Blunt Gets Lifted

Someone please make sense of this for us. Via Contact:

Singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT has been honoured in the Swiss ski resort Verbier, after a new chairlift was named after him. The YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL hitmaker is reportedly planning to move to Verbier in a bid to dodge UK taxes on the GBP5 million ($9.8 million) he has so far earned from his debut album BACK TO BEDLAM. And PATRICK MESSEILLER, Verbier’s director of tourism, insists Blunt is joining esteemed company. He says, “He is the godfather of the new lift. It is an honour.

So, best summarized: “Unbearable pop star moves in order to evade taxes, honoured with a Swiss ski lift.” Huh? Switzerland, your “honour” system intrigues us.

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