Murphatollah on the radioApril 15, 2016 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie15 CommentsAnyone prepared to actually listen to this to see what he said? previousHmmnextHow will the New York Times appeal to overseas readers? 15 thoughts on “Murphatollah on the radio” The Meissen Bison April 15, 2016 at 9:13 am Sorry, I’ve an appointment to go and watch some paint drying. BraveFart April 15, 2016 at 9:17 am I heard it live while in the shower. Much of his spiel was accusing beneficial owners of businesses hiding behind nominees as corporate fraudsters and this was indefensible. I liked the bit when he felt compelled to let the public know that as well as being involved in tax, he was also a “professor of political economy” . To be fair, the woman in opposition to him wheeled on to defend the position of such arrangements was pretty uninspired. Mr Ecks April 15, 2016 at 9:34 am “To be fair, the woman in opposition to him wheeled on to defend the position of such arrangements was pretty uninspired.” Likely why they picked her. Bloke in Wales April 15, 2016 at 9:35 am To be fair, the woman in opposition to him wheeled on to defend the position of such arrangements was pretty uninspired. It was on the BBC after all. The only surprise would be if the lefty position didn’t get three supporters to the sane side’s one spokesman. JP April 15, 2016 at 10:18 am Murphy was still parroting from a 2012 article (un-referenced) in the Economist that limited liability is privilege granted by society. Van_Patten April 15, 2016 at 10:47 am Bloke in Wales This is the same BBC that is a ‘bastion of neoliberalism’ according to the Murph – to call him insane is being mild! dearieme April 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm “Murphy was still parroting … that limited liability is privilege granted by society.” More accurately, it’s a privilege granted by the law of the land. PF April 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm 8.10-8.17am (ie from 2.10 onwards into the broadcast) He’s back on his war footing again: “we have to impose our will … on those tax havens” (wrt collecting data). Forgive this sounding personal, bu I do find his tone quite pompous / nauseous. And far too decent / weak a person on the other side; he pretty much had a free rein to say what he wanted. AndrewC April 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm Whoever speaks against Murphy is always hampered by facts and reality. Van_Patten April 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm PF I think the likes of Baxter Basics MP or even Rocco Siffredi might need to sneak in a reference to ‘The Triumph of the Will’ on TRUK- he is so stupid I think the historical reference would escape him…. dsylexic April 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm murphy confuses hiding information from your competitor with hiding from the tax man – the second is not happening. now if murphaloon wants to call himself a crony capitalist for sticking up for the rights of a samsung vis a vis an apple, he should go ahead and say it. he believes all that information should be laid out there for everyone to see. i see, lets investigate if murphy’s child’s husband is an alcoholic,and if not, insinuate it anyway and then he might understand why somethings should be left private Max April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm The comments on the TR blog are sickeningly sycophantic – that’s just Murph’s opinion of himself. Dave April 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm This one deserves its own set of headlines: http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2016/04/12/we-have-a-right-to-know-who-is-committed-to-the-politics-of-jealousy-and-who-to-accountability/comment-page-1/#comment-753389 PF April 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm Dave, That is hilarious! I presume that was you taking the piss? Poor Ritchie didn’t have a clue what was going on. Jimmers April 15, 2016 at 11:19 pm Dave, I’ve just read that on TRUK. I can’t believe he actually thanked manny for the praise. I nearly pissed myself laughing. ‘The tribe’ at the end was class. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.