Taking Stock - Luciano's backing track on his tax.
The stamp of honour in Italy took a dramatic turn this week following a massive backdated tax payout by Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti, who was forced to pay 25bn lire (#8m) to Italy’s tax office, said it was not a punishment because he was an ‘honourable Italian citizen’. TS asks whether Italy’s mark of honour – the embedded rule of silence – will now become whether you’ve paid your taxes. ?: