Re: Re: British expats must declare overseas assets

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Shak -I agree the question is morality. It’s a bit like corruption. If you believe in the rule of law and how else can our societies function successfully without it then the law needs to be observed or we fall apart. We have in democratic societies, in theory anyway the opportunity to change the laws we don’t like. You cannot cherry pick. The law is the love we seldom keep, as Auden wrote.

Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)