Newspaper: Island tax critics 'persecuted'

A UK newspaper has followed up its Paradise Papers claims with a new article about the Island - claiming those who don't toe the government line on tax are persecuted.

The Guardian's article claimed the Isle of Man media hadn't mentioned the BBC Panorama programme and subsequent coverage elsewhere.

The newspaper quoted former bishop Robert Paterson, who said he faced pressure from ministers when he spoke out about tax avoidance.

And it says former Douglas Councillor Cat Turner, who was jailed for drink-driving earlier this year, was blackballed for saying the Island was a tax haven - and linked her comments to a cut in government funding for a charity she supported.

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