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We need to repeal 12 years of vile laws attacking our liberty(Henry Porter)

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...and, to judge from most of the comments, even Guardian readers have had enough.

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"At HM Revenue and Customs, officials are seeking new powers to force businesses to provide information on customers and clients, which, according to Roy Maugham, a tax partner at UHY Hacker Young, will allow HMRC to build a database of unprecedented size and power about UK citizens and businesses."

Hah! Will it bollocks! More likely, it will allow HMRC to spend millions of pounds paying someone to spend inordinate amounts of time farting about with some unwieldy, bloated system that will run massively overtime and over budget only to cancel it in the end after a huge amount of money has already gone into the developers' pockets. As usual. :confused:

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" Hah! Will it bollocks! More likely, it will allow HMRC to spend millions of pounds paying someone to spend inordinate amounts of time farting about with some unwieldy, bloated system that will run massively overtime and over budget only to cancel it in the end after a huge amount of money has already gone into the developers' pockets. As usual. :confused:

In the way that new public sector computer systems so very often do......, partly because, even once the system has been ordered the buyer's myriad competing internal committees and warring factions continue to alter the specification. Sometimes, as you say, the developer makes a fortune. Other times, with smaller projects, the developer is drowned in the morass that forms and goes broke.

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