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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 04:40 AM
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HMRC top lawyer forced to swear oath in Parliament
MPs questioning the top lawyer at HM Revenue and Customs have taken the unusual step of making him swear an oath to tell the truth.

Members of the Commons Public Accounts Committee felt they had been unable to get answers from Anthony Inglese.

The session was part of an inquiry into tax deals negotiated by HMRC with Vodafone and Goldman Sachs.

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The deal was uncovered by the Guardian newspaper and Private Eye, leading to protests outside Vodafone offices.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15630606
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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 07:03 AM
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1. Maybe they should introduce the same measure...
... for anyone who speaks in Parliament.
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SwissTony Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 02:38 PM
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2. That's really stupid...
do you want our politicians to speak the truth?????

Just nonsense...I'm going away to lie in a dark place.

PS: I'll have a Tennant's and a deep fries mars bar, thank you.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 06:08 PM
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3. But then most parliamentary discussions would have to come to an end!
A child once wrote, 'Parliament is a place where MPs disguise matters of importance.' Out of the mouths...
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 06:24 AM
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4. Worthy of W.S.Gilbert ...
When in that House M.P.'s divide,
If they've a brain and cerebellum, too,
They've got to leave that brain outside,
And vote just as their leaders tell 'em to.
("Iolanthe")
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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 06:56 AM
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5. It reminds me of the film The Way Ahead.
"There's only one decent bloke ever got into parliament," says Stanley Holloway's character: "Bleedin' Guy Fawkes."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037449/
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