Taxpayers' Alliance admits director doesn't pay British tax
Hard on the heels of yesterdays story concerning Alex Wild (who is research director of Taxpayers Alliance) and his outrageous suggestion to cut pensioners benefits now as many of them will be dead before the next general election and of those remaining, many will not remember who cut their benefiys anyway, comes the revelation that Alexander Heath, a director of the increasingly influential rightwing lobby group lives in France and has paid no tax in the United Kingdom for many years.
The Taxpayers Alliance which has very close ties with the Conservative party claims to be "the guardian of taxpayers' money, the voice of taxpayers in the media and their representative at Westminster".At the Conservative party conference, the influence of theTaxpayers Alliance was underlined when David Cameron and George Osborne followed its recommendations for freezing public sector pay and capping civil servants' salaries at the level of the prime minister, unless approved by the chancellor.
The Taxpayers Alliance influence within the Conservative Party include monthly meetings where speakers have included Eric Pickles, the Conservative party chairman, Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, and Daniel Hannan, the Tory Eurosceptic MEP who recently claimed the NHS was "a 60-year mistake".
As I said yesterday, the Taxpayers Alliance is little more than another extreme right pressure group, which with support and encouragement from the Conservative party, is fast becoming a dangerous and influential malignancy in British politics.
We also know that at least one of its members avoids paying any tax to the United Kingdom Tax and Revenue