LONDON — The Queen should apologise for avoiding tax and forcing the rest of the population to shoulder the cost of public services, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has suggested today.
On Sunday night leaked papers revealed that the Duchy of Lancaster, which finances the Queen’s private income, holds funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
Asked at the CBI’s annual conference on Monday morning whether the Queen should apologise for allowing the funds to go offshore, Corbyn replied:
“Anyone who is putting money into tax havens in order to avoid taxation in Britain, and obviously investigations have to take place, should do two things – not just apologise for it but also recognise what it does to our society. Because …