As a socialist, I have no problem with taxation. In fact, I think
it's an important thing. I don't mind paying what I'm due.
What does piss me off, however, is the incompetence of the
UK's Inland Revenue. They sent me a nasty letter this week demanding
my (already sent) tax returns for the previous few years. I rang them
to see what was going on and discovered that, actually, they have two
records for me in their computer system.
Remember, now, that this is the organisation that forced me to wait
ten months, attend two interviews and produce an enormous amount of
identification to get my National Insurance Number. One would assume
that the NI Number would be used as their unique identifier and having
two files for a single number would throw up some alarms? Seemingly
So now I'm told all their huffing and puffing in the letter can be
disregarded. I've written them a letter stating that I'll disregard
it. I don't trust these arseholes to not start nasty proceeding,
despite their fuckup.
If this lot's brains were putty, the windows would fall out.