I think I need add very little. I would much rather none of these issues had needed to be drawn to public attention, but eventually John and I, for differing but related reasons, felt we had no choice but to disassociate with TJN because we now consider it is doing more harm than good when it comes to tax justice-related issues. The colleague who reviewed the comments made by Alex Cobham to The Times agreed. But what their analysis suggests is that this is not an issue that can be laid at the door of what that commentator calls the ‘founding group’ (otherwise called John Christensen and me) and can instead, on the basis of Alex Cobham’s own analysis provided to The Times and on its blog be laid firmly at his door, rather as John and I have suggested.
The bit they’re missing is that every organisation not subject to market forces does turn to shit. The market forces having the glorious result that when it does turn to shit then it goes bust and is cleared from the environment. This is the grand glory of the system.
You know, the system the P³ thinks shouldn’t have such prominence despite his own personal experience.