I see that the "respected leader" of HMRC, Dame Lesley Strathie, has delusions of grandeur.
The FT reports that the "Grande Dame" has appointed Carol Bristow (a director-level tax expert) as her personal aide.
Senior civil servants, such as Sir Gus O'Donnell the cabinet secretary, do not normally "big themselves up" by appointing such senior personal assistants.
Maybe someone should tell the "Grande Dame" that there are cuts and redundancies going on in HMRC?
Maybe the "Grande Dame" simply isn't up to the job?
She should have a care that people do not start to regard her as nothing more than a third rate pantomime dame.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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