This Brexit divorce bill thing.

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  1. Micky Finn

    Micky Finn Well-Known Member

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    Nicked from Twitter, but I heartily concur;

    £50bn is about £3,000 per Leave voter.

    Maybe a one-off payment from each Leave voter to cover this would be appropriate.

    Then once we know the actual deal and how much that will cost The Treasury we can change their tax codes to cover that too.
     
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    Never understood the leave voters claiming there would be no bill, senseless.
     
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    Father Benny Cake Well-Known Member

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    Still, blue passports eh? Result!
     
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    Nowt like pure speculation eh, nobody knows for sure if we are going to flourish or not? but on that theory if we actually end up being better off does that mean all leave voters would get a dividend from future profits.
    I voted stay btw , but just saying
     
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    Beat me to it, was just going to lost this myself!
     
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    I love a bit of speculation. Particularly when it could well prejudice the economic well-being of all of us (except the mega-rich tax avoiders of course) for years to come. Just love it
     
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    Whoooosh!!!!!!!!!

    (it's a joke, ffs)
     
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    Not sure we can charge people £3,000 for exercising their democratic right. Whether we like it or not.
     
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    I might be wrong - there's nothing to give it away, obvs - but it could have been a joke.....
     
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    Ironically micky works for a company with money well vested in overseas domains and tax avoiding companies...
     
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    Micky Finn Well-Known Member

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    Do I??? Care to enlighten me/us?
     
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    No deal is better than a bad deal stop this farce now
     
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    Lost me...
     
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    Wait until they find out the £50bn or so doesn't include the ongoing payments or the payments for any transitional deal - which loses the rebate too. So a two-year transitional arrangement will cost £100bn or so until March 2021 (payment will be delayed after that for up to potentially 40+ years for the pension component).
     
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    He doesn't actually understand the word 'irony', ironically. I made a joke remark about billing the leave voters for the divorce settlement. He seems to think there's irony in that coming from a BBC employee, with some frankly baffling accusations about the corporation's funding.
     
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    I see. Got to say I've never heard that the BBC is engaged in tax avoidance. I think Private Eye might have mentioned it !
     
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    Funding?

    Aunty gets some of that from Brussells. All there in black and white.

    Anyway, point being Aunty uses some tropical hedgefunds for its investments in part of its pension scheme... which in turn sticks it in some companies well known for erm avoiding tax.
     
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    Show me it. The 'black and white'.
     
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    Conflate. Obfuscate. Repeat.
     
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