Chancellor Needs Accountant?

May 26, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | Filed in: economics, politics.

Has anyone else spotted the irony in the fact that the man in charge of the country’s finances had to hire an accountant?

Yes, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the man who is in responsible for this country’s economic & financial matters hired an accountant to help him with his own tax return.

Now I understand that Alistair Darling’s tax return must certainly be more complicated than my own employed/self-employed self-assessment forms but considering that the man is responsible for setting the UK Budget, that’s pretty hilarious. He can pore over the figures for a whole nation and make predictions on this island’s income, tax rates & economic forecasts and yet he has to hire a professional to calculate what he owes.

That says a lot about those “in power”; for a long time it has been suspected that maybe Alistair Darling is just a figurehead for the treasury whilst someone else makes up the numbers. And, yes, “makes up the numbers” seems pretty appropriate considering the recovery & growth forecasts seem to have been wildly optimistic at times.

Whatever next, somebody pretending to be the Prime Minister?

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One comment on “Chancellor Needs Accountant?

  1. I wish there was someone pretending to be the prime minister. Quite patently that pillock in No. 10 couldn’t run his own bath let alone the country. Not sure what he thinks he’s playing at. I could speculate, but they would be a little stereotypical and possibly slanderous.

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