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How can Chancellor be shocked at the fact that richest pay so little tax?

Published on 12 April 2012

I am shocked that George Osborne was shocked ("Sir Tom in charity blast at Osborne", The Herald, April 11).

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It's like the scene from the film Casablanca when Louis Renault (Claude Rains) says to Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) that he is shocked to find out that gambling has been taking place in Rick's Bar, as he pockets his winnings.

Allan Roderick Morrison,

52 Croftend Avenue,