There has been an unpublicised vote in the House of Commons for a public inquiry into the Panama scandal.
The leak has brought the world’s attention to shady tax havens and how the very rich squirrel away their money without paying tax. The people of the UK probably want answers, but we won’t get any as 300 Tory MPs voted to block the inquiry, against 266 MPs who would like an open debate about it. What price democracy?
The MP for South Holland voted to block the inquiry. His voters need to know this. What would his answer be, one wonders? Was he just toeing the Party line without taking a moment to think?