Politician: 'Gary Barlow linked to tax-dodge scandal'
Singer Gary Barlow allegedly used a tax avoidance scheme to protect his fortune, according to a politician.
Funnyman Jimmy Carr issued an apology on Thursday after it emerged he exploited a loophole in the law to pay a small amount of income tax.
Now Take That star Barlow has been dragged into the scandal after leading Labour politician Angela Eagle alleged during a House of Commons debate that he also "used" a tax avoidance scheme.
She blasted Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron for criticising Carr but failing to condemn Barlow, suggesting he was giving the singer some leeway because of his political leanings.
She also questioned why Barlow was awarded a prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours List earlier this month.
Eagle said, "Oddly, (Cameron) did not take the opportunity to condemn as morally repugnant the tax avoidance scheme used by Conservative supporter Gary Barlow, who has given a whole new meaning to the phrase Take That. If he is also morally repugnant, why has he been given an OBE in the Birthday Honours?"
what do you think?
Don't blame the people for using a loophole - CLOSE THE LOOPHOPE!
For the poor the only loophole out of Tax is at the end of a rope, you need a lot of money to buy your way out of paying Tax!.
Always the rich making sure they get richer whilst the rest of us who make them stars pay more to cover the tax them lot fiddle. Let's see if the block this loop hole
The politicians are only worried about losing taxes. Why should someone work, just for their money to be eaten up in taxes. Good luck to them I say!
I agree that while there is a loophole why not use it. However, I also agree that it should be closed. At the end of the day it's Joe Public who lines these guys's pockets by buying concert/show tickets. Wether Joe Public su We supports con's, lib's, lab.
HA HA! Another corrupt Tory!
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guess my post was too close to the mark and deleted by orange.
So now it would appear to be fraudulent to use a legal tax loophole. What a contradiction in terms.The criticism from some eagle eyed politician to bring Gary Barlow into the ring and belittle him is pathetic. Has anyone heard or seen the beautiful jubilee anthem? He deserves his OBE for the work he put into this triumph. What a pity that Eagles time in not put to better use for the labour party.By the way i am not a royalist or a conservative just sick of the bitching in uk.
Absolutely no one should ever deserve an OBE for writing a song... Especially a lame one!