THE Prime Minister has labelled the tax affairs of Santa Claus “morally repugnant” after it emerged the man behind the biggest global delivery service in history had paid no taxes to the UK in over 200 years.
David Cameron likened it to the old tax avoidance schemes of people like Jimmy Carr and said Santa was no better than firms like Starbucks and Google who avoided paying tax in this country despite doing loads of trade in the UK. Cameron said: “I’m told this man pays little or no tax at all in this country as he has based his business at the North Pole to escape liability. “He makes deliveries to every household in the UK and yet he contributes nothing to the coffers of this country.
“Sorry, Mr Claus, but that is immoral and unacceptable.” Mr Cameron said a bid by Santa to apply for benefits because he only worked one day a year had been thrown out, as had his attempt to get child support for his 276 elves, which he tried to claim were his own children. The revelations about Santa’s tax and financial affairs is bound to affect how he is received.
One angry Daily Mail reader raced to Twitter to condemn the portly scrounger. Her message read: “That’s the last mince pie I leave out for him. #rosycheekedbastard.” A spokesman for funnyman Jimmy Carr said: “And you thought I was bad.”