The mountain rescue service is in the news again, locally. As a charity, they can’t reclaim VAT on the equipment they buy (despite the fact that the Royal National Lifeboat Institute can reclaim VAT on their gear). Gordon Brown, however, has decided that he will waive VAT on the Haiti earthquake charity single, produced by Simon Cowell.
Charity, earthquakes, Haiti … clearly this is awkward territory to be tiptoed across with the most delicate of sensitivities. Oh wait, I just remembered; I’m a cartoonist.
Here are the sketches for this week’s Westmorland Gazette cartoon. The final version is already up on my site.