The prime minister is not personally corrupt – but he is certainly guilty of epic hypocrisy

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This is from the Guardian's editorial this morning:

There are times when a manual earth-restructuring implement is best referred to as a spade, so let us speak plainly. A summit on corruption will be held on Thursday in a city that is internationally recognised (by the IMF, among others) as a tax haven. It is being hosted by a politician who admitted last month that he has personally profited from offshore finance and whose party is bankrolled by an industry that makes extravagant use of those same tax havens. Not only that, he has intervened to aid tax avoiders. That’s right, David Cameron is holding a meeting on corruption.

The prime minister is not personally corrupt – but he is certainly guilty of epic hypocrisy.

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