Paradise Papers: Confirmation that taxes are for the little people

Inside Politics: Legal offshore tax arrangements are a source of frustration for ordinary taxpayers

The Paradise Papers have revealed how people secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Photograph: EPA

The Paradise Papers have revealed how people secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Photograph: EPA

“It’s the rich wot get the pleasure, it’s the poor wot get the pain,” goes the old saying.

And over the past number of days we have been learning the truth about how very rich people use very clever accountancy firms and lawyers to avoid paying taxes at the rates we poor mortals have to pay.

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