UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Goldsmith can’t just swim ashore and be a credible Tory candidate – Oakeshott

Press Release   •   Dec 03, 2009 10:29 GMT

“How on earth could he sit in Parliament and pass laws for our people when he hasn’t paid British taxes," said the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson.

Commenting on the news that Zac Goldsmith is to give up his non – dom  status, Lord (Matthew) Oakeshott said:

“Zac Goldsmith can’t swim ashore for tax purposes just months before an election and be a credible Tory candidate.

“How on earth could he sit in Parliament and pass laws for our people when he hasn’t paid British taxes on all his worldwide income and capital?

“It is hard to see how he could represent families struggling in the recession when he’s been given his mansions on a silver platter by Cayman Islands trusts.”