Why do MPs believe the Prime Minister of the ‘world’s most corrupt country’ will tackle tax avoidance?

Yesterday a cross-party group of 87 MPs, led by Labour’s Margaret Hodge and Caroline Flint, called upon Theresa May to take action on tax avoidance by forcing the UK’s network of tax havens, based in former colonies and crown dependencies, to comply with UK transparency laws. 

Listening to May’s acceptance speech back in June 2016, you would have significant reason to be hopeful of her actually delivering on a tax and social justice when she said: “When we take the big calls, we’ll think not of the powerful, but you. When we pass new laws, we’ll listen not to the mighty but to you. When it comes to taxes, we’ll prioritise not the wealthy, but you.”

Yet since that moment of the footsteps of Number 10 Downing Street, the PM has set about destroying the country she professed to care so deeply for. May recently

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