Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Americans refusing to pay English taxes (modern variation)

London has instituted a "congestion charge" for anyone who drives within a rather large designated portion of the metropolis. Staff at the US Embassy say it's a tax, and are claiming diplomatic immunity from taxation. The London mayor is claiming that it's not a tax, it's a "charge for service."

The Americans are refusing to pay, citing the Vienna Convention. The mayor counters that British officials pay road tolls in the U.S.

Does no one remember that these two particular countries generally only go to war with each other over this very sort of thing?!? ;-)

Robert at Expat Yank has more.

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