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Comment: Re:why not crack down on the rioting protesters? (Score 1) 177 177

Is that why the 5th largest French city in the world is London? As in, if all the French people in London lived in a city on their own, it would be larger than all but the 4 largest cities in France. They are there to escape the high taxes in France and to have a chance of actually finding employment.

Comment: Re:just what we all love (Score 1) 243 243

The VAT MOSS rules came in on 1st January this year, and since then, Amazon has had to charge UK VAT on sales of electronic goods (ebooks, mp3s, apps, videos, etc). They have always had to charge UK VAT on sales of physical goods.

The change here is that since 1st April, they are now paying UK Corporation Tax on their UK profits rather than Luxembourg corporate tax.

Comment: Re:How About (Score 1) 224 224

They will likely get their first car in about 10 years or so time. Will self-driving cars be ubiquitous by then? I don't think so, because the car development lifecycle doesn't move that quickly. There will be some self-driving cars in 10 years time, as a premium option, but it won't have made its way down to the budget range of models.

The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee