Mrs W was watching a recording of the Michael Bublé show yesterday, we watched James Herriot on Sunday – we’re suckers for dramas set back in time when Britain was a nice place to live, anyway a screeching noise suddenly emitted from the TV making me look up from making my kitchen door curtain from drink can ring pulls and I saw what appeared to be a chicken singing with Michael Bublé or judging by the noise having its neck wrung.
On closer inspection I realised it was Kelly Rowland in a chicken outfit, things people will do to get noticed.
Expecting a parcel to be delivered this Christmas.
Check out how a computer monitor was delivered.
On a more serious note
Christian pastor, businessman, modern day slaver, tax fraudster, visa overstayer.
Isaac William, 61, the preacher at St Nicholas Church in Tooting, South London was swindling taxpayers out of £2.6m in a tax fraud to pay for a million-pound property empire in Britain and abroad.
He ran a security guard company, made profits of over £6m employing illegal immigrants who were forced to work around the clock on a pittance and live in cramped caravans and huts sleeping on the floor.
To avoid paying VAT, income tax and national insurance, William hid the profits into a number of bank accounts including his charity account named ‘The Great Commission Evangelical Fellowship’.
The money was then withdrawn in cash and laundered by his wife and daughters, Sylvia, 34, who worked for Lloyds Bank, Maria Gunasekara, 33, a business manager for Barclays and their younger sister Sophie, 26, a law graduate.
The family used the cash to build a property portfolio which included eight homes in London, Surrey, Hounslow and Walsall and two holiday homes in Pakistan.
He was only rumbled him when a van belonging to William was stopped by police who found a gang of illegal foreign workers.
An investigation by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs revealed he had failed to declare £5m in profits and owed £1.1m in VAT, national insurance and tax between 1998 and 2008, which added up to £2.6m in lost interest to the taxpayer.
William was jailed for only four years after admitting ten counts of cheating the public revenue at Kingston Crown Court.
The court heard that the William born in Karachi, Pakistan came to Britain in 1989 on a six month visa to do a Christian studies course at Spurgeon’s College, London, but he overstayed his visa and was not given leave to remain here until 2000.
In October his wife and daughters were found guilty of money laundering after a six week trial. Last Friday his wife, Venus was sentenced to 16 months in jail.
His daughter Maria, was given a 12 month suspended sentence. Sylvia, received a 10 month suspended sentence and Sophia got an eight month suspended term. They were also given 100 hours of unpaid work.
Mind you £2.6m is small fry when you consider Britain’s biggest firms owe the taxman up to £25.5b, but are regularly let off the hook.
The sum owed by corporate giants is the equivalent of £1,000 for every British family, or the equivalent of everyone in the UK paying an extra 6p on the basic rate of income tax.