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October 5th, 2009

The sooner the better

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It’s not often that I see something in the news which really cheers me up.

At last there are some potentially excellent repercussions from one of Labour’s proposals, and you can’t say that very often!
Gordon Brown is planning to tax those who earn over £150,000 at a rate of 50%.

The best thing I’ve heard all week is that as a direct result of this policy Tracey Emin is planning to leave the country to move to France.

Emin  made her name by displaying such shite as an unmade bed & a tent with the names of all the people she’d ever slept with, to a gullible section of society with no appreciation of what art is. Lauded as a pathfinder in  the ‘Brit-art’ movement, and unencumbered by any particular talent, she said : “So much here is simply not working now. The taxes are too high, there aren’t enough incentives to work hard, and our politicians have put me off. I reckon it would mean  me paying 65p in every pound with tax, national insurance and so on.”

Clearly she is quite correct & finds it much easier to get out of bed & display it to the public rather than work.

She said: “This Labour government has no understanding for the arts. At least in France their politicians have always understood the importance of culture and they have traditionally helped out artists with subsidy & some tax advantages.” Not that she’s thinking of herself at all, then.

Hopefully, she is right; if the French do really have an understanding of art & culture, they won’t be bothering Ms Emin.