This could have been quote of the year

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Gordon Brown said at the G20:

We have agreed that there will be an end to tax havens that do not transfer information upon request. The banking secrecy of the past must come to an end.

It could have been the quote of the year.

But a few hours later we learned this was based on the OECD black, grey and white lists, all revolving around the useless Tax Information Exchange Agreements. And the wheels fell off the bus, like so much else about Gordon Brown’s year.