Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sir James Dyson are in spotlight over an exchange of texts over tax.
Johnson told Dyson that his employees would not have to pay extra tax if they came to the UK to make ventilators during the pandemic.
Johnson replying: “I will fix it.”
Take a look at the text exchange between Johnson and Dyson
Dyson: “We are ready. But nobody seems to want us to proceed. Sadly, James”
Johnson: “I will fix it tomo! We need you. It looks fantastic”
Johnson: “Rishi says it is fixed!! We need you here”
Dyson: “Thanks! I will give the ventilator our all. James”
Dyson: “Dear Boris, I’m afraid that we need a response to our letter below from Rishi please? We really need Rishi to answer the letter we sent (attached) – now. Or to make the position clear. Rishi has fixed the Country Day Count issue but not Work Days. The former is now covered under an ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ umbrella, Work Days are not. So, he has freed up your ability to be in the UK but not to work there – even in support of this National emergency.”
Johnson: “James I am first lord of the treasury and you can take it that we are backing you to do what you need.”