It has a wonderful juxtaposition to welcome you. The second paragraph says:
"As the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Dover & Deal, Charlie works hard for us to get our fair share so we can all be better off."
the third paragraph starts by telling us that
"Charlie is a tax lawyer"
Now there is a contradiction here. Do you know any of your friends who use a tax lawyer? No? Me neither. I know some local small businesspeople who use accountants, but a tax lawyer that's for serious shedloads of money. We're talking city bonus types amongst others.
The aim of people like Charlie is to ensure that rich people and large organisations pay less tax, so that the vast majority of us pay more. So what he really should say if he is being honest with his electorate is
"As the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Dover & Deal, Charlie has worked hard for the better off to get them a bigger share, so the rest of us are worse off."
Go to Charlie's article on the Centre Right blog and he wants people to forget about his past saying:
"In the Financial Times world, they allow the richest to fill their boots with massive, unjustified bonuses."
Well Charlie, what about the role of tax lawyers in maximising those bonuses?
He goes on
"The doorsteps of places like Dover and Deal people are incoherent with rage. Unlike the FT, they are patriots with a powerful sense of nation. They feel the excess of the bankers and the Labour Government have seriously harmed Britain."
Well Charlie, I did a quick survey of people I know in Dover and Deal. I know this is unrepresentative and biased, but I could find nobody incoherent with rage, they all managed to talk. Maybe people get incoherent with rage in Dover and Deal when they are visited by a tax lawyer who claims he wants to give them more money, when he has spent a career of doing the opposite - just a thought? Charlie is right though that they feel bankers have harmed Britain. The people of Dover and Deal also think tax lawyers have harmed Britain too, none of them could think of any ways in which tax lawyers had helped them, they knew though that tax lawyers meant more money for the few and less for hard working families. Perhaps Charlie could explain how in the excesses of the bankers, tax lawyers helped ordinary people?
He will not be able to, because tax lawyers like Charlie Elphicke have been working hand in glove with hedge funds, city bankers and the like to minimise their tax and as a consequence to maximise it for the rest of us.
Charlie's taking the mickey in his article though because he claims:
"And George Osborne is absolutely right to point out that rewards should be linked to longer term performance."
Except of course tax lawyers like Charlie Elphicke get annual bonuses. They get them because they use whatever short term wheeze they can come up with which helps their clients pay less tax. That's what their job is all about. No long term performance assessment for tax lawyers.
Indeed one of the features of the last two decades has been that tax lawyers have done very well as the economy has done well, so I would imagine Charlie Elphicke is a rather wealthy man.
Then Charlie jokes with us that
"Most of all, Charlie cares about our community, serving our people and the nation."
When Charlie had the chance of serving people and the community by choosing a career as a police officer, a shopkeeper, a teacher, a soldier, a nurse or a cleaner, Charlie said no, I am going to look after a few very wealthy people and ensure they get even wealthier, there can be no finer way to serve the community than to be a...........tax lawyer!
Charlie Elphicke the tax lawyer to the wealthy, who makes ordinary people in Deal and Dover go incoherent with rage and doesn't understand why.