UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Cameron must stop avoiding the tax dodge question - Huhne

Press Release   •   Dec 07, 2009 11:59 GMT

“David Cameron must stop dodging the question of whether Lord Ashcroft is a full UK taxpayer," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on David Cameron’s Politics Show interview, in which he tried to distinguish between the Commons and the Lords on whether non-dom tax status is acceptable, Chris Huhne said:

“Cameron’s talking nonsense to say that the Lords has no responsibility for the economy. Many Lords votes really matter for public spending and therefore tax.

“David Cameron must stop dodging the question of whether Lord Ashcroft is a full UK taxpayer.

“If it is wrong for a legislator in the Commons not to pay full UK tax, it is equally wrong for a legislator in the Lords not to pay full UK tax.

“David Cameron must answer the simple question: is Lord Ashcroft a non-dom or not?”