Ed Miliband promises not to back down tax avoidance
Regardless of the frequency and intensity of attacks, Ed Miliband has promised that he will not back down in the campaign he is taking part against tax avoidance by saying that he will insist that the rich and the poor should have the same rules.
He will also say that the episode of financial scandals has threatened the fabric of a society that is dependent on all sections that abide by the same rules. He said, “It does not matter how much I get attacked for this; I am not backing down. Two weeks ago, the British people were being told how to vote by a billionaire who doesn’t even pay tax in the United Kingdom and has moved the HQ of his company, Boots, from Nottingham to Switzerland.”
At the end of the week, he and his aides were attacked by different sections of the press over his tax affairs and how he likened the HSBC crisis to the phone-hacking episode in which Miliband had to confront Rupert Murdoch.
He will also point out the tax gap that has widened to nearly £34bn and will also accuse the government of shrugging its shoulders instead of ensuring that the rich can’t fence themselves with the influence they have and start taking up responsibilities. He will also claim that such irresponsible act will ultimately threaten the fabric of the society.
Last week, he promised that the next Labour government would tackle the issue of tax avoidance.