June 24, 2012
Top Tory donor George Robinson was a director of Rushmore, a (failed) tax avoidance scheme that Jimmy Carr was also a listed “Director” of – alongside 500 other disappointed capitalists.
Does this mean that the Tory Party is partly funded by income made via tax avoidance. Does this not mean that the Tory party is funded by people willing to steal from the people? Our Government is dishonest if they do not immediately act to close tax sheltering by the very very rich and if they are to remain honourable they should investigate their donors and if they are making donations of tax avoided monies, then the Conservative party effectively owes tax – and must immediately pay the correct amount of it to HMRC.
Additionally, the Government cost reduction strategy has reduced the HMRC staffing levels to the point where billions of pounds in tax avoidance are unable to be investigated.
Guardian article on Tory donor tax avoidance.