Tring Lib Dem Nick Hollinghurst writes about tax evasion:
The Caribbean has long been famous for its whimsical and sometimes satirical popular songs called calypsos. A bit like the blues with added sunshine, they often make wry comments on the contradictions and absurdities of life.
A new one has recently been discovered in, of all places, Hong Kong. It will be of especial interest to O2, Wales & West Utilities and Northumbrian Water customers – and to the 28% of UK rail travellers who ride in passenger carriages leased from Eversholt Rail. It goes like this,
Oh, the Cayman Islands are very pretty,
The tax you pay is just itty-bitty
Tell the Revenue you’ve set up shop
Where his tax demands will have to stop!