Why Britain Doesn\'t Need the EU

If anyone thought that Britain needed to fully join the EU in order to enjoy the entertainment value of the EU's tax and regulation regime, this indicates that Britain is likely fully self-sufficient in providing this public good.

You may want to steer clear of London. Thanks to a new U.K. ticket tax that took effect February 1, passengers who fly into or through London airports will pay new taxes and fees that can add up to $159 to the cost of a ticket. This levy was the brainchild of Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and is being applied retroactively. So even if you bought your plane ticket last year, you’ll get socked with the tax surcharge.

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