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Facebook taxed £1 for each sincere comment

Today HM Revenue & Customs (HRMC) defended their decision to levy £4,327 from Facebook in 2014, based on the social network giant’s contribution to the ‘sum of human kindness’. HRMC also rejected calls to link Facebook’s corporation tax to their global profits of $701m, their share bonuses of £96,000 per UK employee or, the most accurate measurement of their worth, the number of sycophantic remarks on a member’s timeline.

One user complained: ‘If they had linked their tax bill to every time someone tried to stalk a friend, we’d all be millionaires…’

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Posted: Oct 13th, 2015
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Confident Osborne, smokes crack during Conference speech

George Osbourne today highlighted his dominant positon in the polls by openly challenging Boris Johnson to a fight and demanding his turn ‘to f@$k a pig’. In a series of bizarre acts, the Chancellor ambled about the stage, fist-pumping imaginary voters and blowing kisses to the assembled press.

Sitting on the edge of the stage and openly smoking from a glass pipe, he yelled: ‘Let’s face it Britain, who else are you going to vote for now?

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Posted: Oct 7th, 2015
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Labour to implement 60 minute delay before agreeing with Tories

The Labour leadership has approved plans for an automatic ‘cooling off period’ before agreeing with the Conservatives on major policy initiatives such as the two child tax credit limit.

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Posted: Jul 13th, 2015
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Government orders inquiry into why cover-up did not work

'Have they gone yet?' Why oh why oh why

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Posted: Jul 10th, 2015
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‘Best things in life’ to be taxed at source

‘George noticed poor people enjoying the sunshine and asked how much we were making out of it,’ said a civil servant. ‘We were terrified. Eventually poor old Norris had to explain that joy is free, so it doesn’t matter what percentage VAT you apply, the government doesn’t get a penny’.

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Posted: Jul 8th, 2015
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