets involved, despite companies paying accounting firms huge ammounts of money to avoid tax with little comment.

 

Why didnt he call Jermy clarkson out? and others? and the companies who will write off hundreds of thousands rather than give it to them?

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fenian wrote:

he did nothing wrong, tax avoidance is working to the spirit of the tax system and is fully legal. It's not even morally wrong, hes only saying that because he he wants so save some reputation. 



I agree. And if the government wanted to close the loopholes I doubt it would be that difficult, but it may mean some companies moving their operations (and jobs) elsewhere. Or worse, no longer making donations to political parties.

 

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fenian wrote:

he did nothing wrong, tax avoidance is working to the spirit of the tax system and is fully legal. It's not even morally wrong, hes only saying that because he he wants so save some reputation.

 

I think its disgusting that when a private citizen finds a way to pay little tax, the prime minister himself gets involved, despite companies paying accounting firms huge ammounts of money to avoid tax with little comment.

 

Why didnt he call Jermy clarkson out? and others? and the companies who will write off hundreds of thousands rather than give it to them?



Take That's Gary Barlow was in the news last week for the same thing.It's just the way the media decide to single out one individual in this case Jimmy Carr. The sun is probably shining brighter out of Barlow's rear after the recent jubilee concert and charity work. 

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fenian wrote:

he did nothing wrong, tax avoidance is working to the spirit of the tax system and is fully legal. It's not even morally wrong, hes only saying that because he he wants so save some reputation.

 

I think its disgusting that when a private citizen finds a way to pay little tax, the prime minister himself gets involved, despite companies paying accounting firms huge ammounts of money to avoid tax with little comment.

 

Why didnt he call Jermy clarkson out? and others? and the companies who will write off hundreds of thousands rather than give it to them?



^ This.

 

Maybe people would be less inclined to avoid tax if they didn't feel the government was pi$$ing it up the wall...?

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I watched this and thought it was quite good, he did a convincing job of appearing very sorry.

You know it's bad when loius spence is taking the p out of you.
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hey hey

out of the 7 people sitting there. How many do you think actually pay their "full" tax ?

also Jimmy Carr has said he has left the K2 scheme but hasn't actually said that he would repay the tax or how much tax he is now paying.
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most people would do it if they thought they could get away with it and it was legal.

I said he did well at appearing sorry, whether he is or not I dunno, he still makes me laugh but he now seems like a hypocrite when going on about bankers etc not paying tax.
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