From the UK parliament
Our newspapers, reflecting the reality that most-with some honourable exceptions-are owned and run by non-UK taxpaying moguls who live all over the place but not the UK, probably do not want to run too many stories about UK tax dodgers. They prefer benefit fraud, as in the Daily Mail. That is a much more attractive story
This is from a much longer and widely ranging discussion of tax avoidance led by Lord Dykes, which is well worth reading in full: stuffed with other quotable quotes.