The arms race between HM Revenue & Customs and large corporations is a funny conundrum. On the one hand Gordon Brown and HMRC tighten up tax loopholes to increase their revenue and secure employment of their employees. On the other, large corporations pay huge sums to tax advisors to reduce their corporation tax payments and secure employment of their employees. Accordingly, Corporate Blawg considers that fundamentally the purpose of corporation tax is to keep tax advisors and other intelligent people in well-paid jobs so they do not go out on the streets and riot.
To ease Corporate Blueg's cold he ventured into Marks & Spencer to purchase an orange&raspberry drink - his favourite comfort vitamin C supplement. Corporate Blueg was fascinated to discover that no longer is it orange and raspberry but "valencia oranges & crushed willamette raspberries". This has added value to Corporate Blueg's life since he is now looking forward to valencia oranges & crushed rapberries of the Algonquin, Chilliwack, Meeka, Nootka, Tullameen, Fallgold, Redwing and Summit varieties. Thank you M&S for adding further levels of pretension to an already saturated existance.
Corporate Papawg failed his driving test for the 4th time this week. He had 6 minor faults, and two serious faults. His two serious faults were for going too fast over speed bumps and using the footbrake when coming up to a junction. Not only was Corporate Papawg well within the speeding limit (22mph) but also Corporate Papawg failed his last driving test for being too hesitant. Corporate Papwg accepts that speed-bumps are not ramps, but to fail him on going too fast when within the speed limit clearly proves that the driving test is impossible for people who went to good universities and obey the rules. Clearly some people where meant to drive and other people where meant to be driven. Corporate Papawg is, hesitantly, the latter.