Saturday, April 22, 2006

Catch that on film...

Like any good socialist, Gordon Brown rarely wastes a chance to patronise. Like lecturing the IMF on the perils of protectionism.

Yet Gordon has a giant anti-free trade measure in his own 2006 Finance Bill. Despite getting £66m of lottery money, Gordon will throw the film industry tax subsidies of more than £0.5 billion a year, but only for films that have "British" content. Wouldn't knocking 0.5p off the corporate tax rate have been far more sensible?

Film is frequently listed as one of Gordon Brown's favourite interests.


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