Archive for March, 2010

Belize belief

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Lord Ashcroft appears to be a perfect candidate for HMRC’s back-dating of rules. My understanding of domicile is that it represents the place where someone ‘belongs’, either by birth or by choice. If someone doesn’t believe they belong in the UK neither do they belong in our Houses of Parliament.

It is unbelievable that positions of power and influence can be acquired in this circumstance. Of course he could afford substantial donations to a political party – having saved so much in tax. What else did his money buy? Very few of us would have been surprised to learn that money donated to the Ethiopian famine relief is alleged to have been misused. There is a general acceptance of corruption in many ‘foreign’ jurisdictions. We should not be surprised to discover corruption wherever there are large sums of money involved.