Tuesday, 24 March 2015

"Methadone programme 'is a black hole', says drug misuse professor"

From the BBC:

The methadone programme in Scotland is "out of control", an expert has warned.

Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, said "it is literally a mathematically defined region of spacetime exhibiting such a strong gravitational pull that no particle or electromagnetic radiation can escape from it, into which people are disappearing".

Prof McKeganey has earned praise from English literature professors and scientists at the CERN large hadron collider in Switzerland for his excellent use of English and deep understanding of astrophysics.


A K Haart said...

Do people in black holes still have a right to treatment?

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, yes, but no medic dares go within a parsec of them :-)

Random said...

VAT is doubleplusgood.

Random said...

Mark, arguing over VAT:
"Except that a business gets to deduct input VAT from the amount of VAT collected and then remitted to HMRC. Mark Wadsworth, tax adviser, is a twit."
Yeah, so what?? I don't understand this guy.

Mark Wadsworth said...

R, these people are round the clock of stupid.

The total amount of VAT paid by a VAT registered business = one-sixth of turnover.

Some of that they pay directly to HMRC - some of that they pay to their own suppliers who in turn pay it over to HMRC.

The total amount they pay is one-sixth of turnover.

We could simply exempt transactions between VAT-registered businesses from VAT, it would come to exactly the same thing.