Is it just me, or does anyone else object to being treated as a moron by the BBC?
I have no objection to considering the extension of VAT to hot pasties, sausage rolls et c. on its merits, indeed I am more than a little sympathetic to the criticism, but the BBC are trotting out this ridiculous notion ( except for Engelbert's pile of shit you hear little else on radio two) that it is somehow too difficult for shops to decide whether they have sold a hot or a cold devonian pasty.
We managed to establish that Jaffa Cakes are non vatable without the world coming to an end, so why should it be any harder for a shop to determine whether it has heated said iitem since it was baked or taken measures to keep it hot if baked on site. Do the beeb think that we're stupid enough to fall for it? (are we indeed stupid enough to fall for it?) or are they just desperate?