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4 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Isn’t it just a two quid levy on hotel rooms in the city?

Seems perfectly innocent, even reasonable perhaps when put like that. 

 

But this is SNP territory and shouldn’t be taken as innocently as first presentation might suggest. 

 

After all, 2 squid on £200 hotel room is peanuts and completely insignificant. Not quite so insignificant on a £20/night hostel though. 

 

£2 today x the number of hotel accommodation beds in Scotland = a very tidy sum of money. How long before the SNP come to rely upon it, overspend it and before you know it, it’s £3 or £4 or £5 per night. 

 

The UK desperately needs tax simplification NOT more stand alone taxes. 

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We came across the "tourist tax" some 40 year ago in France, all neatly itimized on the back of the door of the room.

I bristled at first, but on reflection, it made perfect sense, tourist visitors need facilities, on a seasonal basis only for coastal destinations that it would be unreasonable to ask the local residents to pay for, and in conscience the French did provide such needed facilities.

P.S.

Start taxing jet fuel as swingeingly as car and truck fuel is taxed as well.

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12 hours ago, scotspine1 said:

Never let your daughters hang out with scum like this piece of human filth 

 

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What a vile shitbag.

'Grime star' is the giveaway.

 

He should get life anyway just for going to court dressed like that.

Clearly zero respect or understanding of any basic human moral code.

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13 hours ago, difflock said:

We came across the "tourist tax" some 40 year ago in France, all neatly itimized on the back of the door of the room.

I bristled at first, but on reflection, it made perfect sense, tourist visitors need facilities, on a seasonal basis only for coastal destinations that it would be unreasonable to ask the local residents to pay for, and in conscience the French did provide such needed facilities.

P.S.

Start taxing jet fuel as swingeingly as car and truck fuel is taxed as well.

What I don't understand is, the Scottish government want to lower air passenger duty, but introduce a tourist tax?

 

As someone who never gets on a plane, that tax should be raised

 

:002:

 

 

 

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