Personally, I disagree with the right-wing Telegraph’s sensational reporting of this story. It reports that the world’s biggest chess championship faces being wound up after its organiser was bankrupted over a £300,000 tax bill.
The Telegraph reports the tax-payer as the victim. Why should one tax-payer have different rights to the next? The Law must be upheld and HMRC were right to intervene. The arguments advanced by the so-called victim are a nonsense.
A responsible course for the Telegraph would be to campaign for a change in the Law or for alternative funding to support the chess championship.
What ever happened to high quality journalism at the Telegraph that segregated news and editorial opinion? For a benchmark look to the New York Times.