160223GoldsmithNewsnight

Yes he did – on the BBC’s Newsnight on February 16.

It is a little more complicated than London Labour has suggested, though. Having spent more than 10 years as a non-dom, Goldsmith relinquished that status before becoming an MP.

He does, however, benefit from a discretionary trust of £1.2 billion, set up by his late father, the financier Sir James Goldsmith, run from Geneva.

So how much tax did Mr Goldsmith avoid while he was a non-dom? Does he still benefit from tax-exempt income?

Does he think avoiding tax is justified, as a member of the political party that used a financial crisis to squeeze cash from the poor while claiming “we’re all in it together”?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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