Paradise Papers: how our tax evasion laws help the rich get richer

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The recent leak of the Paradise Papers – thirteen million documents relating to the financial affairs of some of the world’s wealthiest people and corporations – is but another reminder of the distorting effect of wealth on our legal system and our politics. Among the many varied figures alleged to have been involved in tax avoidance schemes are the Duke of Westminster, the Barclay brothers (who own The Daily Telegraph), Lewis Hamilton and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP. Even the

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