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Paull Nuttall calls EU Commission president a hypocrite over tax evasion and demands his resignation

Met dank overgenomen van Europa van Vrijheid en Directe Democratie (EVDD), gepubliceerd op woensdag 12 november 2014.

Today in the European Parliament, Brussels during a heated debate about tax evasion in Luxembourg in front of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Deputy Leader of UKIP called Juncker and hypocrite and demanded his resignation. Paul Nuttall MEP said: "In your opening remarks Mr Juncker, you seem to be blaming everybody else and not yourself, and in a desperate effort to throw everybody off the scent you call for more EU tax harmonisation. Rubbish I say!

"Now, let's get to the rub of it. The definition of hypocrisy according in the Oxford English dictionary is the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more normal beliefs than is the case."And I don't think anyone in this chamber could disagree with me today when I say this perfectly sums up the position of the President of the European Commission here today.

"When Mr Juncker was campaigning for the post he stood on a platform of stamping out aggressive tax avoidance by multinational corporations across the EU, yet it is now clear from recent revelations that he had not practiced what he was preaching.

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