I see that the clitterati are out in full force, damning "the Tories" for cosying up to big business with sweetheart tax deals.
Well, anybody who has been reading Private Eye will know that this shit has been going on for much longer than the Tories have been in power. It all started under our last Dear Leader, Kim Jong Brown. And I'm fucking sure the Labour Party knew bloody well it was going on. Margaret Hodge, (former Minister for Children because of her great experience being in charge during the Islington child abuse scandal) is making great political capital banging on about something that started when she was in government.
If she was that fucking worried about it, why didn't she say anything when her team was in charge? It almost looks like this is some cynical fucking attempt at making the Tories look bad.
And another thing, we don't know the full facts of the case. I'm really not sure anyone did anything wrong.
But even if there was a "sweetheart deal", I don't fucking give a shit. I'd much rather Vodafone (and others) kept the money they'd earned honestly by voluntary transactions than give it to a government that pisses it out on shit like aid to India, which has a space program that we can't afford, or wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or employing millions of people in jobs that are a nett drain on the economy,
Fuck them. If government hadn't been so incredibly profligate, the cuntry wouldn't be so fucked. The less money HMRC collects, the better for us all.