I wonder if HMRC would let me rack up £3.7m in unpaid tax before I have to pay it back
I've been following this and it is absolutely shocking.
This guy was Chancellor and responsible for all the Tax and Spend polices of the Government.
How he hasn't been suspended is a travesty.
See the attached for a more detailed explanation of how Zahawi ducked and dived to try and avoid scrutiny. It is a long read but interesting to see how hard he tried to cover his tracks and gaslight any questions about his conduct.
UPDATE: this was written on 19 January, and I haven't updated it. We subsequently learned (thanks to the Guardian) that Zahawi had been charged a large penalty. And we now know, thanks to Sir Laurie Magnus, that HMRC started investigating Zahawi well before the start of this timeline, and thatwww.taxpolicy.org.uk
The guy who did all the investigative work is a specialist Tax Lawyer who tries now to investigate dodgy dealing. Nothing more dodgy than this.
Which is the reason behind the campaign for Brexit. The hedge fund grandees didn’t plough riches into the leave campaign merely to get their hands on a blue passport. Oh no.His business dealings have always shrouded in mystery, this latest issue is only one of a long running series of tax 'avoidance'.
This government is run by big business, its not for the people of Britian, its for the very wealthy to get even wealthier at everyone elses expense.