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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:38 AM
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Is Her Majesty perhaps finding herself short of funds to pay for the Royal Wedding festivities?
Her Majesty's tax collectors have apparently been given orders to crack down severely on those whose Royal taxes are in arrears. Maybe, if needs be, she can touch the king of Bahrain for a loan to pay for it all. ;)


'We'll seize possessions from your homes': New threat by tax 'thugs' in second wave of letters to debtors

The taxman has sent a second wave of menacing letters to debtors, warning he will seize possessions from their homes.

HM Revenue & Customs officials were branded thugs last week after The Mail on Sunday revealed they had written to tax debtors warning their cars, TVs and computers could be grabbed and sold at auction for a fraction of their value.

MPs condemned the letters, which warned that a 2,000 flatscreen TV could be sold for 200 and an 800 laptop for 100.

One letter went to 85-year-old Richard Tanner, a former design engineer who became an MBE for aiding aircraft refuelling during the Falklands War.

Mr Tanner said he has had sleepless nights since receiving the latest HMRC letter last month.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379998/New-thr...






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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:43 AM
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1. Couldn't she just sell India or Canada or something like that to pay for it?
Maybe Hong Kong?
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:42 PM
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2. doesn't the bride's family traditionally pay for the wedding?
why not hit up Kate's mom and dad for the money?
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:56 PM
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4. For sure
they should be able to, at the very least, give HRH a good deal on party favours and loot bags for the invited guests.
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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:35 PM
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3. I Figure The Television Rights Would More Than Pay For Things n/t
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