Miliband: 'It's not for politicians to lecture on morals'

Quote of the day: 'I'm not in favour of tax avoidance obviously, but I don't think it is for politicians to lecture people about morality.' Labour leader Ed Miliband wades into the Jimmy Carr tax avoidance debate today with a little light-hearted satire of his own. Comedian Jimmy Carr caused public outrage earlier this week when it was revealed he has stashed £3.3m a year in a tax haven to avoid paying HMRC. After originally laughing off the furore, Carr has now changed tack, saying: 'I now realise I've made a terrible error of judgement.' Miliband added, 'Politicians need to change the law to prevent tax avoidance happening.'

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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