Former French Senator proud to be a tax dodger
Not surprisingly, the citizens of the land of liberté, égalité et fraternité aren't impressed. Read down through the comments below the article and you'll note that some think he deserves to lose his citizenship.
While naming and shaming politicians who fiddle their expenses has stirred up hornet's nests in countries like Britain, not so much attention is paid to politicians who fiddle their taxes, though the public reaction to revelations about the non-domicile tax status of Lord Ashcroft, who bankrolled the recent Conservative party election campaign in the UK, indicates huge public disquiet about the issue.
Since tax fiddles typically involve much larger sums than dodgy expenses claims, we must ask ourselves why the media don't pay more attention to the matter.