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Sam: I think the word you are after is stupid. The thing is though I'm being honest - not stupid. Using personal allowances is tax avoidance. Using available reliefs is tax avoidance. They are legal ways to minimise your tax bill. If people want to start discussing tax avoidance methods they believe to unfair/immoral I want to see specific methods discussed in a balanced, open and informative way so all the facts are there for people to independently make up their own minds method by method. Please share in this manner - it would be interesting to hear what you had to say. I'd definitely appreciate it more. :-) What I do see more frequently however is people politically hijacking the term (for their own ends - to sell papers for example and run with solely the negative connotations) with little understanding of the whole topic (it is varied and complex) and I don't believe ignoring a basic point of what it is in its entirety is a great precursor to the type of intellectual conversation that will be productive for the people it should be held for. Most of the time the public only get half the story and I think telling half truths to get a desired outcome is manipulative. I have no issue with the discussion itself but let's get the foundations right for when/as it takes place.