In this special extended edition of the April 2019 Taxcast, broadcast from the tax haven of Jersey:
- we explore Jersey’s poor showing in the OECD’s Better Life Index and ask why Jersey’s spending so much money on improving its bad image instead of setting up public registers of beneficial ownership information
- we interview the tax haven of Jersey’s former Chief Advisor to the government, one of Jersey’s main architects of its offshore business model
- we hear about Jersey’s dysfunctional political system from an elected representative of Jersey’s only political party Reform Jersey and its rising inequality levels
- and we speak to the fire-starters of the global tax justice movement – it all started in Jersey…
We don’t have politics in Jersey. We’re creating it now. We have in Reform Jersey the only political party in Jersey, stands on a platform and tries to adhere to its platform. That’s unique in Jersey politics because Jersey politics is run by 49 individuals who stand up and say, I’m a good bloke, good businessman. Vote for me. I’ll look after the best interests of the island. Trust me. And very little else usually in terms of policy.Geoff Southern, elected Deputy and co-founder of Jersey’s only political party Reform Jersey
- Geoff Southern, elected Deputy and co-founder of Reform Jersey, Jersey’s only political party
- Colin Powell, Jersey’s former Chief Advisor to the government, one of Jersey’s main architects of its offshore business model
- Financial crime consultant Graham Barrow, also of the Dark Money Files podcast
- Two of the fire-starters of the global tax justice movement in Jersey, Pat Lucas and Jean Andersson
- John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network
- Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler of the Tax Justice Network
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