Daily Archives: 10 October 2008

a modern modest proposal

Right, then. According to the Guardian, huge bonuses for City high flyers will be hard to rein in. Apparently, “Staff will go abroad if pay is restricted, say bosses.” They’re threatening to piss off to Mumbai or Shanghai or Dubai if anyone threatens to make them pay taxes like normal people.

To which I think the public should say: fine. You have one hour, you can take one suitcase. Your houses, cars, bling and other assets now belong to the government – think of it as back taxes. Be sure to buy a one-way ticket, because you won’t be coming back. If you try, we’ll have snipers waiting for you at the airport.

Buh-bye now. Continue reading