Ray Winstone has always been a staple of the British film industry, but he has admitted that he may not be there much longer due to his dislike of the country's tax system.
In an interview with talkSPORT [via Daily Mail], Winstone discusses what he feels is the exhorbitantly high tax rate that the country's citizens and business have to pay. He says that the government was ‘taking too much in exchange for too little’, adding, "There are more holes in the roads than a tennis racket, we can’t build hospitals and fire stations are closing."
He also says that if this continues, he may leave the UK altogether and set up his home somewhere else. He says, "I can see myself leaving. I love this country but I’ve had enough. I don’t see what we are being given back. I just see the country being raped."
Winstone is among the country's elite, but his views have been supported and repeated by the majority in the UK. Most people feel that the tax system has just gotten unbearably high, and it's not justified enough to keep increasing. They feel that despite the government's reassurances that their tax money is well spent, they do not see the benefits and effects of these tax increases.