We gave May clear evidence of tax avoidance. Why won’t she act? | Nick Hopkins

The Paradise Papers revealed immoral and unfair practice on an industrial scale – yet ministers seem reluctant to have a parliamentary or public inquiryIn the three weeks since the unveiling of the Paradise Papers, the government has clung to familiar arguments. These arguments have not been to do with the Panama Papers – the forerunner investigation into tax havens and offshore empires that the Guardian published last year. Instead, the echoes have come from another remarkable, though unrelated, case: the Edward Snowden intelligence leaks.

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