This is a pretty brave attack line from John McDonnell over Tory party donors who may have avoided tax:
“Is the Prime Minister happy to receive money from big donors who are accused of tax avoidance?”
Especially when you consider that Labour’s biggest donor Unite paid no corporation tax in 2011 and 2012, despite earning £5.78 million from their £51.6 million investment portfolio. The GMB union paid zero corporation tax on its investment income of £1.6 million, neither did the Community union on their income of £4.1 million for the period. McDonnell himself received £3,000 from Unite in 2014. As of last year who were Labour’s biggest non-union donors? Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, who have been slammed by the Public Accounts Committee for “promoting tax avoidance”. To paraphrase, is the Shadow Chancellor happy to receive money from big donors who are accused of tax avoidance?
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