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Same as it ever was.
"Is this type of tax planning seen as aggressive?
No. Elaborate tax-planning schemes, including investments specially constructed for the purposes of cutting tax bills, have been under fire from HMRC and other quarters for several years. But the sorts of arrangements described here are generally viewed as "practical steps" taken as part of wider tax planning and tax efficiency.
Mr Ludwig said: "We have got to the point where there is an unhelpful blur between sensible, practical arrangements which are simply tax efficient, and the sorts of aggressive avoidance schemes which make the front pages." "
It's all laid out clearly in the article.
There, fixed that for you.
but it can be further defined (although its weaker than your post)
"To people in politics, saying what appears to a majority to be the right thing, is far more important than doing or saying the actual right thing."(if you can dumb down the population, then these may diverge to a greater degree)
HMRC actually give you guidance in `avoiding` inheritance tax on their own website right? https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax/inheritance-tax-planning-passing-on-property
That said, I don't disagree with your point. Do like observing spots of hypocrisy amongst the wealthy left.
in lieu of inheritance which seems a bit cheeky, although maybe it isn't.
(assuming their works are worth anything).
It's pretty much the main way that national and regional art collections are built these days, now that acquisition budgets have been slashed to nothing.
especially when they're those old school types who basically have no cash (because they don't have proper jobs) but have wealth tied up in land, property, and art collections. Lots of info panels in the National Gallery will say something was obtained 'in lieu of inheritance tax'.
a few Goya's had 'accepted by HMRC in lieu of inheritance tax'. Didn't know you could do that.
neoliberalism shouldn't be taken seriously as an intellectual stance, it is mostly just a fig-leaf for greed and anti-social behaviour
If the left did a better job of articulating the emotional differences between ideologies, rather than trying to find hypocrites or sell-outs or scabs, we would be better off.
Humans will be driven by different urges and concerns at different points, some of which will be aligned with the right-wing way of doing things, accepting that and trying to mitigate against the baser/more damaging ones might have an overall net-effect that is more beneficial than this ludicrous battle of idea(l)s.
cf: a vegetarian who would rather convert one meat eater, than have two meat-eaters reduce their intake by 51%.
And pointing out where and how it works is a big part of finding out how to fight against it IMO, that being said witch hunts are pretty crass and useless
Also im a veggie and wouldn't care either way but if forced to choose one would choose the latter
rather than trying to engage with it as an intellectual stance that can be meaningfully interrogated (which I think is just a cover-up)
Writers who've acknowledged neoliberalism have always looked at human nature and emotional arguements from wither side from the Frankfurt school to zizek or whatever today, theres loads of academic intellectualising that also includes engagement with emotion or whatever
(though I did doubt whether my syntax was clear)
How much should he have donated to Labour / charities over his children? What kind of house should he have owned? It does annoy me a touch when "lefties" are called out specifically for hypocrisy in this way.
as they're the moral guardians on these matters.
but my leftist ideals can't take much more of this
given your extensive experience within leftist grassroots...
(you're still a sad twat)
Not very libertarian of you
so don't worry about it
It's his freedom of choice to be offended, and be offensive at the same time
were rich nobility, so he isn't really betraying those.
I was born into poverty and servitude, hence I don't betray my roots.