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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/22/no-bailout-for-ireland

It is not that the Irish Corp tax rate is 12.5% that is galling it is that for the multinationals in Ireland it is zero because the Irish laws basically allow laundering of profits to zero tax regimes bypassing the much vaunted 12.5% corp tax rate in Ireland.

She is right not one penny of our money should go to Ireland until they change this law and at least if all of the profits that Google (600mill tax owed in UK), Microsoft, Ebay, Amazon et all launder into Ireland actually paid the 12.5% then it would make it more palatable as we would get out money back earlier.

It seems Ireland is bust because no fecker seems to pay tax in the country.

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At least she mentions the elephant in the room:

Yet again the western world teeters on the edge of calamity caused by the bank-lending extravaganza that fuelled the great property bubble.

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She could follow this up with a feature on how Tescos and virtually every other supermarket in this country has had their wage bill subsidised and slashed due to Browns tax credit system.

Most HPC ers know that corporations run the world now, its up to lefty wrist wringing champagne quaffing socialist twonks like Toynbee to drum it home to the masses.

If Cantona can see it Polly et al why the ****** has it taken you so long?

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Toynbee bought a weekend house in my home town opposite where my mum lives - she's never there.

She bought a house for her daughter in the neighbouring town.

It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

Her grandfather (famous socialist?) must be spinning in his grave. Or was he a champagne socialist too.

I console myself with the fact the she bought the weekend place near peak.

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Toynbee bought a weekend house in my home town opposite where my mum lives - she's never there.

She bought a house for her daughter in the neighbouring town.

It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

Her grandfather (famous socialist?) must be spinning in his grave. Or was he a champagne socialist too.

I console myself with the fact the she bought the weekend place near peak.

Do you live in West Wales too? :)

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Toynbee bought a weekend house in my home town opposite where my mum lives - she's never there.

She bought a house for her daughter in the neighbouring town.

It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

Her grandfather (famous socialist?) must be spinning in his grave. Or was he a champagne socialist too.

I console myself with the fact the she bought the weekend place near peak.

2 faced hectoring, lecturing, rubbish.

Of no use to anyone.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/22/no-bailout-for-ireland

It is not that the Irish Corp tax rate is 12.5% that is galling it is that for the multinationals in Ireland it is zero because the Irish laws basically allow laundering of profits to zero tax regimes bypassing the much vaunted 12.5% corp tax rate in Ireland.

She is right not one penny of our money should go to Ireland until they change this law and at least if all of the profits that Google (600mill tax owed in UK), Microsoft, Ebay, Amazon et all launder into Ireland actually paid the 12.5% then it would make it more palatable as we would get out money back earlier.

It seems Ireland is bust because no fecker seems to pay tax in the country.

As per usual from Polly, a piece littered with truly twisted idealogical illogic. She got the bit about Ireland being a nasty damp little tax haven undeserving of bailout correct though.

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It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

How did she force the locals to sell their house to her?

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/nov/22/no-bailout-for-ireland

It is not that the Irish Corp tax rate is 12.5% that is galling it is that for the multinationals in Ireland it is zero because the Irish laws basically allow laundering of profits to zero tax regimes bypassing the much vaunted 12.5% corp tax rate in Ireland.

She is right not one penny of our money should go to Ireland until they change this law and at least if all of the profits that Google (600mill tax owed in UK), Microsoft, Ebay, Amazon et all launder into Ireland actually paid the 12.5% then it would make it more palatable as we would get out money back earlier.

It seems Ireland is bust because no fecker seems to pay tax in the country.

Quite true. I lived in Galway in the 80's when "artists" paid no tax, farmers paid no tax, most of the rest were on the dole, but at the same time working as jobbing builders but with a small acreage ,growing and selling in local markets. Put it all together and they were raking it in. The whole system was supported by a small Paye sector who were totally screwed to the deck. You paid the doctor in cash which he promptly stuffed into his drawer as you were leaving his rooms.

Tax together with PRSI contributions took out 65% of my income and if you played by the rules were were totally stuffed. Admittedly the Guinness and decent women helped to dull the pain considerably.

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Toynbee bought a weekend house in my home town opposite where my mum lives - she's never there.

She bought a house for her daughter in the neighbouring town.

It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

Her grandfather (famous socialist?) must be spinning in his grave. Or was he a champagne socialist too.

I console myself with the fact the she bought the weekend place near peak.

Certainly her father was, with an inordinately heavy emphasis on the champers if you get my drift! Give us a clue to the nearest town.

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How did she force the locals to sell their house to her?

She threatened to force a copy of the Guardian through their letterbox every day until they relented.The prospect of having to tolerate seeing 100k+ sinecures constantly being advertised for doing FA was just too much to bear.

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Toynbee bought a weekend house in my home town opposite where my mum lives - she's never there.

She bought a house for her daughter in the neighbouring town.

It's because of Londoners like her that I can't afford to buy within 100 miles of where I grew up.

Her grandfather (famous socialist?) must be spinning in his grave. Or was he a champagne socialist too.

I console myself with the fact the she bought the weekend place near peak.

Presumably never there because she's spending time getting the place in Tuscany refurb'ed.

If the Uber Hypocrite Toynbee got anything right it's a pure case of monkeys playing with typewriters.

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How did she force the locals to sell their house to her?

This.

Anecdotal, but I know of a couple of instances in another European country where vendors refused to sell to an "investor" regardless of the money.

One instance because the buyer wanted to turn the house into flats, and the second because the land was next to an existing house, and the vendor wanted to check with the owner of the house to see if they wanted it first. In both cases as I understand it, the vendor sold for less than they could have sold for. Personally I admire this attitude as the place you live is such a big part of your quality of life.

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Anecdotal, but I know of a couple of instances in another European country where vendors refused to sell to an "investor" regardless of the money.

One instance because the buyer wanted to turn the house into flats, and the second because the land was next to an existing house, and the vendor wanted to check with the owner of the house to see if they wanted it first. In both cases as I understand it, the vendor sold for less than they could have sold for. Personally I admire this attitude as the place you live is such a big part of your quality of life.

Or, if you live in Aberdeenshire, billionaire yanks bring the full force of their publicity machine to bear on you. All so he can build a golf course, and lots of super-expensive houses of course....

Divide and conquer, same as it ever was.

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