Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Guy Hands: everyone's going to the moon

The Terra Firma boss Guy Hands has been talking about how he and his company may leave the country - due to higher taxes on capital gains and non-domiciled residents. But where will he go?

I have been speaking to the ghost of Jim Morrison - one of Guy's closest friends - and he told me, 'I live on the moon. It's very quiet up here and the view is fantastic. I've told Guy that he just has to move all his business to the moon. There is absolutely no tax - that's the beauty of it. And I, Jimi and Janis would make him feel very welcome. The thing I like about Guy is his rock 'n' roll spirit. You don't get many financiers like him. Britain's loss would be the moon's gain.'