I see from Twitter that this is apparently something for me to read.
Further, that Sunny actually refused to publish it: actual evidence of editorial standards no less.
The essential trope is that Johann’s a lefty and should therefore be forgiven. Heart’s in the right place therefore transgressions can only possibly be minor.
This amused though:
And yes, some of his economic statistics are occasionally wrong.
One way of putting it: it’s actually rare to find one which is correct.
On tax evasion, too, he played no small part in the creation of UK Uncut – one of the most exciting activist groups set up in response to Cameron’s axe-wielding frenzy – taking the now-famous story of Vodafone’s 6bn pound tax rip-off from the pages of Private Eye, and writing about it in his column, later publicising the very first action on his twitter stream, telling people to look out for the famous ‘orange umbrella’.
For example, there never was a £6 billion tax bill and Vodafone didn’t rip anyone off.
But, you know, he’s a lefty and his heart’s in the right place so that’s OK then.