Friday, September 18, 2009

"The Attorney-General and Harriet Harman in illegal immigrant tax break stripper shocker!"

Or so ran the headline in my caffeine-deprived brain this morning.

It has been remarkably quiet of late, and having learnt from an early age that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt, I have held my tongue.

But those two stories were too good to pass up. The AG hiring illegal immigrants to clean her house? Couldn't make it up. Then, I see that Harman has business men in her sights for claiming back taxes on visits to strip clubs.

So, the AG -- negligent employer, or honest mistake? Can we expect to see the Met kicking down her front door?

As for Harman, does she really think that the bankers' worst crime and biggest failing of the last few years is sticking a bill from Stringfellows on their expenses and tax returns?

Or could it just be a dismally ineffective attempt to be seen to be doing something? Perish the thought.

For what it's worth, I have an extremely low opinion of those who feel that their clients' intelligence is such that paying a young girl to undress in front of them will make them forget the merits of the deal, and sign on the dotted line. I just don't get it. Perhaps I should conduct some research into this area. Harman's department must have some cash set aside for this sort of thing...

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