The ‘save Jimmy Carr’ argument seems to be based on the false idea that legality and morality are congruent: that it is the job of the law to tell us what is moral…Our first border must be that of conscience, not that of the law. Not least because the law can itself be immoral.

As The Times continues its investigation into tax avoidance, David Aaronovitch examines the conflict between law and morals when it comes to paying - or not paying - our dues.

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