APOLOGISE! Corbyn demands Queen say sorry over ‘offshore tax dodging’ and demands review…(Lock Her Up??)

Monday, November 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

JEREMY CORBYN has suggested the Queen should “apologise” after she was today accused of using extraordinary tax-dodging financial arrangements to hide millions in cash.

Mon, Nov 6, 2017

The Labour leader said that anyone making offshore investments to avoid tax in Britain should apologise.

Mr Corbyn made the comment when asked if he thought the Queen should apologise for having offshore investments.

He replied: “Anyone that is putting money into tax havens in order to avoid taxation in Britain, and obviously investigations have to take place, should do two things: not just apologise for it but also recognise what it does to our society, because if a very wealthy person wants to avoid taxation in Britain and therefore put money into a tax haven somewhere, who loses?

“Schools, hospitals, housing, all those public services lose and the rest of the population have to pay to cover up the deficit created by that.

“We simply have to challenge the culture that there is something clever about avoiding taxation. Taxation is what gives us ambulances, gives us fire tenders, gives us safety in our lives and we all have a responsibility to pay for it.”

A Labour spokesman has said Mr Corbyn’s comments were not specifically aimed at the Queen.

They added: “Jeremy did not call for the Queen to apologise but said anyone who puts money into a tax haven to avoid paying tax should, and that they should recognise the damage done by avoidance to society. Labour is calling for a public inquiry into tax avoidance.”

Later speaking to Bloomberg Corbyn called for a review of all royal investments.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television in London on Monday, Corbyn said he also wants the royal investments to be looked at.

“There should be a review,” the Labour leader said. “An inquiry into all the revelations about the Paradise Papers.”

Asked if that includes the queen, Corbyn replied: “Everybody. The Royal Household are subject to taxation. I don’t know what has happened in that case. These issues all must be part of that.”

Britain’s head of state has been caught up in the scandal of the Paradise Papers – an explosive leak of financial documents laying bare investments in offshore tax havens by the world’s rich and powerful.

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