A LETTER from the tax office arrived a few days ago informing me that my self-assessment income tax payment was due. I copied Boris Johnson in on my reply:
Dear Officer of Revenue and Customs
Thank you for your letter of September 15 informing me of Income Tax payments due. However, I won’t be paying any income tax for the most recent tax year for the reasons stated below:
1. As you know, Income Tax covers education, health, law and order, culture, media & sport, trade & industry and transport – services which for much of 2020 were either no longer available to the public or severely reduced. Primary and secondary schools in England and Wales were open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers; culture media & sport including cinema, live theatre, opera and football stadiums were closed to all; trade & industry for many SMEs has come to a halt, in some cases permanently; planes were grounded (even though some of our taxes will no doubt go towards propping up the ailing airline operators and airports whether or not the unvaccinated are permitted to board a plane) and public transport has been significantly reduced following government guidelines to stop all but essential travel. only law and order has continued to function, with police given new powers to fine any itinerant with the temerity to drink coffee in public, attend a peaceful protest, sit on a park bench or – God forbid – throw a snowball between the hours of 11 and 11.30pm.
2. It is becoming increasingly clear that in the near future there will be no guarantees for the unvaccinated. No guarantee there will be (pre-paid) access to the NHS, social welfare, a pension, freedom to travel, to buy food, to earn, to attend college/school, to hold a passport or driver’s licence, to attend public events, to leave the house, to get a mortgage, to rent or even to vote. What would I be paying for exactly? You wouldn’t walk into a car showroom, pay £25,000 for a car and then head off shouting over your shoulder, ‘You know what, keep the car and the money, I’ll walk home.’
3. Finally, I refuse to recognise the lawful or moral legitimacy of this government. Not only has it presided over the mandatory vaccination of care home workers and the statistically insane policy of vaccinating healthy children, it has also wasted taxpayer money on PR companies instructed to terrify us into believing we were facing the bubonic plague and driving us towards ‘vaccines’ which turned out to be neither safe nor efficacious. This government forcibly relieved us of our liberty, financial security and reduced our levels of natural immunity both by imposing lockdowns and doling out vaccines which, aside from the multiple deaths and serious adverse events, can lead to autoimmune nerve damage. The government continues to lie daily to the electorate (emergency use authorisation of the ‘vaccines’ should never have been passed while alternative, safe treatments were readily available) while strangling century-old laws with a plethora of constitutionally questionable statutory instruments.
There are ten million or so self-assessment taxpayers who collectively contribute more than £50billion towards the Treasury’s annual income tax haul of £200billion. While I appreciate the government have experienced a considerable shortfall in their annual forecast of £665billion in taxes paid through VAT, National Insurance Contributions, Corporation Tax, Council Tax, Business rates, Excise Duties and other taxes, and that the only increase has been 9 per cent on alcohol duty, this mess was and continues to be entirely of the government’s own making.
Had it not been for the sponsored fearmongering, media collaboration, AWOL GPs, absent places of worship, statutory instruments and the notorious Test & Trace fiasco, schools, businesses, travel, entertainment and leisure could have remained largely unaffected by the man-made Covid virus considering that for the whole of 2020 only 1,549 healthy under-65s died with/from/of Covid – aka The Workforce.
As I understand it, the government is planning to bring in a new regime of centralised crypto ‘Britcoin’ wherein they/you will enjoy even more powers over the public’s finances. Judging by the government’s performance over the past eighteen months, which has led to the biggest annual contraction of the economy in more than 300 years since the Great Frost of 1709 and which leaves a £400billion coronavirus deficit, may I suggest that this is a very bad idea. The government should leave public finances in the hands of those who earn the money as they are the ones most likely to be cautious and selective about how it is spent.
Until there are no threats against the unvaccinated and until there are lawfully binding guarantees (which cannot be trumped by a statutory instrument) that the unvaccinated will continue to have access to a state pension, a passport, welfare, social care, the NHS, education, a mortgage or rental property, a driver’s licence, pubs, travel, churches, large social events, basic freedoms and the ability to vote etc, I will not be paying any further Income tax. Ditto if there is another lockdown. I will however continue to pay Council Tax as this covers local amenities.
Please don’t bother sending any more correspondence or I’ll take a leaf out of Dudley Moore’s playbook. When presented with a particularly aggressive letter from one provider, Moore outlined his financial strategy: That every month he puts all his bills into a hat, pulls one out and pays it. ‘And if you continue to send any more snotty letters,’ warned Moore, ‘you won’t even make it into the hat.’