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- robert blake
October 18, 2005, 6:31 pm
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Diplomats snub congestion charge
A diplomatic incident has broken out over US and German embassy staff
refusing to pay the London congestion charge.
Diplomats at both embassies have been instructed not to pay the £8 daily
charge as it is believed to be an illegal tax under international law.
But the office for London's Mayor Ken Livingstone said embassy staff were
breaking the law by not paying up.
A US embassy spokeswoman said: "We consider it a tax and it is the view of
the US Government that all direct taxes on diplomats, including this one,
are prohibited by the Vienna Convention."
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Re: OT: Herr Bliar's regime in further breach of international laws
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I know you've been away, but you should know that in your absence AWW
has changed very much and off-topic banter is now discouraged and even
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