So that explains Reuters’ tax coverage then

Third, it was good to see friends David Quentin, Tom Bergin, Richard Brooks and Jolyon Maugham on air.

Tom Bergin is the main Reuters reporter into international corporate tax stories. He’s friends with the Murphmonster.

That does rather explain why no Reuters story on international corporate taxation is ever quite right, doesn’t it?

7 thoughts on “So that explains Reuters’ tax coverage then”

  1. Jolyon’s alright. He pissed all over Ritchie’s mythical £120bn tax gap last year (link: What Use the Tax Gap?). I’m surprised Ritchie still claims him as a friend after that, given how he typically reacts to criticism.

  2. Arnald –

    It isn’t about knowing everything, it’s about knowing the basics.

    But then again, if you knew the basics of just about anything you wouldn’t be spending much of your most economically productive years seeking out the best neighborhood payday lenders, now would you?

  3. The fact that person A claims to be friends with person B doesn’t necessarily mean that person B is friends with person A

  4. Richie has friends, has he?
    The way he responds to almost every comment on that blog of his makes one suspect he doesn’t spend much time with them. Or maybe that’s they with him.

  5. Did not Murphy post a heavily critical blog on his own site about Jolyon’s (lack of) editorship (ie censorship) of critical comments about Murphy allowed on Murphy’s guest blog on Jolyon’s site?

    Murphy’s a chancer, or senility is setting in.

  6. “I’m surprised Ritchie still claims him as a friend after that, given how he typically reacts to criticism.”

    You can only afford to alienate so-many people in any given occupation?

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