Benefit Tourism

A lot of people skirt around the subject of benefit tourism, apparently for fear of offending those from other nations who come over here and set themselves up purely in order to get a free ride on the back of the British taxpayer, but it’s high time that our politicians bit the bullet and spoke out against it.

We’ve all seen them: arriving on these shores, taking over the hearts of our cities but contributing nothing and then sending any money they make overseas. They know all the tricks: how to milk the system, how to exploit every loophole. They act as though they’re in some way apart from us, as though they’re better than us and the same rules don’t apply to them. Well, enough is enough – it has to stop!

What we need is a political leader with the courage and the will to tighten up the system and ensure that tax is charged equally and fairly to all companies trading in this country; otherwise, we are actually giving these artful tax-dodgers an unfair advantage over our own home-grown traders.

These multi-nationals should take a leaf out of our immigrants’ books: they come to this country to work and to pay tax and they make a huge net contribution to our economy and to our society as a whole. If only the same could be said of these tax-benefit tourists…

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About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
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