The UK media has got itself into a right old state over Gary Lineker's recent outbreak of Nazi Tourettes, in which he equated proposed changes in the UK asylum regulations with Germany in the 1930s.
This in turn caused a fall out with the BBC, and a spat about whether he was allowed to "speak his mind" etc etc. All dutifully salivated over by our pathetic media.
However, beneath this very public spat lies a possible method in Lineker's madness. The media have dutifully ignored that fact that he is currently in an IR35 dispute with HMRC, over a not so trifling sum of £5M. It hinges on whether Lineker can prove he really is freelance, as opposed to a full time employee. His little bust up with the BBC is designed to show he is freelance, thus saving him a tidy £5M.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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Lineker is far more intelligent than the HMRC wastrels.ReplyDelete
Kudos to him for using the opportunity to also call out the nasty far right language from 'Conservative' ministers.
You make an interesting point. The only thing I believe spouted on the BBC is the weather and sports results. I don't give a penny to their annual November charity either.ReplyDelete