Osborne’s bluster cannot hide his total failure to answer questions over the HSBC scandal

George Osborne’s bluster cannot hide his total failure to answer questions over the HSBC scandal.

Dragged to the House of Commons this afternoon he repeatedly failed to say whether he discussed allegations of tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green before he was made a Tory Minister. What has he got to hide? People will draw their own conclusions.

George Osborne could not explain why only one person has been prosecuted out of 1100 names. And he could not say why he signed a deal with Switzerland which could prevent HMRC from getting its hands on similar information in the future.

George Osborne has been Chancellor for five years since the government first received these files in May 2010. He cannot duck responsibility for his failure to act or for the appointment of Lord Green as a Tory Minister after the government received evidence of wrongdoing.

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Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Ed

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