Rough Justice


When your name is Harry Redknapp

You get cleared of fraud in court,

Spiriting large sums of money

To an account in Monaco

In the name of your dog.

I guess he’s no worse than other

Celebrities and business men

And more likeable than some…




When it’s the likes of me and mine,

We retire on doctor’s advice.

The Inland Revenue tell us

They made a mistake and we owe

Eleven hundred pounds more

To afford from pension credits.


So someone please tell me

Where is the justice?


And so much for our rebate!

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Lynn Dye

Mon 20th Feb 2012 18:38

Thank you, Dave.
Well, we've been stalling with letters to IR, so the ball is still in their court at present.
As we are getting closer to April, when we would have expected a rebate, hopefully it should only end up that we will pay about half. Their last stock letter said we could pay in installments...

Stefan, we have used Citizens Advice in the past a few times as well, and found them to be excellent. Problem is where a government department is concerned I don't think there will be much they can do, other than help with how to pay. Thanks for suggestion :)

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Fri 17th Feb 2012 16:01

My sympathies Lynn - it took me quite a while to get money back from IR, so I would cling onto it if you can while it is under dispute.

Harry certainly had a result - cleared in court and then faved by the press for England Manager.

Isn't there something innately immoral about earning a percentage of a transfer fee for players? Can't do the supporters much good when they buy tickets!

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Lynn Dye

Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:12

Thank you for your kind comments, Tommy. :o)

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Lynn Dye

Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:12

John, I understand that tax evasion is illegal, but tax avoidance IS legal.
Well, I'm not sure what this comes under. Either it shouldn't have gone to court or he's charmed all the jury.
(Mind you, legality is not the same as morality, is it?)
Cheers for comment. :)
Lynn (believe it or not, a fellow Spurs supporter)

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John Coopey

Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:33

Lynn, You'd think they would come up with a better system than throwing him in a pond and seeing if he floated or sunk; something like, say, a jury system. Hang on a minute - wasn't he found not guilty by a jury?
Of course, for the conspiracy theory to stand up they would all have had to have been bent.
Not a very glamorous theory but maybe he was innocent?

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 15th Feb 2012 16:59

Lynn I promise you
that Citizen's Advice
go for it!

Forgot to thank you for 'Cosmetic-ization'
sorry&ta chuck.xx

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:28

The class system- more people should awaken up to it and its consequences. Good bit of suppressed anger Lynn. ;o)

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Lynn Dye

Tue 14th Feb 2012 22:36

Hi Stef, thanks for your advice. May give them a try if Colin's letter gets nowhere...

Harry, yes, you're right, ha ha, except that we wouldn't have to ACT daft - we didn't have a clue they'd undercharged us!

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Harry O'Neill

Tue 14th Feb 2012 21:59


You should`ve acted daft like Redknapp.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 14th Feb 2012 18:00

Enjoy the evening Lynn-
I,m off before I miss the Simpsons!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 14th Feb 2012 17:51

Hey Lynn-
there just is no end
to the greedy buggers
in society now is there?

In any doubts over finances
always remember Citizens Advice
they are BRILL at sorting
those kind of problems out.

Or if you want me to do it-no probs
except I charge seventy five pence
in the pound reclaimed-tee hee!xx

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