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New chapter of Plato’s Republic discovered, introduces concept of ‘tax’

Archaeologists working on a site just outside Athens have discovered what they believe is a hitherto unknown chapter of Plato’s seminal work ‘The Republic’, a guide to the structure and governance of an ideal state. The discovery has sent shockwaves through the philosophical community, particularly in its description of a concept Plato calls ‘tax’.

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Posted: Jul 19th, 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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Rich ‘keeping their fingers crossed’ on budget

As George Osborne finalises his first budget unencumbered by a coalition cabinet, some of the country’s richest people are nervously awaiting the result after five years of hardship in which they had to move large amounts of their wealth offshore.

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Posted: Jul 7th, 2015
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Dom Joly denied Non Dom Dom Joly status

Dom Joly, who made his fortune as a mobile phone giant by shouting into a giant mobile phone, is to be forbidden non-domiciled tax status, according to HMRC. Non Dom Dom Joly will either have to live in his native abroad or revert to his original Dom Joly status.

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Posted: Apr 9th, 2015
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Google ‘still fully committed to ludicrous inventions’

Following the withdrawal of Google Glass, the company has confirmed its intention to continue ‘seeking out ridiculous and pointless inventions’ in a bid to ‘permanently blur the boundaries between reality, science fiction and a psychotic episode caused by taking experimental drugs’.

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Posted: Jan 16th, 2015
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