IT cannot be easy being a comedian whom people are laughing at rather than with.
Let's hear it, then, for Jimmy Carr who, it has been revealed, is using a Jersey-based scheme to pay the minimum of tax on his income of more than £3 million a year.
This is the same Mr Carr who, in the past, has mercilessly mocked bankers for the kind of arrangement of which he himself has been a beneficiary. His next appearance on Have I Got News For You? cannot come soon enough.
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