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    Senior Member Country: UK Chevyman's Avatar
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    I wonder where the larger online retailers will ship from next?
    BBC News - Treasury to close loophole that allows VAT-free DVDs

    The Channel Island economies may be affected too

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    Senior Member Country: Aaland dremble wedge's Avatar
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    The problem has been that the Channel Islands are treated as being outside the EU for VAT purposes.

    Presumably then the Isle of Man would be the next port of call.

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    Hmm. How about counting the Channel Islands as part of the UK for INCOME TAX purposes, then?

    Thought not.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Windthrop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    Hmm. How about counting the Channel Islands as part of the UK for INCOME TAX purposes, then?

    Thought not.
    The Charlie Hungerfords wouldn't like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    Hmm. How about counting the Channel Islands as part of the UK for INCOME TAX purposes, then?

    Thought not.
    The Barclay brothers wouldn't like that

    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    Ahem! I think you're legally obliged to call them the 'reclusive' Barclay brothers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windthrop View Post
    The Charlie Hungerfords wouldn't like that
    Fings aint wot they used to be.......

    The number of wealthy individuals applying to live on the island has dropped dramatically in the last 40 years, with fewer than five applications per year in the last few years compared to nearly 70 per year in the early 1970s.
    Jersey tempts the rich with revised tax policy - Telegraph

    Island people, says Nicolas Sarkozy, can't understand the subtleties of European integration......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge View Post
    The problem has been that the Channel Islands are treated as being outside the EU for VAT purposes.

    Presumably then the Isle of Man would be the next port of call.
    Presumably, though in this enlightened age shouldn't the Isle of Man be called 'the Isle of non-gender specific'?.............I wouldn't be at all surprised if the PC-brigade demand that the city of Manchester be renamed 'Personchester' as well!

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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    The 'man' in Manchester actually means 'breast'. Sounds quite girly to me

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    Etymology for Isle of Man is very varied and complicated, but has very very little if anything to do with gender

    Origin of the name Man

    Isle of Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    The 'man' in Manchester actually means 'breast'. Sounds quite girly to me
    So it does Cap'n!...........I've just ascertained Manchester's etymology from Wiki, it's true, one learns something new everyday, better not tell the likes of Germaine Greer though.

    Manchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Administrator Country: Wales Steve Crook's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    The 'man' in Manchester actually means 'breast'. Sounds quite girly to me
    Except that men have breasts as well. They are often beaten in public displays of anguish

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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Except that men have breasts as well. They are often beaten in public displays of anguish

    Steve
    You have the breasts of a river-goddess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    You have the breasts of a river-goddess?
    I have a decent pair of man-boobs

    There's a difference between breasts and mammaries.

    Steve

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    I can see this thread has already taken a downhill turn towards Sillyville!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser15 View Post
    Etymology for Isle of Man is very varied and complicated, but has very very little if anything to do with gender
    Apparently the Queen is Lord of Mann and Duke of Lancaster. But that's Mann with two "n"s. "Mann" = "Isle of Man", as in: On Mann we do things our own way.

    She's also Duke of Normandy - i.e. the Channel Islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didi-5 View Post
    I can see this thread has already taken a downhill turn towards Sillyville!
    It's a fun place to spend most of your time

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    It's a fun place to spend most of your time

    Steve
    I prefer Sillyville to The Isle Of Man, where the cats have no tails, men have breasts and everyone has three legs.

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    Senior Member Country: England Tonch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by icetorch View Post
    Apparently the Queen is Lord of Mann and Duke of Lancaster. But that's Mann with two "n"s. "Mann" = "Isle of Man", as in: On Mann we do things our own way.

    She's also Duke of Normandy - i.e. the Channel Islands.
    So who is Norman? And who is Andy?

    Anyway wasn't Duke John Wayne, not Burt Lancaster?

    And wasn't Jon Lord in Deep Purple, not Queen or Manfred Mann? And wasn't it Sinatra who did it his way?

    And I thought Channel was a perfume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonch View Post
    I prefer Sillyville to The Isle Of Man, where everyone has three legs.
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    Oh, does Jake the Peg live there? Of course, if you've got three legs, that means you must also have yet another (shorter) extra limb. (You know - the one that does a Nazi salute when you see someone you fancy).

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