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He just wants to pay less tax but wasn't honest about it. 42 80.77%
He really does need more privacy and respect. Bless him. 10 19.23%
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Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I don't mind him moving out to save a load of tax but to spout that guff about needing to get out of Britain because the public and media don't respect his privacy is a bit rich on the same day his new autobiography is being serialised in a red top (after one season and at 22 yr-old FFS .)

Do you accept his excuse or not?
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No gone completely off him - you dont see amir kahn complaining
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I think he needs the privacy to be honest - he's under scruitiny more than most other sportsman
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attention seeking little sod, almost made it , more important things happening in the world, I for one won't miss him!
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

Don't blame him for moving to Switzerland, but it'd be better if he was honest about the reason. If I had a big income I wouldn't live here either. Infact, if I ever pay 40% I'm off
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

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I think he needs the privacy to be honest - he's under scruitiny more than most other sportsman
Borrox. He's talented and riding on a wave of goodwill that is filling his pockets faster than a very fast thing. And if he really doesn't want so much bother from the tiresome public and media he should stop doing so many photo-shoots and ad campaigns and flogging stories and giving sound-bites....

His motives for moving is and he should just be honest - it wouldn't have mattered to most people.
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I don't think it is for the money really
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Don't think he's handled himself all that well on a number of occasions. He's only a kid but could do better.
 
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax........ just admit it lewis you corporate wh0re
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Tax of course.
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

May return, after being a tax exile. Isn't Switzerland up for euthanasia? If I lived there. I'd probably of been 'popped off' by order.: They'll be back, JS first.:
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

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Borrox. He's talented and riding on a wave of goodwill that is filling his pockets faster than a very fast thing. And if he really doesn't want so much bother from the tiresome public and media he should stop doing so many photo-shoots and ad campaigns and flogging stories and giving sound-bites....
His motives for moving is and he should just be honest - it wouldn't have mattered to most people.
What He Said !!
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Tax - but I can't blame him
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Really can't blame him, as soon as I get the money I'm out of here, the country is a disgrace.
 
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

They're going to name a street in Stevenage after him.

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They're going to name a street in Stevenage after him.


Yup that's the real reason he did it !!

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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

He could not afford a place in Monaco yet, so Swiss next best thing
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

To make this thread easier to answer for future viewers, here's the sub-text behind the possible answers:

He just wants to pay less tax but wasn't honest about it [I love Ferrari]

He really does need more privacy and respect. Bless him. [I hate Ferrari]

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Tax, no doubt about it.
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I agree that he is leaving for tax reasons but I would also think that slating him off for it may be a bit harsh. Do we really think that he made this decision (or even came up with the idea) himself. I really doubt it. His father or accountant or team boss or other has probably suggested or even persuaded him to do it, probably for various reasons, one being the tax break, another (I think very real possibility) is to also help with his fitness. A lot of top sports men train in high altitude to help with stamina. I think we all forget that he is ONLY 22. I know if I was being hounded by the press/admirers at that age I would probably have had a nervous breakdown. All I wanted to do was get drunk and pull lots of girls (never did pull that many girls though ).
IMO I think we need to try and see the bigger (hidden picture) and try not to judge this young man too harshly

Right, bring on the Ferrari Fans!!!!!!
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I'm starting to go off Lewis Hamilton a bit.
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I Love this country,weve got a guy who kick's a double world champ's arse and every body else's.what do we do.slag him off
good luck to him,with his dosh i'd be off too.roll on next year
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I Love this country,weve got a guy who kick's a double world champ's arse and every body else's.what do we do.slag him off
good luck to him,with his dosh i'd be off too.roll on next year
Totally agree, brits seem to love putting someone on a pedestal just so they can knock him off again
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I think he's leaving the country because the street in Stevenage is named 'Spoiled-Brat Close'
I don't blame him for moving at all, but not sure of his motives in making it public knowledge. The amount of media attention he gets is largely up to him, as his enthusiasm in giving press conferences (above and beyond those imposed by his profession) is solely in his own hands. I detest the 'celebrity' culture (and I'm sure culture is the incorrect word) that we seem to gorge ourselves on in this country. I think Lewis is bidding to take over from Beckham, as this countries leading 'celebrity', and spending time and effort in pursuing this goal can only detract from his professional results. I, for one, would regret this hugely. It's a peculiarly British phenomenon, as people at the top of their chosen profession in most other countries are mostly admired for what they do, and have achieved, without the hysteria that accompanies it here. I would be greatly disappointed to see Lewis appearing on celebrity chef/dancing/singing shows, as it would both lower the esteem I have for him and detract from his performaces on the track.
While I'm at it, why do certain sports people announce their impending retirements before the due time? Are they after a collection, or just begging for more attention? I have nothing but admiration for those who announce their retirement at the moment it actually happens. We had a full bloody year of Murray Walker AFTER he'd announced he'd be retiring at the end of the following season! AND he's still making 'guest' appearances. Doesn't he understand that the word 'retire' means STOP?



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Totally agree, brits seem to love putting someone on a pedestal just so they can knock him off again

... and that's one of the reasons he'll be heading out of the country.
 
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