UK comedian Jimmy Carr apologises: good for him
Today's blogger, who owns up to having a somewhat puerile sense of humour, has for some time enjoyed Mr. Carr's brand of comedy, though his tastes probably aren't always shared by everyone at TJN. But we do generally think that Carr's apology and recognition of error goes a long way towards making amends (and we hope, without knowing any details, that his tax scheme is fully unwound and taxes paid just like anyone else who earns that much.)
Carr's apology sets him apart from many, many other tax-avoiding celebrities, such the Irish rocker Bono, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr and the irascible Bob Geldof, who have been outed but then as far as we know, have not decided to row back from their contempt for taxes and, by extension, society.
We have just noticed - and with no prior contact with this blogger on the subject - that our colleague Richard Murphy seems to have a similar opinion to us about Mr. Carr.