By coincidence this post is also about a David Cameron quote (see Tory Party at Prayer). According to him tax avoidance schemes are morally wrong and he attacks comedian Jimmy Carr for exploiting a loophole. However anyone who employs an accountant will be paying for advice as to how they can legally pay as little tax as possible. Is Jimmy paying enough in tax? Of course he is. If David doesn't think so then he should change the law and then I am sure that Jimmy would change his ways. The comedian (Jimmy) tells us that he pays what he has to pay.
David tugs at the heartstrings by telling us that those who pay their tax then spend their hard-earned money to go and watch the comedian. If a loan from Jimmy's own company is totally legal then on what grounds does David attack the scheme? Actually I don't mind the Prime Minister attacking the process, even if I don't know why, as it just shows deficiencies in Government policy and errors in not seeing loopholes and further failings by not correcting the situation. What I do object to is the personal attack on Jimmy Carr. It is one thing for politicians to behave like naughty children and criticise each other. It is quite another matter to criticise high profile individuals working legally.
Ed Miliband was asked for his views and he is not in favour of tax avoidance? Why not? Does he have an accountant and does his accountant tell Ed how to save money and does Ed ignore him? I don't think so.
Why does David Cameron think that some types of avoidance are morally repugnant? What does he think is acceptable tax avoidance? The Prime Minister is hoping for good headlines by telling us about hard working honest people but all it tells me is that David Cameron and Ed Miliband don't know what they are saying.
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