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George Osborne Accused Of Lying To Parliament On His 'hard Line' Against Corporate Tax Avoiders

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Osborne, lying? I'm sorry but I'm not buying that! :D

Quote: 'George Osborne is facing calls to apologise in Parliament after the official statistics body ruled he used “inappropriate” figures to trumpet the Government’s success in cracking down on tax avoidance in the last Budget.

The Chancellor told MPs in March that HM Revenue and Customs was “collecting twice as much [tax] as before” through new measures to target super-rich individuals and multinational companies, who employ expensive accountants and lawyers to shelter their vast wealth in overseas tax havens.

However, inquiries by The Independent and Private Eye established that Mr Osborne was not referring to physical money already banked by the State, and was only outlining a target of tax collected for this Parliament – one that was based on a completely different measurement from the previous five-year election cycle.

The case was referred to Sir Andrew Dilnot, head of the UK Statistics Authority, who has now concluded that direct comparisons between the figures was “inappropriate”.' [more at link]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/george-osborne-accused-of-lying-to-parliament-on-his-hard-line-against-corporate-tax-avoiders-9692327.html

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So uncollected taxes are actually rising.

This government is pretty brazen with their lies now. They claim to reduce immigration drastically, it instead increases dramatically. Taxes from the rich have doubled when in fact they pay less. Deficit to be cleared, national debt doubles and the deficit has hardly a dent. No top down reorganisation of the NHS, they then bring in the NHS bill.

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So uncollected taxes are actually rising.

This government is pretty brazen with their lies now. They claim to reduce immigration drastically, it instead increases dramatically. Taxes from the rich have doubled when in fact they pay less. Deficit to be cleared, national debt doubles and the deficit has hardly a dent. No top down reorganisation of the NHS, they then bring in the NHS bill.

One wonders why it's not a criminal offence to lie in public office.

Apparently it's actually in the job description.

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