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Jimmy Carr Hits Back At David Cameron On Twitter

Jimmy Carr Hits Back At David Cameron On Twitter

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Back in 2012 Jimmy Carr was publicly outed for his tax scandal.

Amidst the uproar over the use of complex financial schemes designed to minimise tax, David Cameron had his say on the matter.

Speaking to ITV at the time, the Prime Minister said: "I think some of these schemes - and I think particularly of the Jimmy Carr scheme - I have had time to read about and I just think this is completely wrong.

"People work hard, they pay their taxes, they save up to go to one of his shows. They buy the tickets. He is taking the money from those tickets and he, as far as I can see, is putting all of that into some very dodgy tax avoiding schemes.

"That is wrong. There is nothing wrong with people planning their tax affairs to invest in their pension and plan for their retirement - that sort of tax management is fine. But some of these schemes we have seen are quite frankly morally wrong."

Fast forward four years, and the PM has come under fire this week following the leak of a huge cache of documents - dubbed the Panama Papers. These papers have revealed that Cameron's father, Ian, who passed away in 2010, was the director of an offshore investment fund under the name Blairmore Holdings.

Mr Cameron and his wife, Samantha, bought their holding in Blairmore in 1997 for £12,497 and sold it for £31,500. According to The Independent "Income tax was paid on the dividends, but the profit on the sale was just below the capital gains tax threshold for a couple."

Obviously this did not go unnoticed to Jimmy Carr who took to Twitter to give his opinion on the subject. Where he noted he was "going to keep it classy", because it would be "morally wrong" to comment on someone else's tax affairs.

Very brief, but I don't think anymore really needed to be said.

Words by Matthew Cooper

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Topics: Jimmy Carr, david cameron