“But you said British authorities didn’t pursue people beyond the grave?”
“Of course they don’t, don’t be silly.”
“Well, I wouldn’t be so sure.”
“Because this Independent – it seems quite insistent. You remember when they wrote about Britain attempting to prosecute its citizens who’d been helped to die in Swiss clinics?”
“How could I forget? But we established that it wasn’t the sadly departed they actually meant, didn’t we?”
“Well, I thought we had, but they’ve gone and done it again.”
“Done what again?”
“They quoted this important research.”
“Up to 3.6million people will be liable to pay inheritance tax on their estate when they die, a report by Grant Thornton and Lombard Street Research said.”
“I mean, it’s not just anybody, right? It’s Grant Thornton and Lombard Street Research!”
“Look, for all I care it may be Humpty Dumpty Incontinental Research – they didn’t mean it!”
“But it’s Grant …”
“Ye, ye, ye; what they were trying to say is this.”
The estates of up to 3.6million people will incur inheritance tax.
“Mmmm, but …”
This post mentions the quote given in Daily Frolic 7, The Discombobulating Pronoun, and published on 7th November 2014.