Sunday, April 22, 2007

A trip to Karachi

A quick scan of the online newspapers today reveals a meagre crop of stories of any great interest to the blog, but we will have a look at some of the more interesting later today – not least a Sunday Times story about the Nimrod.

Just as interesting, though, are the omissions in the UK media. One is flagged up in a Karachi based newspaper, with the somewhat pedestrian name of The News. It retails the latest attempts by the EU to curb the rising flood of VAT fraud, which is costing EU member states billions.

We have covered this issue consistently on this blog, most recently here, but its is only sporadically dealt with in the MSM and rarely in British blogs. Yet, given the sums involved, and the way the issue so graphically illustrates fundamental flaws in a core EU system, you would have thought that it would get a lot more attention than it does.

However, thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can still keep abreast of what is happening, even if we have to take a virtual trip to Karachi to do so – which is definitely worth the trouble.


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