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Tonight in Oxford, is a gala dinner of one of the UK’s most notable Tax Avoidance Conferences where the rich swap tips on how to pay even less tax. The after dinner speaker is Dave Hartnett Britain’s top taxman, whose job is supposed to be making sure people pay their fair share.
Instead Dave has personally led Vodafone, Goldman Sachs and dozens of other companies off tax bills of billions of pounds. Tonight is Dave’s final speech before he retires and in a gesture of appreciation some corporate beneficiaries of Dave’s dodgy deals have prepared a surprise for their old friend.
So, David Hartnett is about to do his keynote speech at the dinner, and we are going to surprise him with this wonderful award that Matt has.
The award right here, yeah, is the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Corporate Tax Avoidance.
Otherwise known as the Golden Handshake. Nice ah?
He has just been really great to us. You know he always enjoyed the drink, he was happy to share a dinner with us and we are going to miss him.
Yeah. We are, we’re really going to miss him. And so I think we need to go because I think Dave is speaking now and so just last minute checks, everyone is looking smart. And let’s go and see Mr. Hartnett, okay.
I’m sorry to interrupt I’m just gonna take a few minutes of your time. Here tonight, to present Dave with an award is the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Corporate Tax Planning.
A round of applause.
Thank you, thank you very much.
David been a great friend to the industry, and great friend to many of us over the years and really we just can’t thank you enough for what he’s done. Obviously, tonight is the retirement due for him and we’re just here to offer our thanks and really wish him all the best for the future.
Yeah, I mean from obviously it was Vodafone he saved us billions of our tax bill and our friends at Goldman Sachs as well we’ve also – saved us millions as well.
25 million or so.
Everybody, these people are trespassers and intruders.
And I know you have problems with the…
They have – this is an unlawful conspiracy to trespass. You will go, you will depart immediately before we set the dogs on you.
And if you would like to join us in a song.
A song would be goo.
For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow
For he’s a jolly good fellow, and so say Goldman Sachs
And so say Goldman Sachs, and so say Goldman Sachs
For he’s a jolly good fellow, and he’s a jolly good fellow
For he’s a jolly good fellow, so say Goldman Sachs!
Okay. Go, you are trespassing.
I’m so sorry.
Your trespassing scum go.
No, Robert. Cool it.
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