Wednesday, 8 February 2012

No Regrets?

"My Dog's Never Even Bitten A Tax Inspector, He's As Innocent As Wot I Am!"

They are a very strange sort of people at the top of the disfunctional HMRC...when they are not out to lunch with offshore corporations and other tax-dodgers, they spend hundreds of thousands of pounds pursuing minnows like 'Arry Redknapp through the courts to no avail except yet more bad publicity.

And yet they have No Regrets?

Still, you have to remember that Dave "Free Lunches" Harnett, the supposed expert supposedly in charge is the very same imbecile who failed to persuade a jury in the Ken "Cash Please!" Dodd show-trial some years ago. Didn't do his career any harm, worse fucking luck. So I expect they'll soon be promoting Chris Martin to a better class of fine dining.

The Penguin


Oldrightie said...

8 million according to the Beeb it cost. So his knighthood is secure then?

Hacked Off said...

Yeh, well, thing is can you trust the Beeb? They declared a guilty verdict, after all!

Woodsy42 said...

But 'having regrets' would mean admitting error. These people (HMRC) NEVER EVER admit error.
Even when blatantly and completely wrong they use phrases like 'no further action at this time' rather than just say sorry.

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Levenson (yes, that one) was Lead Counsel for the Prosecution at the Dodd trial.

He did so well he is now Head of Sentencing Guidelines in the UK and they gave him his own Public Enquiry in phone hacking to boot.

Just could not make it up. No-one would believe you.