I am gemused to read that HMRC are sending some of its experts to Pakistan to offer advice on how to increase its tax take.
No, this isn't a late April Fools' joke!
Seemingly Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, believes that helping Pakistan raise more tax could have a benefit for Britain; as it would enable the UK Government to scale back aid payments.
Errmm, here's a couple of "radical" suggestions:
1 Why don't we simply stop paying aid to Pakistan?
2 Why don't the HMRC experts stay at home, and help advise HMRC resolve its own issues wrt tax collection?
I trust and assume that the junket team will be avoiding areas that are prone to drone strikes?
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