This is arguable. Well, sort of.
But the thing is Morrissey also believes, for example, that a free person shouldn't have to work for a living if they don't want to. It's difficult to see how you can have it both ways.
Does anyone actually know if he is non-domiciled for UK tax purposes? No....
Not that it's relevant for a performer, tax is paid in the country where the income was earned. What else are we spouting?
Don't people read posts properly? I already said that, yes, Moz said in a recent interview that he spents most of his time in Switzerland but in the very next interview he said that he spents most of his time in the US(1). So what is true? He doesn't want us to know. Apart from that, how much time is left to spent time anywhere when he is not touring?(2) When was he in Switzerland this year when you don't count the show he played there? And, again, he said on stage in Chile that he is searching something permanent right now (3). Do you have to search for something you already have?
Don't people read posts properly? I already said that, yes, Moz said in a recent interview that he spents most of his time in Switzerland but in the very next interview he said that he spents most of his time in the US. So what is true?
I think he mentioned that (very good) Carson McCullers book in another interview a few years ago.
Right. A multi-millionaire celebrity is complaining that the UK's system of taxation perpetuates inequity? (Post-Thatcher, it does, but that's beside the point.) Surely, it ill behoves a man who has amassed a personal fortune amounting, purportedly, to about $30 million - for doing no more than poncing about on a stage - to complain about economic injustice.
in this context, though, it makes perfect sense that he would rail against the aristocracy, as opposed to the dominant cause of inequity in British society (from which he, personally, he profits excessively): free-market capitalism.
Nobody's denying him an opinion, or the right to voice his opinion, but the rest of us are equally entitled to express our opinion about him too. He's a multi-millionaire pop star who publicly complains about the economic injustice of the prevailing social order, despite the fact that he is unnecessarily and unjustifiably wealthy only because of that order. And then he shamelessly condemns royalty.
As for the question of why people feel entitled to "bemoan what a singer does with his money": British society is profoundly unequal and many of the problems associated with that could be very largely ameliorated were it not for the fact that stinking rich people like Morrissey avoid taxation that the rest of us are subject to.
He's a f***ing hypocrite - wake up.
most of her writing is worth tracking down
written by Carson McCullers....
' THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING '
Wonderful film! , staring the amazing Julie Harris ! 1952
One of M's favorite films... This is just a clip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elIgGbx4j3U
But they just don't make actors like this anymore. If you get a chance, worth tracking down.
Julie Harris later played in 'East of Eden' with some other two actors can't remember their names at the moment...
taxes pay for the dole and all the social programs. when he complains about taxes its all about the rich taking the hit specifically his own self. eliminating taxes or decreasing them is what widens the gap between the social classes.
the only class moz cares about is his best friend his own self.
He says that he spends most of his time in Switzerland. There's a reason for that, and it isn't the cheese.
You're point about tax is just wrong. Provided Morrissey makes sure he doesn't stay in any country other than Switzerland for long enough to be liable for income tax, he will only have to pay it in Switzerland, where it will be a few thousand pounds regardless of how much he earns.