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Tuesday, 29 April 2008

HMRC's Fairy Godmother

HMRC's Fairy GodmotherIt's nice to see that those running HMRC believe in fairy tales.

Following on from sacking Adam Hart-Davis, as a result of his less than complimentary interview about HMRC, a new face to front HMRC has been found.

None other that "veteran" (I don't mean old) newsreader Moira Stewart.

Ms Stewart will make her TV comeback using the slogan:

"Tax needn't be taxing."

A variation on the old tag line "tax doesn't have to be taxing".

Appearing as a fairy godmother, she will tell taxpayers how to fill in tax forms.

Rather disconcertingly an HMRC spokesman said:

"We envisage her spearheading the campaign for some time.

Her relaxed manner will get people in order.

She has authority and a serious reputation

"Get people in order!"???

I can't say that I care for the implications of that turn of phrase!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. "Tax needn't be taxing."

    I wonder how much that slogan cost the taxpayer!

    "Get people in order"

    Bloody cheek! There's an element of "projection" in that statement!

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else

  2. Moira Stewart? She was so expressionless when reading the news I always thought she was some sort of robot. Probably very suitable for the job.

  3. Anthony Hopkins in his Hannibal Lector role would be even better!

  4. Her relaxed manner will get people in order.

    In order of what? Size, income, class? Or is she going to come round and unflappably tidy up my house? Why can't these people speak properly? Why does this comment contain nothing but questions?