Never let it be said that The Sun lets its own indiscretions get in the way of a righteous moral lecture.
On Friday, the paper accused the Labour Party of ‘Extraordinary Hypocrisy’ for paying no corporation tax despite making £4.3 million profit.
But this is a piece of extraordinary hypocrisy in itself given that The Sun’s parent company, News Corp, has been guilty of avoiding its own fair share of corporation tax over the years. In fact, an investigation last decade revealed that the company had avoided £350 million of tax over an 11 year period.
This was £350 million of tax that wasn’t paid because Rupert Murdoch had the money transferred to accounts in ‘tax havens’ in the Caymen Islands, Bermuda, Virgin Islands and the Dutch Antilles. Rather different from the situation with Labour, where the bill was offset by losses from previous years.
What next? The Sun takes the moral high ground on phone hacking or accusing grieving football fans of lying?
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