Sarkees’ delight as Panorama lifts lid
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 8:30AM GMT.
SARK residents have praised the BBC for ‘lifting the lid on what really is happening’ in the island after Panorama aired its investigation.
The half-hour documentary on Monday night focused on Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay’s tax arrangements but some residents were also interviewed by journalist John Sweeney.
General Purposes and Advisory Committee chairman Charles Maitland, pictured, felt the programme was well balanced and hoped there would be a second instalment.
‘It has pleased most of Sark’s population and it is about time things have been brought to light.
‘For once litigation hasn’t stopped the truth from coming out.’
- Neither Sark Seigneur Michael Beaumont nor Sir David and Sir Frederick’s lawyer were available to comment.