Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
25th Jul 2020
You said in your paragraph 4. that "In considering whether a defendant was "dishonest" the courts will look at the question based on the facts as the defendant believed them to be, and the law as the court believes it to be."
Is that still the case since the Supreme Court replaced Ghosh with Ivey (Ivey v Genting) as the test for dishonesty - and the Court of Appeal then confirmed in Barton & Booth v R that Ivey was the test to use even though the SC's comments had been obiter?
25th Jul 2020
During my career (and social life) I have often needed to return to topics that I had last studied decades before. I found it was like having a photograph that had gradually gone more and more out of focus with the passage of the years. It was much easier to restore the focus than it would be to recreate a photograph ab initio.
Like DJKL I went straight from secondary school to study engineering at a Scottish University. Unlike him I continued with engineering/physics (in the Scientific Civil Service) and that did ensure I retained the basics, with the more esoteric points being revised (or learned) when required for new projects. For that I retained a rather eclectic library (with even Latin and French dictionaries). DJKL may have forgotten many things, as he said, but I expect he will have retained an engineer's facility with numbers.
24th Jul 2020
As I understand GDP, if a man marries his housekeeper he reduces the GDP of the country (because she is no longer paid to clean his house).
11th Jul 2020
I hope HMRC will be washing their hands for at least 20 seconds.
23rd May 2020
Could someone please explain to me what Ruddles and ExAccountant are arguing about - and why they are so vituperative about each other.
24th Apr 2020
I chose an avatar to match my nom-de-plume, as will be obvious to all members who have the Gaelic.
EDIT After seeing what has become of my post I realise that my avatar has been removed or is not recognised by AccountingWEB's comments software. It used to be an image of the antlers of a deer.
Thanks to Tom 123 for exposing this problem.
1st Apr 2020
A couple of helpful articles from the Washington Post:
The Washington Post's articles are usually behind a firewall but it is providing its stories about Covid-19/coronavirus for free so that all readers have access to this important information.
21st Mar 2020
In response to Constantly Confused's approach to the trolley problem in moral philosophy: "... I also push fat men off bridges ... "
As a scientist I could never understand how the philosophers expected a fat man's body to stop a runaway trolley - his fat, sqishy body would not do so and it would all be very messy.
However, if you persuaded him to lean his weight against the supports of the bridge and push the bridge into the path of the runaway trolley then that would stop the trolley and no one would die.
4th Dec 2019
Does the OP risk encountering objections to his scheme if he ever recruits an employee with a fundamentalist religious objection to gambling?
22nd Nov 2019
In reply to DJKL and others with their re-use and recycle suggestions:
When I was a wee lad at the end of the Second World War (the one that ended in 1945) I remember butter being sold by the grocer in lumps that were beaten into an approximate brick shape with wooden paddles and then wrapped in greaseproof paper. Then that butter coated paper was used to line baking tins. Thereafter it was used as a firelighter (back in the days of open coal or wood fires). And I think there was even a fourth stage in that lifecycle that I can no longer remember.
Going back to the original post: my local Waitrose now asks at the checkout if I want a receipt - their no receipt saves more money than Lidl's little receipt.