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Monday, 17 December 2012
Quel Choc! (Part Deux)
A new report today from the BBC states that M. Depardieu is to give up his French passport, following his move over the border to Belgium.
The star of Asterix & Obelix is very upset by comments from M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the prime minister.
From the BBC report:
The prime minister had suggested that Depardieu's move to the town of Nechin, just over the border from the French city of Lille, was unpatriotic at a time of cutbacks.
"I find this quite shabby. All that just to avoid paying tax," he said on France 2 TV channel. "Paying a tax is an act of solidarity, a patriotic act."
M. Depardieu says that so far in his career, he has paid €145,000,000 in taxes.
Given that vast sum, I am inclined to sympathise with him!
Until the next time.