The Government today announced a measure to get money flowing into the economy that doesn't involve more motoring stealth taxes. From tomorrow, any foreigners living abroad will be subject to a non-domiciliary tax at a rate of 1.5%.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his new initiative to a packed audience at the O2 White Elephant Theatre in London.
He explained that any non-British person living abroad will now have to pay Her Majesty's Revenue and Custard (sic) a special tax rate of 1.5%.
He said that with 6.7 billion people on earth, if you take away the 50 odd million - and he makes no bones about some of them being very odd - Britons, he feels we could be in for a lot of tax.
He went on to say that if Labour wins the next election, they are also going to introduce a special tax on Martians, the entire Starfleet Command, including the Starship Enterprise, the other Galaxies in the Universe, (not just those made by Ford) and they also expect Dr Who to act as Tax Ambassador and tax people in both the past and future as well.
The Chancellor said: "Don't any body think we are a government of inaction. If it moves, we'll tax it."