Hartnett and Gray duck the big questions

I see that Dave Hartnett and Paul Gray have both done podcasts, answering questions put by ‘agents’ (tax advisers to you and me).

Most notably, as far as I was concerned, they didn’t answer my questions about their interests, as listed in Who’s Who. For those who’ve forgotten, Hartnett, the director general of HMRC, likes Marcus Tullius Cicero, he says, while Paul Gray likes Wensleydale sheep.

If it weren’t for the fact that I never formally submitted the questions, I’d say this was another disgusting establishment stitch-up, and that the pair were refusing to answer the hard questions that matter to the tax profession.

Of course, the blog comments box is always open if Dave or Paul ever happen to surf by…

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