Tuesday, 1 November 2011


There are more Porsche Cayennes registered in Greece than taxpayers declaring an income of 50,000 euros (£43,800) or more, according to research by Professor Herakles Polemarchakis, former head of the Greek prime minister’s economic department.

Now that has to be some really good tax evasion.  It's no wonder the bastards are going bust.  Although I believe Spain and Italy are not far behind.  I remember going with a Spanish friend who ran a restaurant, 20 years ago to the Spanish cash and carry.  He gave me a trolley, he also took one and he split the purchased between the different trolleys.  When I asked him why, he told me his was the official one and mine was the 'black money' one and right enough at the till he paid his with a cheque and mine with cash.

I was reading somewhere else that workers in Italy cannot be paid off due to economic reasons and one of the Greek leaders wives, who is a teacher and retired on a full pension at 39!  Is it only the Northern Europeans who do any work?  Or are we the stupid bastards, who have no protection from our employers?  In Spain, practically everything is done on a cash basis.  I've just spent a considerable amount on building work at my new place and it was all cash to the builder and all his workers were being paid cash.  If no one pays any tax, how do they run the country.  Then again, I suppose they don't waste it on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, countries that have fuck all to do with us and where Pakistan, according to a TV programme I saw, has been working with the Taliban, big time, while receiving $billions from the Yanks.

Cash it seems, makes the world go round.  It is reckoned that by 2020, half the money in the world will be traded in 'system D', which is where everything is done in cash and no tax is paid.  Is this how we're going to finally get rid of our leeching banker scum?


Andrew said...

You say: "Labour should say this: that Scotland is a nation and should run its own affairs – all of them – except in those areas where UK cooperation is either unavoidable or clearly in the interests of both countries."

How wimpy is that? all your b*llsh*t, and you haven't got the cojones to ASK for full independence, let alone demand it.

Jeez, I'm English, and I have more faith in Scotland than you do!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Andrew, welcome to the blog. was actually being a tad sarcastic there. It was a quote from a piece from Iain McWhirter, but I see ow it could be mis-interpeted and is now down. Democracy in action!

Joe Public said...

"I was reading somewhere ....... one of the Greek leaders wives, who is a teacher and retired on a full pension at 39!"

Actually, it was an Italian politician's wife.

And the dispute was settled in time-honoured fasion - a punch-up in their parliament.


Dark Lochnagar said...

Publes, my apologies. You read so much, it's easy for a simple lad to get confused!

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