David Cameron has said he must take the responsibility for the manner Downing Street managed revelations about his fascination with his dad’s offshore investment fund that was late, suggesting he’ll imminently print information on his private tax matters.
The Conservative party springtime forum, addressing, the prime minister declared it’d “not been an excellent week ” from your collected assistants.
“I know I should have handled this better,” he said. “I could have handled this better. I know there are lessons to learn and I will learn them. And don’t blame number 10 Downing Street, or nameless advisers, blame me. And I will learn the lessons.”
Cameron said he was “very angry about what people were saying about my dad”.
“I love my dad. I miss him every day,” he said. “He was a wonderful father and I’m very proud of everything he did.
“But I mustn’t let that cloud the picture. And the facts are these. The facts are I bought shares in a unit trust, shares that are like any other sorts of shares, and paid tax on them in exactly the same way. I sold those shares, in fact I sold all the shares that I owned on becoming prime minister.
“And later on I’ll be publishing the information that goes into my tax return, not just for this year but for years gone past because I want to be completely transparent and open about these things. I’ll be the first prime minister, the first leader of a major political party, to do that, but I think it’s the right thing to do.”
The information on the fund were included in documents leaked in the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.