Tax Inspectors Question Winner's Food Expenses
DEATH WISH director MICHAEL WINNER has rubbished claims by tax inspectors he exaggerates his expenses when working as a restaurant reviewer. Film-maker Winner is also a respected food critic in his native Britain, and writes weekly reviews for newspaper The Sunday Times. However, he is facing an inquiry after tax inspectors became suspicious over his high dinner bills. Winner says, "Food critics have to go out to eat, they have no choice. "On such outings I don't eat to 'satisfy the need to live'. I eat to satisfy the editor of The Sunday Times. A cup of tea and a salad would satisfy my need to live. "If I handed in a report on that as a restaurant meal the esteemed editor would say, "You're taking the p**s Mr Winner, please leave the building!"