And I really mean oppression.
In the entire history of the state of Alabama in the USA there has only been one person prosecuted for tax evasion. That person was Martin Luther King Jnr in 1960.
I do rather doubt that factoid. Innumerable people have been had up for not paying their taxes. However, he ffrontery comes here:
In a state like the U.K. where the rule of law is considerably less respected than it was, the use of tax as a mechanism for oppression cannot be dismissed at some time in the future.
This from the bloke who insisted that Starbucks were dodging tax? He even claimed that their paying a margin to their Swiss coffee bean buyer was tax dodging – when the law, given transfer pricing rules, insists that the coffee bean buyer be paid a margin.