Re: "breaking no laws"
"Many tax avoiders seem keen to point out that they're breaking no laws. "
And some serious tax dodgers realise that if anyone with a clue gets to question them properly, they've had it. Illegal or not, their activities are despicable, most people would regard them as indefensible, and laws can be changed if there's good reason.
But that dialogue can't be allowed to happen in public. Hence this ultimately rather pointless two minute snippet where a BBC Panorama reporter tried to question well known Tory donor and tax dodger, Lord Ashcroft, while both were out and about. And the reporter gets nowhere, because people like Ashcroft know their behaviour is indefensible even if it's not yet illegal.
Ashcroft has form on this subject, as has Panorama. This from 2010:
"Lord Ashcroft, the biggest political donor since records began, resigned as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party in September 2010. His millions helped bank-roll David Cameron into power, but where does Lord Ashcroft's money come from? Panorama travels to other countries he calls home, and hears allegations about secret deals and tax avoidance."