Richard Murphy is the left-wing accountant who is wheeled out by the Guardian as a rent-a-quote “expert” on tax whenever they want to justify demanding higher taxes.
He is in reality just another left-wing, poisonous advocate of the legalised looting of the productive classes. His hypocrisy was exposed when he gave the Guardian a clean bill of health despite them taking advantage of a legal loophole to avoid paying a single penny in tax when GMG made £300 million in profits. Tax justice indeed.
Murphy was also silent on GMG’s use of a Caymans Islands special purpose vehicle to avoid capital gains and has not breathed a word of condemnation of Lord Myners’ personal use of offshore tax havens to protect his assets.
Lord Myners, until a few months ago the chairman of GMG, is supposed to be the minister for tackling tax havens. There is hypocrisy on so many levels on the Guardianista left…