Sunday 4 December 2016

Greed has killed our patriotism

Published 25/02/2010 | 08:20

WHILE having a conversation with a friend about this weekend’s rugby match, I was accused of being unpatriotic when I mentioned that I was going to place a wager that England would beat Declan Kidney’s men at Twickenham.

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This got me thinking about all of the bankers, tax consultants, fund managers, solicitors, stockbrokers and their clients who will travel to Twickenham this weekend, dressed in their green; together under the banner of ‘patriotism’.

Yet when these men and women get back to the office on Monday they will return to their jobs – advising and assisting their wealthy clients to avoid paying tax to the country that they so vocally support from the stands.

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