I didn’t think I would write any other posts on this blog. The Presidential and Legislative campaigns of 2017, which saw the political movement I have supported (in various guises and in various countries) for 20 years almost wiped out. The Parti Socialiste (PS) agonizes still, and has begun the process of choosing its new leadership, more of which elsewhere on this blog (as I am increasingly infuriated at that). However, what has moved me to write after such a long gap is my frustration at French attitudes to taxation.
I pride myself on my degree of assimilation into the French way of life, language, culture and politics. However I scratch my head with bewilderment every time the subject turns to taxation, for the French are afflicted with a terrible disease – that of the New Tax. Continue reading