This Jimmy Carr tax avoidance malarky intrigues me. First I hear he’s a tax dodger. I was livid, as you can imagine. I’m sure anyone else who heard about this was, too. I mean, he’s a comedian. They’re the people who stand up for the little person; the people who tell the powers that be exactly what we’re all thinking, and do it in style. If they’re betraying our morals, then who else is going to fight for us?
To my relief, it transpires it was a legal scheme, and he wasn’t sure exactly what it entailed. He issued an apology, all is good. Everything is as it should be once again.
Suddenly without warning, our “esteemed” leader David Cameron, the very man who outed Carr branding him “morally wrong”, was revealed to be protecting some of his closest confidantes who were involved in exactly the same scheme. I’m shocked. Seriously, who saw that coming?
The truth is, it’s not that hard to believe. It’s the conservative government, after all. The rites of initiation to their vindictive cult insist all members leave all sense of moral conscience at the door before entering. This sort of thing has to be expected. That said, it’s very disillusioning seeing the chancellor of the exchequer, the man who decides what we law abiding citizens pay towards their self centered corporation against our will, avoiding his own policies. Legal as it may be, it’s unforgivable.
Well, I didn’t vote them in. I always vote labour because, while no political party is just in any sense, at least they make sure the masses can cope with the crap we have to deal with with a little less difficulty. I’m not saying they’re perfect, they’re just the lesser of two evils (those other parties no-one remembers the name of don’t count, the lib-dems… Well, just look at Cleggy, they’re negligible too, and the BNP can just fuck off). For that reason alone, they get my vote.
I know I’ll be eating those words when labour get into power again, but such is the way of politics.