“I love paying tax. It’s what separates us from monkeys.”
So said the wonderful Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan on Desert Island Discs last week. At 31 minutes on the recording you can hear Ian talking about how much he likes to pay tax! Good for him.
This is a man who has worked out that society works when people work together and that when it holds interests, values, services and support in common. Tax is the lubricant of that well being.