We read, courtesy of a two full-page spread in the Sunday Times, with follow-up in the Telegraph today, of the allegedly ‘shocking’ revelations that a large group of over-paid footballing prima-donnas have been taken to the cleaners by a couple of ‘agents’ who persuaded these rich clowns that they could ‘double their money’ and ‘not pay any tax’ in avoidance schemes which the agents were promoting. One headline from yesterday read ‘I’m not a bitter man; but £7 million is a lot to lose.’
Laugh? I nearly fell off my armchair in hysterics.
The best bit is the news that all these spoilt clowns will have to cough up the cash to the Revenue people, and instead of sitting counting their money, they will probably have to out and find some honest work in order to pay their bills. Magic!