Thursday, 1 April 2010

Degas Pays Tax

Here's another way in which Government wastes taxpayers' money. This incompetent sculpture is Edgar Degas' bronze statue Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Foot. Soppy title. Dancer Counting Her Blisters would have been a better title, but maybe not so arty. Actually she's far too chubby to be a dancer. This work has been taken under the Acceptance In Lieu scheme to pay an outstanding inheritance tax bill of £175,000. If I were Culture Minister Margaret Hodge I'd have wanted the money. What's it got to do with Brit. heritage? Flog it to the French.


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