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Lagarde: Do as I say, not as I do

The head of the IMF won't be holidaying in Greece any time soon

A GLOBAL FUND BOSS has been roundly lambasted after she candidly told the world she doesn’t think about the poverty people are facing, but about “all these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax” when she thinks about Athens.

“I think they should also help themselves collectively”, IMF boss Christine Lagarde curtly told the Guardian, explaining they could achieve that “by all paying their tax”.

While very few would argue citizens should pay correct taxes to their governments, TS wonders if it is a tad rich coming from someone on a tax-free salary.

TS hastens to point out, though, that as a member of an international institution, Lagarde is not required to pay a penny to any taxman anywhere. Tidy.

But it’s not what she said; it’s who said it. The words ‘pot’ and ‘kettle’ spring to mind.

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