Panama leaks: I mishandled tax scrutiny, says Cameron

Cameron vowed he would publish information used to compile his annual tax returns


Agencies April 09, 2016

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he should have handled scrutiny of his family’s tax arrangements better, seeking to reassert his leadership after days of negative media coverage and calls for his resignation. After four days and four different statements over his late father’s inclusion in the “Panama Papers”, Cameron admitted on Thursday he once had a stake in his father’s offshore trust and had profited from it. “Well, it’s not been a great week,” Cameron said, speaking in London at a meeting of members of his Conservative Party. “I know that I should have handled this better, I could have handled this better. I know there are lessons to learn and I will learn them.” “Don’t blame 10 Downing Street or nameless advisers; blame me.” Cameron vowed he would publish information used to compile his annual tax returns.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2016.

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