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The UK-based Daily Telegraph makes fun of a video produced by the English government, asking whether deserves as award for being the most boring video on youtube.

It is a tedious production, but perhaps it deserves an award for being the most sinister or collectivist video on youtube. The video is designed to bully Brits into telling tax authorities about offshore accounts, and the narrator brags that the tax authorities has “more powers” and actually has the nerve to complain that people with undeclared accounts are “robbing public services of much needed funding.”

Yes, robbery is taking place. But at the risk of pointing out the obvious, it is government that is using coercion to take money it doesn’t deserve.

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