|Mysterious message from Trevor (or Jenny) of Cornwall
||[Apr. 11th, 2008|09:11 pm]
*****On Friday 11th (almost 13th you see!) Lord Justice Battle, of Bunn,
filed for early retirement having had his court swamped by a galleryfull of
white rabbits wearing pink dungarees holding illegible banners and rattling
The ushers were powerless to eject them. Threatened with 're-pawsession' and
'de-pawtation,' they declared it was 'a police matter' and knocked off early
for the weekend.
No police spokesperson was available for comment.
The case being heard at the time, of one Mickey Mottle of Muckle, on trial
for mixing his Metaphors, then writhing without due care and ascension, will
be resumed at a later date. *****
Sorry Trevor - can't find this story on the Internet BUT..
EU court rules against U.K. in battle over teacake taxes
Apr 11, 2008 04:30 AM
Marks & Spencer Group PLC should be refunded the full £3.5 million ($6.9 million Canadian) U.K. tax authorities wrongly charged for two decades on chocolate-covered teacakes, the European Union's highest court said.
The London-based retailer has been fighting British tax officials for more than a decade to get a refund of the value-added tax it paid on teacakes between 1973 and 1994. The tax authorities argued that full repayment would "unjustly enrich" Marks & Spencer because about 90 per cent of the VAT had been passed on to customers.