Swiss banker Michel Déboret fesses up
But we are genuinely surprised when Swiss banker Michel Dérobet confesses on World Radio Switzerland to a truth universally acknowledged: "the rules on confidentiality have been abused by people not wanting to pay their taxes." Good stuff Michel, and tomorrow we'll do shapes and colours.
And for the record, Michel, convenient as it undoubtedly is to suggest that Tax Justice Network is British, and therefore part of a plot to undermine Swiss banks, the awkward truth is that its just not true. TJN is not a British organisation, it is truly global, and if you check the details of our Board of Directors you can verify this for yourself. Also if you check the details of the research team who prepared the Financial Secrecy Index, you'll find that it includes researchers from Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, as well as the UK.
Click here to listen to the World Radio Switzerland interview (in English) with Mr Déboret.