Raise our taxes to help NHS - but only after crackdown on tax dodgers

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

Medics tke part in the latest Clap for Carers event. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

WE clap every Thursday for the NHS and all those striving to keep HMS UK safe and afloat.

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I’ll also be clapping for David Collins and his informative exposé on the squalid techniques of tax dodgers and their apologists (The Yorkshire Post, May 7).

Key workers are celebrated every Thursday night. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In the spring of 2016, we were treated to the Panama Papers, revelations of dodging on an industrial scale.

Politicians were implicated, some of whom ended up in court but not in the UK. David Cameron continued to justify the spurious legality of all this while demanding yet more “efficiency savings” in vital public services.

I could not agree more with David (Collins) when he points out the need for more taxation to fund the NHS – and other ingredients of a civilised nation.

However, before I and thousands like me are taxed further, what about sending a fiscal gunboat round the Cayman Islands on something more purposeful than a courtesy call?

How should the NHS be funded following the Covid-19 pandemic? Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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