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Cameron Is Right: Of Course Gary Barlow Can Keep His Poxy OBE

by | 12th, May 2014



SO. Gary Barlow’s been found to have “invested” in a tax avoidance scheme. So therefore there are cries that he should be stripped of his OBE, or hand it back himself. The very idea of which is bloody stupid.

For he’s not actually broken the law as yet. He’ll only do that if he doesn’t stump up the tax which HMRC now thinks is rightfully due .

 David Cameron today insisted it is not ‘necessary’ for Gary Barlow to be stripped of his OBE despite a court ruling the Take That star had invested in a massive tax avoidance scheme.

Barlow has been branded ‘unethical’ by one MP and faced a barrage of criticism on social media, but the Prime Minister insisted the singer had ‘done a huge amount for the country’ including raising money for charity.

Much as it pains me to say this Cameron is correct here. Even if not for the right reason.

When (Sir) Lester Piggott was sent to prison for tax evasion, a criminal offence, he was rightfully stripped of his knighthood. Because he had committed a criminal offence and was sentenced to a substantial

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