Dennis Howlett has commented on the same Sunday Times price that I referred to yesterday (which I suspect he found here). He's much more robust than me. He does not accept that blame for offshore tax evasion can be deflected to banks. He blames accountants , as I do too: in the scale of suppliers of corruption services accountants are at number 1. As a result he says:
Yes Dave [Hartnett] - and what are you going to do about the professionals who were complicit in these arrangements? Again from experience, firms that do naughties usually find themselves under the spotlight. Having opened the door on one lot, surely you're not going to let other culprits get away free and clear. Are you? Or am I stealing your next headline?
I think Dennis is on the nail with this.