Telling it like it is (?)

Alan Coren, the late editor of Punch, once wrote that, while touring Europe he climbed to the top of a hill to get a panoramic view of Luxembourg  - only to find there was a tree in the way.  The first time I flew into Luxembourg airport  a few years ago, was also the first…

The Lord giveth and the Government taketh away

In recent months, both the Obama Administration and Republican Congressional leaders have suggested that tax deductions for charitable donations should, in certain circumstances, be curbed in the future - although, in keeping with all things Campaign 2012,  the facts are  a bit thin on the ground. Frankly, I did not give this particular tax break much thought until…