Some dodgy side effects!

DO you remember Model 720 – the innocent enquiry that the Spanish tax office made telling everyone they had to declare all worldwide assets valued at over €50,000 or be fined?

We were told it wasn’t for any real reason – nobody was ever going to do anything with it. They were just gathering information.

Well I have to inform you that surprise, surprise it was absolute lies. Am I shocked? Of course not.

Am I peed off? Well, yes I am because I thought if everyone did the right thing, played the game and did the declaration that would be the end of it.

But this week we got a letter from the Spanish tax office telling us that we had underpaid our tax in 2012 which is a load of cobblers.

We had paid the tax in the UK for the rental on the property there that we owned and paid the tax here on our rental properties here.

The difference is not a fortune and we have given it to our accountant to sort out. His was ‘just pay it.’ Mine is ‘why?’

Why should we once again get mugged off?Let me know if you hear of others with this problem.

I was on TRE Viewpoint show talking about the terrible fire that killed all those innocent people recently. I read today that 34 high rise flats in 17 local authority areas have failed fire cladding safety tests.

All in the name of ‘savings.’ It’s disgusting and I hope those responsible go to prison!

Mrs S gave up smoking a few months ago but now has started again. So I thought I’d look at some of the things that could help. Vaping is out, as are patches and that gum stuff.

Then I saw an advert on US TV for a product called Chantix. I thought to myself ‘that looks like a fantastic product.’I’ll try and get her some of that.

Then, just as the ad was finishing the voice came up and started to reel off the possible side effects. Here are a few. Abnormal dreams, chronic trouble sleeping, gas, head pain, incomplete or infrequent bowel movements, throwing up, angina, trouble breathing, acute infection of the nose, throat or sinus, drowsiness, dry mouth, excessive sweating, intense abdominal pain, low energy, abnormal heart rhythm, behaving with excessive cheerfulness, delusions, depression, diabetes, giant hives, thought of suicide, paranoia, psychosis, thoughts of hurting or killing others, muscle pain, nosebleeds, ringing in the ears, sensation of spinning – and, as I said this is just SOME of the side effects!

What is this stuff? Pass me a ciggy quick! How on earth can you sell a product that can do so much damage?

If you get a chance have a look at some American adverts and see how you can die taking something that supposedly helps you stop dying of your original illness!

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