From today’s Independent:
Perhaps it misses something out on the occupants of said suits – reminded me of Michael Moore’s Stupid White Men:
“White people scare the crap out of me. … I have never been attacked by a black person, never been evicted by a black person, never had my security deposit ripped off by a black landlord, never had a black landlord … never been pulled over by a black cop, never been sold a lemon by a black car salesman, never seen a black car salesman, never had a black person deny me a bank loan, never had a black person bury my movie, and I’ve never heard a black person say, ‘We’re going to eliminate ten thousand jobs here – have a nice day!'” –Michael Moore, writing in “Stupid White Men”
OK, so it’s in the ‘entertainment’ section of the news, but the country is going to the dogs, and the media wants us to think about a couple of overpaid grinning skulls and their views on fried food.
We’re doomed both as a country and as a culture if this makes any section of the news!
…in the UK, if the average person dies and leaves something in their will to relatives, said relatives must pay up to 40% inheritance tax. It’s not something that’s popular, but we’re stuck with it.
Unless of course you’re the son of the recently deceased Duke of Westminster, in which case you can inherit £9bn and nothing goes back into the public purse: Inheritance tax: why the new Duke of Westminster will not pay billions.
But let’s not get angry – let’s just watch people run around in circles in Rio!