I have heard some risible arguments in my time, but this is one of the most pathetic of all. The idea that those who make their homes in this country should pay towards the public services from which they and their investments benefit is not exactly bolshevism.
Indeed, it isn\’t bolshevism. Indeed, it is a terribly normal thing to do. Which is why we do do it.
Non-doms pay exactly the same tax on their earnings in the UK as any other resident of the UK does. The only difference between a non-dom and a dom is that non-doms do not pay UK tax on the money they earn out of the UK and keep out of the UK. That\’s it.
Apparently Martin Kettle doesn\’t know this. Or does and deems it necessary not to reveal this.