Scandal has been brewing for a couple of days in Denmark over the fact that the opposition leader’s husband has mysteriously chosen to pay 15% income tax in Switzerland over the 63% rate in Denmark. Today things are coming to a head as Helle Thorning-Schmidt, leader of the Social Democratic party, has been forced to cut her family holiday short and return to the capital to defend herself.
The problem lies in the fact that the amount of time Thorning-Schmidt told the greedy Danish taxman that her husband spends in the country does not add up to the amount of times he has been seen going in and out of the family home. While many could understand a successful business man wanting to avoid surrendering nearly two thirds of his pay-packet, Guido can’t imagine Thorming-Schmidt’s in-laws would be too proud. What would the Hon. Stephen Kinnock’s father have to say about such blatant tax evasion?