Thursday 29 February 2024

Will HMRC Look Into Rayner's Tax Affairs?


Genuine question, what do you think will HMRC look into her tax affairs?

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  1. Another champagne socialist. Of course HMRC will turn a blind eye, all those workshy lefties collecting a wage from them would cause a riot if they took action against her

    1. The tax office I worked in was certainly full of extreme socialists who, bizarrely, thought the Blair creature is right wing and they hated the Labour Party.
      Hitler was in fact a socialist, they all seem to be mad men (and women).

    2. Of course Hitler was a socialist. That's why he had the trade unionists and Communists sent to concentration camps. And why the Nazi war machine was built by private corporations.

    3. That's true: Hitler was a National Socialist and his background was steeped in socialism.

    4. Read a book. The National Socialist party were not socialists.

    5. Apologies to the hard of thinking for my bluntness but the clue is in the party name: National *Socialists*

      Same as pcs identify as *socialists*

    6. No. You can call yourself anything, but you're not socialists unless you follow socialist policies and beliefs.
      It's like the former East Germany dictatorship calling itself the Democratic Republic of Germany. You'll be shocked to learn that it wasn't democratic at all.
      I suggested that you try really a book. You might also try thinking, hard as it apparently is.

  2. For all we know they may have looked into her tax affairs already. Then again, there man be nothing to look into if everything has been properly declared.

    Of significantly more importance to the nation are the Tory politicians and donors who have made literally millions out of corrupt government contracts (PPE etc), bought peerages and so on.

    Can I also point out that the idea of HMRC being full of lefties, while attractive to the looney fringe, is utterly untrue. I worked in the department (and it's predecessors) for 40 years and I would say that a small majority of my colleagues were Conservative supporters - the same as society in general.

    1. Not forgetting Kier Starmer's Labour Party who were in lockstep with the corrupt government with the dodgy contracts etc.
      Both Labour/Conservatives are parties for the rich and driven by woke, far left ideology when it comes to social issues. Scum of the earth. VOTE REFORM

  3. A strike is on the horizon. All the Civil Service not just HMRC.

    Just normal working people wanting a decent, living wage. That's not how it's portrayed though is it.