Tax ducking, bed hopping Zac Goldsmith is in hot water. Guido promotes and pursues the minimisation of taxes, but it is a bit risky for a PPC seeking public office. Zac says he hasn’t profited from non-domicile, that he volunteers more tax than he needs to and he gives oodles of cash to charidee. Nevertheless the reason Goldsmith shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this is his rank and blatant hypocrisy.
If he had been a long term advocate for lower taxes, then his stance would be understandable. Zac has done quite the opposite, he wants more taxes, ridiculous and unpopular green taxes that would cripple car drivers and frequent flyers. How can someone who keeps his fortune sewn up in offshore trusts credibly in all conscience author a report calling for taxes to increase? How green is the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from which his farm receives thousands of pounds in subsidies from the taxpayer? Without a hint of irony he will tonight give a speech in Piccadilly on the subject of how to share our collective wealth. Will that include sticking it in the Caymans? Clearly taxes are for non-environmentally-conscious people.