A letter a day to number 10. No 1,400
Tuesday 12 April 2016.
Dear Mr Cameron,
My own MP has now waded into the great tax debate. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Honourable Member for the 18th Century as Vox Political aptly describes him, has apparently said, ‘tax avoidance is a matter of law, not morality’. He’s right, of course, but to quote Vox Political again, ‘Yes indeed – but when the law is made by people who participate in tax avoidance, because their own riches permit them that privilege, it is also corrupt’. Those who rig the game are the ones who are in the position to play the game and they make damned sure the game is rigged to maximise their advantage. People like me don’t even have a ringside seat, it’s simply no part of my world and nor do I want it to be, simply because it’s tedious, mind numbing, stuff.
What sparks my interest is corruption and the overwhelming dishonesty of people like you who practice deceit behind a pretence of morality without a grain of substance.
It was you who decided to make a public example of Jimmy Carr condemning his involvement in a tax avoidance scheme which you described as “frankly and morally wrong”. You went on to say, ‘It is not fair on hardworking people who do the right thing and pay their taxes to see these sorts of scams taking place’. Unlike Rees-Mogg you are quite happy to ramp up the noise on the affairs of others, sowing divisiveness for political advantage, but when I comes to your own affairs regarding Blairmore Investment Inc, and your father, you bleat, ‘I think it is being unfairly described and my father’s name unfairly written about’. Spare us, please.
Over the course of last week you finally admitted to some of your financial arrangements, but, as ever, the truth was still on holiday. You informed us that your wife, Samantha, doesn’t own any properties but owns a field in Scunthorpe. What you failed to mention is that apparently that field is a £77,000 stake in prime arable land in Normanby Estate Holdings or perhaps, as reported in 2013, it is worth. £200,000.
Who knows with you? Your life is so entangled in lies, it is impossible to know. Everything you are seems to be an elaborate pretence, a PR creation without any real substance. The only job you’ve had outside of politics was at Carlton as director of corporate affairs, gained through the help of Lady Aster on a tidy salary of about £90,000 a year. Privilege has its little perks eh, Mr Cameron?
You claimed in your manifesto, ‘We are the party of working people’. But it’s all a front, PR, the most ridiculous, vapid, nonsense. Right now, I do not doubt that your only concern is damage limitation, how to spin, lie and cheat your way out of your current difficulties. Defence minister Penny Mordaunt doesn’t think you’ve done anything wrong and that you’ve just damaged your credibility and must now demonstrate and build up ‘trust and rapport with the general public’. Once again I have to wonder what world you all live in? Has she paid no attention at all for the last six years? Your cabinet really is entirely made up of snake oil salesmen.