Chris Trotter is unimpressed with Labour’s Panama Papers “all in” strategy:
Labour’s response to the “Panama Papers” has left me cold.
The Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, lacking hard evidence of criminal behaviour – of any kind – has opted to unfurl his party’s banner on the moral high ground.
He has accused the law firms involved in servicing foreign trusts of participating in a “grubby little industry”.
He’s probably right about that. Shielding rich people from their tax obligations hardly constitutes a noble calling.
My problem with this approach is that it all sounds a bit like a student union SGM, where the deployment of high-flown rhetoric is inversely proportional to the debaters’ command of useful facts.