+I spotted this advertisement in the London Evening Standard. Apparently thousands of U.S. citizens don’t want to pay U.S. taxes on their global earnings (all taxable by the U.S.) so they’re taking a leaf out of Boris Johnson’s book and renouncing their U.S. citizenship. What price patriotism eh? Still, there’ll be a warm welcome for them in Brexit Britain, where the better off you are the less tax you are expected to pay.
+Yes, I was in London last week, catching up on a bit of art. Not as much perhaps as I had wanted to. The latest blockbuster exhibition at Tate Modern, by Olafur Eliasson was so jam packed it was barely possible to move—my mistake for going at half term I suppose. I have to say, grumpily, that there should be reserved slots for adults only. But I’m not sure that would have made any difference, these blockbusters are designed to be money spinners and I suppose having otherwise free to enter galleries means management have to resort to naked money making ventures. The William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain was a little better, but in either case getting an appreciation of the art is pretty hopeless when huge waves of human flesh swamp every space. If you wanted to stand back to look at something, some selfish git will impose themselves between you and the object. If you press your nose up close, some space invader will be peering over your shoulder so closely they could lick your ear. However, in other parts of both galleries it is possible to escape into some sort of calm. On an earlier trip, I found a Rachel Whiteread exhibition almost entirely free of visitors, but then I only stayed for two and half minutes myself.
+In today's paper there is yet another 'prepare yourself for Brexit' advertisement, now with only '10 days to go.' Why is this waste of taxpapers' money allowed? Has the Civil Service been so cowed by Johnson and Cummings that they can't stop H.M. Government using our money to promote patent falsehoods? No wonder people are getting sick of politics, but this is merely the most recent example of the waste that is Brexit.
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