Thursday 19 April 2018 / 8:21 AM Economy / John McDonnell

John McDonnell responds to revelations that HMRC refused to raid a major company suspected of money laundering

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to revelations that HMRC refused to raid a major company suspected of money laundering due to it being a large corporate donor to the Conservative Party, said:

“If true, these are deeply concerning revelations. The fact that a Tory donor could be allowed to potentially subvert the system will look bad to taxpayers who play by the rules.

“The Tories have serious questions to answer on this matter, and I hope the Chancellor immediately comes forward to explain this behaviour by HMRC and ensure there was no undue pressure exerted by Conservative Party politicians or officials.”