UKIP leader Nigel Farage didn’t even bother turning up for his own European Parliament motion today — an attempt to censure European Commission president over his links to tax avoidance.
Jean-Claude Juncker is accused of presiding over industrial-scale avoidance by multinational companies during his tenure as president of Luxembourg. But even with support from the, errr, far-right French National Front, the motion went down to a 461 votes to 101 loss.
Could it be that hypocrite Farage had second thoughts on fronting up a motion on the issue?
In 2013 the UKIP leader was exposed for setting up an Isle of Man-based tax avoidance scheme, Farage Family Education Trust 1654, with the express intention of avoiding inheritance tax on his estate.