July 24th, 2014

Premier League Already Pays £1.3 Billion in Tax Per Year


Labour’s latest proposed tax on fun is a 5% compulsory levy on Premier League football TV revenues, announced by Harriet Harman this morning. The Premier League tell Guido that they already contribute £1.3 billion in tax revenues to the government annually, so it is inevitable that the cost will be passed on to fans. The cheapest season ticket at Arsenal for the coming year is £1,014, already a 3% hike on last year, while a Sky Sports TV package sets you back another £552 a year. Under Labour you would likely end up paying more. What cost of living crisis?


  1. 1
    Ockham's Razor says:

    New Balls!


    • 19
      Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

      Isn’t this just typical of Labour’s hate of the working class. There will be another 20 new taxes to follow this to fund the sponging immigrant pouring in from everywhere.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 34
        Harriet H (The Labour Party - for the people) says:

        Of course, working class people shouldn’t be able to afford such luxuries as Football, these things are reserved for employees of the state and the middle classes.

        People like ‘us’.

        After all, when lots of working class people could afford to go to the football, everyone had to stand up, they used to chant these terribly unpleasant songs and there were far too many people in the ground to have enough room for decent seats. And they used to sell pasties and pies – not a decent prawn sandwich to be had anywhere.

        We cannot put up with such things in the modern game.


        • 144
          Vlad the Loudhailer says:

          PS. Evette and I get our Sky Sports channels paid for on our expenses by the every willing taxpayer.


        • 181
          Bloke says:

          Taxes are traditionally paid by the working classes. Beer, fags, footie. What about fishing? It ‘costs’ the government 28 billion per year to leave them alone, when they should be paying their fair share. How else can Labour Grandees live like the CEOs of successful mid-cap companies without doing anything resembling work?


      • 137
        Arse IV says:

        Says TLFSSPCLOW, from the comfort of his sofa in his tax-payer funded house, with his fucking gyro sitting on the coffee table.


        • 140
          Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

          Wrong, I receive no subsidy from the Tax Payer, in fact I pay too much tax because of all the parasites. Bring back the workhouse.


        • 182
          Bloke says:

          I presume you meant ‘Giro’ , you ignorant person.


    • 20
      The two Muppets says:

      He looks as though he needs some .


    • 61
      Tory Bare! says:

      I can see this new Labour Tax playing really well with former Labour Voters in the run-up to the General Election.

      And now, over to UKIP HQ for a comment from Nigel Farage…


      • 75
        Mycroft says:

        We’re content to let the hopeless eagerly grab the noose, thrust their heads enthusiastically into the hoop, waltz, jinkingly light-footed toward the precipice… and toss themselves off.

        Happy days.


      • 113
        Fanny Dinkelstein says:

        Socialism/Communism politics is so easy. A problem is presented and the solution is always the same, the state must do more. To do this we must tax you or someone else and the state will solve the problem. The far right have a similar simplistic solution, there is a problem and the solution is to expel or eradicate a particular group of people who are causing the problem. If Labour get back in either with a majority or with the help of the leftward leaning Lib Dems, the first few years will be dominated by “having to keep to the previous governments spending limits and we’ve inherited a mess”. Followed by tax and spend, ” aren’t we doing well”! Of course all the while the debt meter will be increasing and the economy declining as taxes are increased to further ludicrous social/union policies. Before you vote Labour or any other party that let’s them in, think hard and long about what you are going to cause.


    • 126
      táxpáyér says:

      If you didn’t believe all “greens” are really dirty marxists, here’s proof



      • 139
        Ockham's Razor says:

        The Sierra Club endorsed Obama for President in 2008 citing his strong record of support for clean air, wetlands protection, and clean energy.

        They then participated in a civil disobedience protest against the Obama regime for allowing the Keystone XL pipeline.

        There is Marxism for you… Laughable!

        Vote UKIP :-D


    • 138
      H Harmskids says:

      Liebore at it again, seizing another opportunity to raise money for “investment”. No doubt PIE will be a beneficiary.


    • 159

      Ballsey, what a player eh ?
      The speed of a hippopotamus and the strength of a bambi gazelle .

      Should OF COURSE have been selected for England. He might have got a couple by “paunching” them in off the abdomen.


    • 188
      PIE in the sky says:

      Foot Balls Tax.


    • 189
      Harriet Pieman says:

      I’m going to spend, spend, spend!


  2. 2
    Ed Balls says:

    Who is that fat bastard


    • 6
      All the world says:

      I don’t know who he is, but I hope he is paying his correct amount of tax


      • 22
        Mother Earth says:

        I don’t know who he is either, but I’m still carrying the bruise from where that fat bastard landed on me.


      • 65
        Correct Amount says:

        Has any of the Labour representatives, sponsors or votes ever offered to pay more tax than they do.

        Like I’m a celebrity, I pay income tax at 45%. It should be 70%. Here is the difference Mr Tax Man. Well done that celebrity, from Mr Miliband.

        Ever heard it?


  3. 3
    One Notion Labour says:

    Tax it/them.


  4. 4
    Old Salvo says:

    Labour balloons it over the bar. Again.


  5. 5
    Ben E Fitz Clement says:

    ‘while a Sky Sports TV package sets you back another £552 a year’

    Yeah right.


  6. 7
    Paniagua says:

    Is the dog he tried to kick out of shot?


  7. 8
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Other Peoples Money For Labours People
    Professional scroungers represented by Political scroungers


    • 51
      Mycroft says:

      You right on the money here.

      Labour would need to take the equivalent of another 10p per pound on income tax to fund there existing plans.

      Reality, the state is useless and fumble-fingered with our money, remember it is OUR money, we agree to being taxed so that in return we make GAINS in social improvement that we couldn’t if we were to act singly.

      Now, I doubt that any single one of us would allow the losses all the recent Govs has dismissed with a wave of the hand regarding just IT contracts.

      Would any one of us really sit down and having been given others money accept £500million losses?

      Not one of us, we’d be in amongst the rabble fighting to string those responsible up.

      But they don’t give a flying f’ck.

      You’re tied to PAYE or if you even show dissent you are penalised.

      With both the above they really don’t hae to give a flying f’ck, any loss is written off because there is more to taxation to cover the cluster-f’ck.

      There is a moral aspect to this, the state must be pegged back, the goal, the attainable goal is to reduce the overall tax take to 33%… at the moment it is closing in on 50%

      “2 for me for my work, 1 for you for my betterment.” is a meme we need as a whole to adopt.


      • 83
        Snowtax says:

        Well why don’t you fuck off to somewhere like Dubai then?


        • 93
          Mycroft says:

          Why would I do that?

          Walking away from a Country I can trace 900 years of history in is not on the cards for me.


        • 108
          One, 2, miss a few, 99, 100! says:

          That’s all Labour can do, Tax, Tax, Tax. They’ve said nothing about areas where they can make savings (they like to call them ‘Cuts’ but they’re not CUTS when we’re having to borrow the money in the first place). They’re a pox on Fiscal Constraint and would have us running back to the IMF by the end of the decade if they get back in. If you want a smaller Government, spending within your means, greater individual rights, better representation and a greater say in what Government do, then you know who the ONLY real Libertarian Party is..

          Vote UKIP :)


      • 97
        Anonymous says:

        What I liked when I was in the US is the way they write ‘Your tax dollars are paying for this work’ when road works etc were being done on the public purse. Compare with ‘the government pays’ via local authority or ministry in Europe.


        • 106
          "Three-Dollar" B!ll says:

          “Your tax dollars are OVER-paying for this work” lining the trouser pockets of some contractors who are favoured over others, were the truth to be told. But it’s a start, in any event.


  8. 9
    Ed Balls says:

    I may look slightly overweight, but weight doesn’t matter when you are an athlete (with your wife) in the Doubles triple flip event.


  9. 10
    still walking into darkness says:

    In interests of equality shouldn’t there be some female players, perhaps a quota per team or all women squad lists here and there

    Liked by 1 person

    • 28
      Harridan Harpic says:

      If we had Wimmin in football rather than hateful hateful men I would find it difficult to tax the sport until the pips squeaked.


  10. 11
    John Bellingham says:

    More proof of political and economic illiteracy.
    What, no VAT on rent boys’ fees?


  11. 12
    Labour Health Advice says:

    Keep in the pink with ciggies and drink.


  12. 13
    The two Muppets says:

    Typical Labour , straight in with two feet before they have worked out
    the details . God forbid that we ever let the Party that trashed our
    economy last time anywhere near Government .

    Liked by 4 people

    • 183
      Bob cuntface Crow says:

      33 percent of braindead, monkey inbred northerners,foreign filth and public sector c unts think otherwise.Here are the keys Mr Milliband/ Balls,do your worst.The right will pop back in 5 years and try and repair it again.


  13. 14
    Mo Farahahahaha says:


  14. 15
    Love football/Hate opera says:

    Scoring an own goal ten months before kick-off?


  15. 16
    Sick of the greed and Lies(still) says:

    I am really surprised that she didn’t mention the Coalition Government selling off school playing fields.
    That was an own goal in my opinion. Oh wait….


  16. 17
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Why watch football? Tiddlywinks is a sport which is relatively free of tax. We played it at the Grammar School.

    Why is in not much more popular?


  17. 18
    I wanted to be dep. says:

    It’s a tax on men.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. 24
    David Ward says:

    Hello from Israeli Border Patrol.


  19. 26
    Birmingham Education Department. says:

    All sports are evil.

    Only worship Allah not Mourinho.


  20. 27
    Oooo look over there ,no not this way says:

    Vote Liebour and pay your taxes, how do you think the MPs can pay for all that champagne after all the Liebour ones are all “working class” like that horrible Harman woman, you get what you vote for and and pensioners can’t complain when the Wavertree MP says you have to pay higher taxes and bedroom taxes remember when they were going to tax people on garden updates and proposed to take air photos of all the gardens, remember it’s easier to do now with quadcopters fitted with HD camera’s, vote Liebour and enjoy the comforts of the 5am knock on the door , ID cards, if you have done nothing wrong etc, your guilty until you prove your innocent.


  21. 30
    Will says:

    If this is the best tax policy they can come up with. It’s the politics of envy. Whilst the extreme revenue of the premier league may be obscene, proposing a tax would not help. It’s not smart to piss of football fans as the premier league will just cut the amount it pays in solidarity payments to the league rather than cut its members revenue.


  22. 35
    Is the fat fuck trying to be ironic? says:


  23. 36
    Clown (Ex Swivel-Eyed Loon) says:

    This is the fat fucking idiot that just cost the taxpayer another £680,000 over Sharon cünting Shoesmith’s unfair dismissal,


    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      Yep, you’re right there!! I agreed with him that she should be sacked but I think he went in too quickly and didn’t make sure that there was no way that she should claim unfair dismissal.

      There was one thing that you could be absolutely certain about Sharon Shoesmith and that is she would know her employment rights right down to the last full stop!!


  24. 38
    Commonwealth says:


  25. 39
    BBC Race Monitor says:

    Can’t we use Photoshop to make this fat guy a little darker?


  26. 42
    Everard says:

    Why not:-

    Work or do chores for free. No company or family ever makes a profit from your labour and the state gives everybody pocket money each week.

    That was fine for me when I was a child growing up


  27. 47
    ISIUK says:

    We will only have one tax. Jizya

    Vote ISIUK – by vote we just mean as you were.


  28. 52
    Harridan Harmanhater says:



  29. 53
    Oy Vey says:

    An Air Algerie plane with 110 passengers & six crew members on board has vanished from radar http://bit.ly/WF1bI6


  30. 54
    Shoestring says:


  31. 59
    Cheryl Fernandez-Versini says:

    Way Ayyy pet!

    I’ve got a French surname now…and it’s double bazzelled.

    That means I’m dead sofistkated me like.

    Like that David Ginola like.

    And I got elfy lookin ‘air too.


  32. 64
    Well done Camoron...doh! says:

    City of London to bear the brunt of EU sanctions on Russia


    New EU sanctions to block Russia’s “access to capital markets”, dominated by Britain’s banking sector, will target business worth up £6billion a year in bonds issued by Russian state-owned banks and financial institutions in European markets.


  33. 66

    From the real land of the loonies:

    Anyone online – check the number of UKIP advertised candidates who have been surrounded by Pro-R’ussian Tw!tter accounts, some alleging to be from UK: it’s an eye opener. Could be problematic.

    Vote UKIP :-D


  34. 71
    Thankyou very much for jumping on the bandwagon Balls says:

    Sacked Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith awarded £680,000 for unfair dismissal.

    Will Balls be contributing as it was his initiative to gain some political capital.


    • 157
      HMRC Taxation and Spending -AKA as an Accountability Laundering Exercise says:

      Are you high? Money grows on trees in Labour La,La Land, and Accountability is for the lesser minions. As for this £680,000 bill, I’d sent every one of the 18,365 people of Morley and Outwood who voted for him the bill. That equates to £37 each. Job done.


    • 161
      Dangerous Brian says:

      She’ll be on the Beeb later, bleating about justice, truth, victimisation etc.
      Meanwhile Baby P (and many more I suggest) is still dead.


  35. 79
    pedant says:

    The correct phrase is ‘you would be likely to end up paying more’.


    • 96
      Bored now says:

      Since when did Guido care about Grammar or even facts for that matter when it comes to left bashing.


  36. 93
    vera says:


    any ordinary Joe would be preparing for a trial and possible sentence – MP gets a caution – all in it together my arse


    • 103
      Moshe says:

      Vera? Schmera! You are one of us Hasbara Goons!


    • 125
      David Ruffley says:

      Peter Sutcliffe is campaigning for my continued service in parliament

      During a seance with te vile dead whores that he mutilated he has apologised and the have forgiven him

      Vote Conservative!
      we know where your wives and daughters live


  37. 100
    Harriet Harridan says:

    Just the other week I was outraged that the Tories misrepresented my phone-in conversation on the middle class and tax. Today, I propose a new tax. I’m not at all embarrassed by this.


  38. 102
    Stop Press says:

    Mo Mohammed Farah may run for ISIS in Brazil.


  39. 110
    singlemothafukkas says:

    Will no one rid us of that bat crazy marxist post-menopausal rancid bitch?


  40. 112
    David Ruffley says:

    I was not offside!
    I hit her squarely on the chin followd by a swift kick to the tits
    She has accepted my apology (she knows whats good for her)


  41. 124
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Tax on sport!, lets examine the ‘logic’ of this, surely in the interests of fairness (ugh), would need to be implemented also to
    Rugby league
    Rugby union
    Formula one
    Or has the Harridan just got a particular dislike for white working class type people.


  42. 127
    David "Tyson" Ruffley says:

    As a spoertsman I have decided to release a series of bouts on SKY


  43. 136
    Colin McLeod says:

    Saturday 19th July 2014 Ed Milliband says ‘we will not be a tax and spend government’

    Wednesday 23rd July 2014 Harriet Harman says ‘we will levy taxes on the premier league to fund additional spending on school sports’

    Fucking dumwits


  44. 141
    Finger of Fun says:

    Balls has just cost the taxpayer £700,000, as this was paid to Shoesmith when he cocked up her sacking. Useless at everything.


  45. 142
    Simple minds think alike too! says:

    Labour Ataxs working class!


  46. 145
    AJC says:

    Mad Hattie. PIE in the Sky/Sky+?


  47. 146
    Horrid old Harpy says:

    They should… It’s true… Squawk screech feminism squawk


  48. 149

    Why not ban people on benefits getting Sky TV Ed?


  49. 153
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Does Ed Balls eat at the same place as Diane Abbott. That’s some gut he has produced.


  50. 155
    Ed Balls says:

    If these are the taxes that labour are talking about, then the country should be more worried about the planned taxes that labour aren’t talking about.


  51. 158
    Jon Snow C4 News Wanker says:

    We only cover stories from Gaza. Hamas have not fire a single rocket into Israel. It’s all Israeli propaganda. I love Hamas.


    • 162
      Transparentlynot says:

      Ad hominem.

      Pardon – complaining about bias in the MSM against Israel ?!

      Maybe the deal is that there is one ‘allowed’ biased Palestinian report – for every 100 biased Israel reports.

      In the interests of balance of course.


    • 165
      Dangerous Brian says:

      What I would like to know, without for one minute seeming to side with Ishraeel, is, if it is impossible to get a packet of pasta or a bottle of clean water through the “blockade” how can Hamas manage to get 100 rockets a week in.
      Is somebody;
      1. Lying?
      2. Promoting a Palestinian agenda?

      Liked by 1 person

  52. 160
    Transparentlynot says:

    Another ‘Sponsored Post’ from Guido ?


  53. 172
    Ooooooone Hunddddddred and EIGHTY says:

    With that champagne socialist’s over porked belly, maybe Balls Up should stick to darts!!


  54. 176
    Wonga says:

    Only an arsehole (Piers Morgan) would pay Arse-nal £1k a year.


  55. 177
    Cynic says:

    Id rather see a tax on black gay porn


  56. 178
    visibly shaken says:

    i will enjoy reading the cost benefit analysis on this one.

    ultimately I think the premier league tv contracts are fixed in the short term so this will mean less money to clubs who will opt to raise ticket prices and reduce wages (therefore the quality of footie).

    in the longer term, I hope a loophole is found however, it is likely to inflate retail prices for tv and tickets, the quality of football will fall and fewer people will watch. it may increase piracy too.

    so there we have it indiscriminate indirect taxation is never free this one will have an economic cost. i expect many taxes like this, pension raids, oil and energy company windfall taxes. maybe a window tax?

    good one old labour


  57. 190

    so…what happens when nobody but the rich can afford to attend games any longer?


  58. 191
    Anonymous says:

    No I wouldn’t. I don’t have any season ticket, or pay for viewing other than BBC. It’s a choice not a necessity!


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