The public have expressed their surprise that Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed Jimmy Carr for using a tax avoidance scheme, considering how many of them have access to the Internet.
Mr Cameron made the comment to ITV News, seemingly oblivious to the fact that roughly 16.5 million households have Internet access and regularly ‘look things up’.
“I thought it was a bit strange that Mr Cameron should accuse someone else of being morally wrong because of their tax affairs,” revealed one Internet user, who also possessed fingers and a brain that helps them function.
“A quick search revealed that David Cameron’s father ran a network of offshore investment funds in Panama City and Geneva, some of which Mr Cameron received in his inheritance.”
Cameron Tax Avoidance fortune
The news that technology has evolved to such a degree that it allows people to access information will come as a blow to Mr Cameron, who had previously assumed they were only using it to watch porn and buy lottery tickets.
“I think that the fact people are now able to use the Internet to highlight the hypocrisy of politicians makes the Communications Data Bill even more of a priority,” said a Downing Street spokesperson.
“We must put a stop to this willful quest for facts.”
“If we’re not careful we’ll end up with people making informed judgements, and that will lead to utter chaos.”
Cameron himself had claimed that Carr’s approach was “morally wrong”, before a question about Tory party donor Sir Philip Green’s tax avoidance attempts led him to clarify, “I’m sorry, but we don’t comment in individuals’ tax affairs.”