IT’S being said that if Jeremy Corbyn wins the next General Election, many of our billionaires will go to live somewhere else.
This is probably true. They will leave.
HANNAH MCKAY Jeremy Corbyn will tax your savings, your house and your income
And then they will be giving the taxes they pay here now to a government in Italy, Spain or Ireland.
Many will move their businesses too. Which is not good news for British jobs, of course.
I fear, however, it won’t just be the super-rich who bugger off. Or even the plain rich.
I reckon that even the medium-rich are planning on going. And by “medium-rich”, I mean anyone with belongings. Who can blame them?
When you start a business or open a shop, you are taking a risk.TAKING A RISK
You put your home on the line to borrow the money you need and you use up all your savings.
And then, with your fingers crossed, you get up at 5am and begin.
If it doesn’t work, you’re on the street. If it does, you make a few quid and you use that to hire staff.
And then one day, you need to expand, which means you take more risk. Then you need to borrow more money for new equipment and bigger premises.
And what’s the point when every penny you make will be stolen by Corbyn? You might as well just stay in bed.
Think I’m joking? Well, I’m not. If you add up all the money he’s promising to spend, it means every household in Britain will have to cough up an EXTRA £6,471 a year.
NOT RIGHT IN THE HEAD
To get that, he’s going to tax your savings, your house and your income. He’s going to make your pension so worthless, you’ll have to burn the paper it’s written on just to stay warm.
This is because Corbyn’s not right in the head.
Even his own brother says he’s “deranged”. And then there’s his former lover Diane Abbott, who simply cannot add up.
Have you seen the Sky drama Chernobyl?
The bit where the nuclear physicist is told to “do nothing” by her boss. Who worked in a shoe factory.
It’ll be that. Madness and idiocy — just like it was last time Britain flirted with socialism.
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I don’t want to leave Britain. It’s where my friends live, and my children.
But if Corbyn wins, they probably won’t live here any more. They will be in Rome or Dublin.
I’ll be the last person here — but don’t worry, when I eventually join everyone else I’ll be sure to do as The Sun once asked and turn out the lights before I go.
Jeremy Corbyn says he has sent a letter to the Prime Minister regarding cross-party Brexit talks and their ‘conclusion’
Convoy van-ity project
THIS week, on the M40, I found myself in a fast-moving, outside lane convoy of white vans.
It was scary because I couldn’t see past the Transit in front – which meant, to be safe, I dropped back a bit.
Alamy Can the white vans stay out of the fast lane?
And that infuriated the driver of the Mercedes Sprinter behind.
I’d have liked to pull over and let him by, as the Sprinter has no known top speed.
It’s just faster than whatever you’re in.
But I couldn’t, because of all the Renaults and Fiats in the middle lane. It was a white van jam.
And it now seems my observations are backed up by fact.
New figures show that last year, vans covered 51BILLION miles in Britain – double the amount from 1993.
In the same time, van numbers have nearly doubled from 2.1million to four million now.
The annoying thing is that almost all of them are being used to pick up and return dresses bought online by teenagers, used for one Instagram shot and sent back.
Yachts o’cashI WAS sent details of a luxury website this week where you can buy all sorts of extremely expensive cars, jewellery and homes.
It’s like browsing through Lewis Hamilton’s head.
But as I was bored, I had a look at some of the boats on offer and one caught my eye.
It was on the market for £15million. “Add to the cart?” asked the web page. The cart?!
It’s a bloody gin palace, not a packet of AA batteries.
Theron smashes theory
Rex Features Good looks don’t seem to hold Charlize Theron back
IT’S been argued by two serious-sounding professor-boffins that when a woman is extremely beautiful, it can be a liability in the workplace.
So how come Charlize Theron keeps getting work in the movie business?
Justice is Swede, Assange
EPA Justice has finally caught up with Julian Assange
HAVING a bad day? Well, it could be worse.
You could be Julian Assange, who spent seven years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and is now in jail, waiting to find out whether he goes to Sweden to be tried for rape or America to be tried for leaking military secrets.
I bet the Americans are piling on the pressure for Assange to be sent there.
But the fact is, rape is a more serious allegation than telling the internet how a tank works.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who will make the call on what happens next, would do well to remember that.
Nothing is really secureAPPARENTLY, the supposedly secure WhatsApp messaging service has been hacked by some sinister Israelis and now everyone is running about waving their arms in the air and saying nothing in their life is private any more.
This is true.
Everything is always visible to anyone who’s determined to look.
Getty – Contributor How about we ensure our rubbish doesn’t reach the ocean at all
SO, the man who took his submarine to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, SEVEN MILES below the surface of the sea, reckons he saw a plastic bag and some sweet wrappers while he was down there.
Course he did.
But I’d rather they were down there than on the beach or in a turtle.
Actually, scratch that.
I’d rather they were where they belong. In the bloody bin.
THIS week, a 20-year-old girl I know received a notice through the post to say her car had been snapped doing 41mph in a 30mph zone.
Naturally, her mother was livid. “You’ve only been driving a few months,” she said, “and this has already happened twice.
“Think of how you’d feel if you hit a pedestrian. And who’s going to pay your increased insurance premiums?”
On and on she went, saying the poor girl had to become more aware of her surroundings when driving and how she couldn’t just drift past clearly visible cameras in a daze.
Like I said, she was furious. And she remained furious right up to the moment when a photograph of the speeding car arrived.
Because the picture clearly showed that at the time of the offence, the young girl’s car was being driven by . . . her mother.
Roger’s right to go potty
Splash News Roger Daltrey was fuming when a joint was lit in his audience
IF someone lights a joint when I’m in the room, I have to stand outside until he’s finished.
The smoke literally makes me pass out.
And it seems I’m not alone.
Roger Daltrey, lead singer with The Who and an all-round good guy, let rip at a man in the audience who was smoking grass during a New York gig this week.
Between songs, the 74-year-old frontman said: “I’m allergic to that s**t.”
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And after the encore, there was another volley peppered with choice adjectives.
No need, Rog.
Next time someone lights up at a concert, point to them during My Generation and change the lyrics to “Hope you die before you get old”.
The Who rocker Roger Daltrey performs at his Las Vegas residency