June 22nd, 2012

Cameron’s Red Carpet Leads to French Anglo-Saxonism

Cameron’s offer to “roll out the red carpet” for French tax exiles fleeing French socialism provoked screams from French politicians, most poignantly expressed above by media mogul Laurent Joffrin, the epic champagne socialist son of the extremely wealthy, castle-owning, yacht sailing and oil company directing Jean-Pierre Mouchard. No surprise that he is telling the readers of the French Observer to “F**k Cameron”, they fear losing enormous amounts of 75% higher rate taxes to be brought in by the newly elected socialist Parliament. Vive la 30% difference!


  1. 1
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    What a tête de merde


    • 7
      Laurent Joffrin says:

      Socilaism really does work. Just look at me, I’m rich!


      • 11
        Laurent Joffrin says:

        …and I can’t spell socialism.


        • 14
          Ed Balls says:

          Worthy of a labour edukation


          • President Hollandaise says:

            Zut alors! Who needs ze rich swine! Sacre bleu! Mes amis, we sharpened our blades during the last Great Terror and dispensed wiz our reech zen wiz no problem!

            Zo, Monsieur Cameron…..you think you are ze Scarlet Pimpernel eh? Well, I ave ze news for you, my petit pumpkin!

            We don’t care! We are ze French and are clearly superior to ze perfidious anglo-saxons! Although you cannot name a French writer, artist or scholar of international importance since 1955, we are practically perfect in every way!

            So buzz off rich people of France…….we have Merkels money, funny money & Chinese dosh, so it’s ten weeks holidays all round!!


          • Christine Lagarde, Mervyn King, Tim Geithner, Uncle Tom Coblestein and all says:

            Oy vey! Will no one think of the poor bankers?! The j*w-gassing Nazis must be made to hand over all their stolen gold and given to the special people of France, Brooklyn, Muswell Hill, Tel Aviv…


          • The "French" President says:

            +1. shalom!


          • What's Left? says:

            I didn’t know that Breivik went under the name of Christine Largarde etc….whoever you are you need treatment – you sick a-hole


      • 12
        Phoney £rd Way B£iar says:

        Me too!


    • 47
      Jimmy says:

      Will Cameron hand back the millions from donors in tax exile or not?


      • 61
        Engineer says:

        Well, we know Clegg doesn’t have to, and Milibland can’t afford to.

        So that’s probably a ‘no’, then.


    • 67
      yeah, right.... says:

      Yes, but hang on. Cameron abhors tax avoidance. It is, quote, morally wrong.

      So he should be telling the French to pay up for the greater good. He might then give back some of the inheritance he received from his father, part of a fortune made partly from off-shore tax avoidance.

      And it’s great to see the Labour front bench screaming for Gary Barlow to pay tax previously avoided. He can join the queue at the local HMRC office, behind Mr and Mrs Balls, and all the other tax-sponging hypocritical filth who didnt seem to mind tax avoidance too much when they were flipping houses.


      • 111
        Anonymous says:

        Flipping homes,dubious claims on the parliamentary expenses & allowances is not just “morally wrong”,it is downright criminal theft from the taxpayers.
        Cam*ron is making a big mistake in using high moral ground approach when ,as leader of the present goverment,he has permitted the perpetrators to go almost totally unpunished & done very little towards effectively ensuring elimination of these practices within the 2 Houses of Parliament;where is the morality in that?


  2. 2
    Andrew Efiong says:

    They don’t like it up ‘em!

    If they want to use their tax system for petty gestures, we’ll gladly welcome those who seek asylum from fiscal persecution.

    They’re getting hot under the collar and it’s not from the sunshine. They realise they’ve elected a right plonker in the shape of Franky Hollande. He’s going to scare new business away from France with his nutty ideas.

    Venez nombreux, soyez les bienvenus !


    • 88
      Fish says:

      I agree, whatever that last bit means.

      And Cameron better think again if he is contemplating giving Beardy Branson’s train franchise to Frog Railways later this year.

      Cheese eating, protectionist SNCF running our trains? Sur mon corps! (is that how you say it?)


  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    They’ll go to Switzerland along with all the British tax exiles


  4. 4

    Geoffrey thinks the French should stay in France. We don’t need them dirty frogs coming over ‘ere. Stealin’ ‘rt jobs. Usin’t ‘rt hospitals ant schools.


    • 45
      Engineer says:

      And they can’t bat….


      • 53
        P. Doff says:

        Agree… always taking guard protecting their middle stump!


        • 109
          Les Battersby says:

          Aye .. does thah not see when trouble’s cummin up t’road ?

          Trere’ll be so much trouble at’mil o’er this one ah’ll be forced to ride mah rickety old bike up t’hill wid ‘Ovis loaf underneath us arm.

          Not only will ah go to’t top of our stair … i might just pluck up courage to go and sniff aahr Sally’s Garden.


  5. 5
    Shome mhisthake surely says:

    Camera-on making a sensible move! Nah!!! Nick will soon put that right to rights!!


    • 8
      Nick Clegg says:

      To right, I have some brand new toys especially designed for throwing out of my pram.

      Waaaa, Waaaa, Waaaa


  6. 6
    Well it's a thought says:

    Little bit of a hypocrite is our Camoron, he’s busy killing a lefty so called comedian profession over using a legal tax loophole and moaning about people who take their money abroad to tax islands and now he’s busy saying hello and welcome to other countries tax exiles, something wrong with that guy.


    • 33

      Not at all. We’re all in the EU together, you know, and the French have been up themselves far too much recently. Hypocrisy is the lubricant of Foreign Affairs.
      A’ Bas l’ Francais!


    • 58
      taC eht abbaJ says:

      Winding the frogs up is always permitted, and never can be prejudicial, or hypocritical, in relation to any other ongoing political events…


    • 116
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Just had an argument with the wife over this tax avoidance issue. She thinks the rich should pay up because the little man has to via P.A.Y.E.

      I told her I would use tax avoidance measures if I earned a huge salary. Why should the government demand 50-60% of my earnings for them to waste on Benefit scroungers, scummy mummies dropping kids out all over the place after opening their legs for any drug addled NED, immigrants who only come here for the generous benefits system and handing hundreds of millions of pounds to shit-hole countries which hate us. That doesn’t include the hundreds of billions wasted on useless government projects and helping to prop up the Euro.

      She said if they don’t like paying their fare share of tax then they should piss off to a country that doesn’t demand so much.

      I pointed out to her that was probably what they would do, as I would, if there was a draconian tax regime here, and then ALL that tax money would be lost. Good idea that, killing the golden goose.

      She seems to have fallen for the left’s propaganda that lawful tax avoidance should be illegal. It seems their politics of envy may be working with some people.


  7. 9
    Some garlic reeking frog says:

    Zo! zey will cros za French Shannel – we will wait for them with za guillotine when zey return!!


  8. 10
    Egg Milliband says:

    I hope that these fascist French dont steal any British jobs for British workers


  9. 13

    If he’s pissing off the French he must be doing something right. And they can stick their financial transaction tax right up le derriere too.


  10. 15
    Vichy Dave says:

    I’ll have to return them – or their money – to Angela in the Berlin Bunker


  11. 16
    illogical says:

    Never thought of Dave as a Sir Percy “Bleakly” type yet perhaps acting as The Scarred Pimpernel does fit his persona.
    Trouble is we too seek him here , and seek him there ourselves.
    Cameron and Hollande- Tale of two titties


  12. 18
    Well it's a thought says:

    Seems all European politicians including our own must be drinking the same magic water, seems to be better than magic mushrooms, it’s making them all raving nutters when we really need common sense to prevail.


    • 36
      Gonk says:

      Having visited St.Malo in 1968 and experienced at first hand the cauldron
      of French political life and seeing the end of the “30 glorious years”
      I feel qualified to say that all French politicians are twats.


  13. 19
    Joss Taskin says:

    Whatever happened to the Entente Cordiale ?? I suppose now that the frogs are living in servitude under Merkel, they don’t expect to see another blitzkrieg any time soon.


  14. 21
    Aunty Matter says:

    But hang on, should all our lefty rich socialist friends all want to move to France where they can hand over 75% of their earnings?

    Isn’t it just a straight forward swap like a prisoner exchange? Surely Jimmy Carr, Marcus Brigstock, Billy Bragg will all love to move to Socialists hell hole France and pay 75% tax?

    Don’t laugh at the back.


    • 37

      Our rich lefty socialists prefer Tuscany.


      • 99

        I only drink the very best Tuscan wines, dahling, because it reduces my carbon footprint. You see….? The bottles don’t have to travel that far and Alphonse, my pool boy, can go on his push bike, so no CO2 there either. Plus he gets all sweaty on the ride back up to my little 7 bedroom villa, and I can give him a rub down before letting him blow some cobwebs out of the old Gruniad gunt.
        Now just listen to what I tell you about how to live YOUR lives. Don’t worry your little selves about what I’m doing.


  15. 22
    Polly Pot says:

    We’ll take the French and the Greeks but we don’t want the Irish


  16. 23
    Don't Feed the Troll says:

    oh, go on ……….

    just a nibble ………

    just a little bit ……….

    go on, don’t be mean ……….

    it’s obvious Cameron doesn’t like paying tax, much like his family, so he gets the poor guys to pay whilst he enjoys the luxury of his ill-gotten wealth ….

    sounds like a typical tory to me……..


  17. 24
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    Andy Burnham on QT last night.

    Audience “Why do we have to wait until 2015 to see any of your policies”

    Burnham “Good point”



  18. 26
    Will says:

    Jimmy Carr enjoys all the benefits of living in this country so should make an appropriate contribution even he has recognised his error. France is just being vindictive to act as a sop to it’s left wing. My consultant surgeon is frence. He earns more over here via the Nhs and pays less tax.


    • 28
      Culture of Entitlement says:

      Apparently Carr didn’t loose his virginity until he was 26 and now we know why. He is a tight fisted wanker


    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      Does he speak good English Will?
      Does he stay within this country long enough to have to pay taxes to HMRC?


    • 121
      Alan Rubbishbringer says:

      Just like The Scott Trust, Jo brand, Johnaton Ross and various TV chefs should.


  19. 31
    jgm2 says:

    Notice that Vacant Ned is apologising for flooding the UK with EU immigrants whop did the jobs that our home-grown elite of unemployed considered themselves ‘too good’ or ‘too well qualified’ to do. A group of immigrants which, tahnks to our EU membership we could do fuck all about them arriving anyway.

    But is pointedly failing to apologise for flooding the UK with third world immigrants from P*k*is*tan who have no intention of doing any work or integrating. Quite the opposite. Unless you consider shagging under-age girls who are supposedly in council care as ‘integrating’.


    • 38
      Culture of Entitlement says:

      The liebor focus groups must have said that they should not be to worried about loosing the muzzy vote to Respect otherwise they would have been thrown under the bus as well (not that they shouldnt)
      F’ing Labour the demagogues of the political world.


    • 43
      The Guardian says:

      Nothing wrong with shagging under age kids, we campaign for it.


    • 46
      Gonk says:

      With characteristic bravery he has grasped the nettle of “whitey immigrants”


  20. 41
    Ah! Monika says:

    Vaz’s crooked race lawyer pal struck off: Victory for the Mail as conman is found guilty of 104 breaches of rules

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162996/Shahrokh-Mireskandari-Keith-Vazs-crooked-race-lawyer-pal-struck-off.html#ixzz1yVk0d0uu


    • 50
      Ah! Monika says:

      I wonder what Leveson would have to say about the Mail’s dreadful behavior in exposing one of his profession. Represented by 17 Barristers and he still doesn’t save himself.


  21. 44
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    The Gimp announces exam overhaul…and Tory HQ send out that full time cock Toby Young as their spokes person, while The Gimp goes to ground. Poor strategy.

    PS…It isnt going to happen anyway…watch this space


  22. 59

    Dave is a bit of a tosser but, on this occasion, he got it bang on the nail.




  23. 64
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    So its OK to isolate eastern europeans is it? Now THAT is racist.


  24. 65
    MB. says:

    Are they like our British Champagne Socialists and only paying 1% income tax?


  25. 66
    The Führer says:

    Completing the Circle.
    The next Olympic games are to be held here in Berlin. Heil Merkel


  26. 69
    jgm2 says:

    Apparently Dave was insulting the French voters who had rep*eatedly shown their wish for an end to austerity.

    That’s like ‘insulting’ a child who insists that they want ice-cream. And they want you to pay for it. It’s so thoroughly depressing this infantilization of huge swathes of the voting community. We have it here in the UK too. Apparently the bedwetters have a 10% poll lead. Wah, wah, It’s not fair. I want more money. Fix it for me. print some more money. Wah wah.

    Fucking kids.

    Which wouldn’t be a problem if there wasn’t a political party promising to hand out brightly coloured sweets all paid for by somebody else. In perpetuity.

    France is clearly doomed. They now have more children than adult voters. The more depressing thought is that after 13 years of hiring plankton to the government payroll the Maximum Imbecile has likewise destroyed the UK electorate and their grasp on reality. No wonder the rich keep their money well out of the country. If you had umpty-dump million quid would you leave it lying around where these jackasses could get their thieving hands on it?


    • 75

      When I told my son that I didn’t have any money for a new pair of trainers, he told me to go to the bank and get some more. In his defence he was 7 years old at the time.


      • 78
        jgm2 says:

        When my kids were young they thought everything cost ‘a pound’. A Mars Bar? ‘A pound’. A pair of shoes? A pound. A McDonalds? ‘A pound’. A new c*a*r? ‘A pound’. A new house? ‘A pound’.

        They also thought that there was infinite money available because any time I needed some I’d just stick a card into a machine and it would give me cash. Getting more money was simply a matter of shoving a card into a machine.

        Labour voters obviously have the mentality of five year old children.


      • 84
        Hard hearted daddy says:

        Likewise my 4 year old. “Daddy let’s go to the money machine…” Sweet innocence!

        He also learned a lesson at age 10 when I refused to pay 100 quid for a pair of the designer plimsolls he wanted for school as all his mates had some. He understood when I explained to him that 30 quid would buy him more or less the same thing and that we now had the saved 70 quid (that’s a 83.8 per cent saving according to the opposition education minister) with which we could now buy a cricket bat, a tennis racquet and some ice cream before we went home and he could keep the change for himself.


        • 107
          Jane Birkin from Paris says:

          Although I thought Sarkozy was Ok he did have his faults.

          Whilst addressing difficult questions head on is often better then beating about the bush the French Electorate do not particularly like this approach.

          The pursuit of Merkozy policies which were more inclined to lead to deflation as opposed to inflation led to Sarkozy being deserted by his influential followers.

          Hollande was given a remarkably easy ride by the French Press.

          Just wait for either the printing presses to be turned on or things to get a bit nasty.


  27. 71

    Twitter crashes. World totally unaffected. #babblefreezone


  28. 73
    Ah! Monika says:

    Emailed Gove last night with the suggestion that every teacher should have to sit with their pupils and take the same exam as them. Say 80% pass rate would be the minimum expected.
    Let’s see the NUT objections to that idea. There isn’t a parent in the land who wouldn’t think it’s a good idea.


  29. 83
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    came across an article the otherday claiming that we still have a legitimate claim to parts of france, maybe the should be paying taxes to us


  30. 89

    I suppose my income would have to be at those heady heights for me to fully appreciate high taxes, but what I do know is that “me, me,me” leads to social fracturing (for all sorts of reasons). Whereas helping others leads to people being able to pick themselvs up and get on with life contributing more to a society which is also more stable. I can only hope that if I ever become a high rate tax payer that I have the humility to accept that paying those taxes on a high income is a good, positive, socially responsible thing to do, and is in my own interest (lower crime for all sorts of reasons, and more waffly but also linkable better extended family life, more hope for the future etc).

    Greed has torn our world apart. We all suffer from it at some point. But if those corporations/individuals who only pay a tiny tax rate paid their fair share, there would be no need for high tax rates (which could easily reduce the total tax take).

    Just imagine how much better our world would be if we could relearn the lessons of the very distant past, when Maat ruled!! Nieve I know. But the way the west is going economicly we may need to refind our humanity soon. But in the meantime lets just worry about tax rates. Politicians, can you believe them. Why not focus on improving ethical behaviour in societal leadership and everything else will fall into place, rendering pettiness over tax rates insignificnt. But in the meantime huge decisions that affect the quality of life of huge tranches of people are based on tax rates.

    Please excuse the rant, but sometimes I just want to grab politicians and shake some sense into them.


    • 103
      Engineer says:

      “Greed has torn our world apart.”

      Well – up to a point. But who are the greediest at the moment? Governments. They need to learn to live within their means, not appropriate everybody else’s hard-earned at crippling rates.

      How much of your income do actually get to decide how to spend yourself? 50%? 30%? Take off everything that goes to government in taxation one way or another, and it’s probably nearer 25%. Gummint takes 75%. That’s too much.


    • 118
      Anonymous says:

      Stewart,you are living in cloud cuckoo land if you believe government would actually reduce taxation for any other reason than to garner votes at the next GE.
      I must say I feel you are being very generous in only wanting to shake some sense into the politicians;I have much stronger feelings towards them.


  31. 90
    Captain Foulenough says:

    If taxation is moral because it pays for schools and hospitals, then where does that leave politicians who set rates that they know will lead to lower revenues? Do they care about helping the needy or not?


    • 93


      1. They are simply playing the worn out political game of putting form over substance, or

      2. They genuinely believe that higher tax rates will lead to higher tax takes. History has proven otherwise, but people do believe all sorts of things. or

      3. Perhaps, however unlikley, in the current circumstance facing their own people, it really is the right thing to do. Things do change.

      How many politicians do you know who have genuinely tried to do the right thing, but failed because they doid not have the experiences of poorer/richer people, or whos egos blinded them to their ideology, or who simply forgot about the law of unintended consequences and aspects of human nature that may not be part of their own life experiences?


  32. 92
    Anonymous says:

    The thing is, what would happen if Jersey decided that it would “roll out a red carpet” of its own?

    A tax-rate equivalent of a supermarket price war?


  33. 104
    confused says:

    can’t we stop messing about and just invade France ?


  34. 105
    Be quiet little people says:

    Has Cameron closed down Daddy’s Trust? Um, thought not.

    Has Cameron persuaded his father in law, he is morally repugnant for his Trusts? Um, thought not.

    In that case Cameron, shut the **** up. Bored of hearing from you. You are Useless and Hopeless.

    Vote UKIP


  35. 106
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    Sarkozy had a Cabinet of 20.

    Hollande started with a Cabinet of 34 but was keen to point out that he was saving money thanks to an across the board 30% wage reduction.

    Today another 4 Ministers arrive.

    Remember each Minister comes with an office, secretarial staff ,non Ikea office furniture, phones, travel and a right to a flat in Paris.

    30% reductions do not apply to any of these things.

    If you can swing a nice little earner for your former mistress and mother of your four illegitimate children as they say in England ‘the jobs a good’un’.


  36. 108
    robbie says:

    c’ent est que vouz voulez F*ck off froggy twat.


  37. 113
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Chez les Gréques


  38. 119
    Jimmy No Back Bone says:

    75% tax. That is immoral or at least economically unsound. Well worth giving Ky2 a call.


  39. 123
    M Hollande's mistress says:

    Hypocrites to the left of us, hypocrites to the right of us,
    But we will all swing together.
    (With a chorus based on the red flag).


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