Saturday, July 5, 2008

UK Judges have nothing better to do

Hmmm, seems that judges in UK have nothing better to do. If thousands upon thousands of pounds can be spent upon deciding whether this is a food or a snack, then what other simple things can they get their fingers on?

LONDON — Britain's High Court has ruled that Pringles are not a potato snack, and thus are not subject to value-added tax.

Warren overruled a VAT Tribunal decision that Pringles should be subject to the 17.5-percent tax because it met the definition of "potato crisps, potato sticks, potato puffs and similar products made from the potato, or from potato flour, or from potato starch."

The judge found that Pringles were only 42 percent potato, and thus exempt.

So much for Pringles claiming that it is pure potato. Makes you wonder, what comprises the other 58%?


Isophorone said...

I am thinking that the judges really crunched long and hard on the decision.


The Captain said...