Oh dear. Just when the hopping, skipping and jumping was about to bring cheer to the plebs, a junior minister opens his mouth and puts his foot in it. Calling plumbers morally wrong for doing jobs for cash reminded the proles just how inept and hypocritical this government is.
“Defer your tax payments for several years and save billions in tax? Certainly Mr Vodaphone.”
“Don’t worry about your little 'arrangements' Mr Green, no-one with any clout will notice.”
“Call yourself a limited company to avoid paying the appropriate amount of income tax? What a good idea you thousands of BBC employees - or should that be thousands of budding entrepreneurs!”
This in a week when it was revealed that umpteen trillion is squirreled away by billionaires and corporate giants in offshore tax havens all over the world.
John Major waded into very turbulent waters when he spoke fleetingly of a return to basic values. The ‘Back to Basics’ call was seized upon, particularly by the tabloids, and became a stick to beat his government with as several philandering and corrupt Ministers found out to their cost. Bringing morality into public pronouncements is highly risky. Throwing stones in greenhouses etc.
Today there are revelations in the Torygraph that many ministers have paid cash for services in their expenses claims. Including Cameron, Clegg and Osborne. Whoops.
Let the last word on this sorry matter go to a commenter on an online article on the subject in the Torygraph, “It will be a very cold day in hell before I take lessons in morality from this shower of shit.”