It would be easy for the European Union to sort out the
problem of tax havens. All of them in Europe – the Channel Islands, the Isle of
Man, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorra, the lot – should be served with an
ultimatum: succumb to control by national and EU authorities, or it’s war or occupation. None
has armed forces and none would put up resistance. Simple stuff. Britain puts its troops into the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and closes down their money laundering, France does the same with Monaco, Germany with Liechtenstein. No one would complain apart from a handful of rich parasites. Why not?