6 April 2016

….and one law for the poor……...

The response to the leaked 'Panama Papers' is fascinating. One Government minister appeared on TV saying that the leak proved just how vulnerable these offshore accounts were. Bollocks. This minister spoke as if Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs had uncovered the information when, in fact, HMRC knew nothing about it or, if they did, chose to do nothing.

Compare the hiding of billions of £s, $s, Yen, Euros, Roubles etc etc, compare that hiding (and HMRC's supposed ignorance of it) to the manner in which ordinary law abiding taxpayers are examined and pursued for relatively paltrey sums of money.

Mr Cameron's claims that "we're all in this together" look rather threadbare.