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Black Magic

Andrew Flint takes a sideways look at the month's tax news
I once wrote an article entitled Keeping St Jude Busy which was about taxpayers who had espoused what I regarded as hopeless but hopelessly quixotic arguments with the authorities. St Jude you see is the patron saint of seemingly lost causes.
What I should have realised is that the central point about the quixotic cause is that those involved do not see it as hopeless. Not only that the sort of outlook that makes tilting at windmills seem rational is not the sort that takes kindly to some smart alec writing an article about the lack of any discernable impression on the windmill. Let's just say I got mail.
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