Ed’s response to George Osborne’s interview on the Today programme

Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to George Osborne’s interview on the Today programme, when he six times refused to answer questions on Lord Green, said:

“George Osborne was asked six times whether he discussed allegations of tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green, the bank’s former chairman, and six times he refused to answer.

“What has George Osborne got to hide? People will draw their own conclusions from his total failure to answer.

“The Chancellor also struggled to explain why, since the government received these files in May 2010, only one person has been prosecuted out of 1100 names.

“David Cameron and George Osborne must now come clean about their discussions with Lord Green – both while he was a Tory Minister and before they appointed him.”

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Posted March 4th, 2015 by Ed