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Disclosure Rebellion, 1340

Andrew Flint takes a sideways look at the tax world
The issue of disclosure is currently causing some interesting debate in the pages of our sister publication Taxation. There is however nothing new under the sun.
Inside the stables of Avis Rent-a-Cob apprentice blacksmith Will Semple is shoeing Lettice a large and somewhat temperamental mare and wondering how long the Hundred Years' War will last when his thoughts are rudely interrupted by the entrance of two customers. One of them is dressed in the height of City fashion in surcote and turban the other looks as if he has been scavenging an especially loathsome stretch of low-tide Thames.
Edmund Starkadder (the well-dressed one): I wish to hire your finest palfrey...

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