Oddly the BBC have been less than interested in the news that:
'Britain’s Olympic champion Mo Farah plans to move to the USA as an expat tax exile.I'm not attacking Mo Farah for this decision, it's his life, his money, his moral compass. When Mo Farah won his Olympic & World gold medals I was cheering him on.
According to his management, Farah, the reigning Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metre gold medal holder lives in Portland, Oregon.
Farah is a top rate taxpayer earning £100,000 a year or more and paying his tax at a rate of 45%.
Farah, aged 30 years old, was born in Somalia, but moved with his family to the UK when he was eight.
He is reckoned as one of the world’s richest athletes behind sprint champion Usain Bolt.
Tax rates are a major issue for foreign footballers sought after by Premier League clubs. Top players on multi-million pound salaries can earn more and pay less tax in other countries, putting British teams at a disadvantage when competing for the best talent.
Tax is not only an issue for sportsmen, but also entertainers who often commute into the UK for tours and events.
The issue is nothing new – the tradition dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when tax triggered the ‘brain drain’ to the USA and other nations from the UK.'
I am attacking the BBC however. I remember the headlines when British Formula 1 drivers relocate to Monaco, with all the insinuations of tax avoidance and lack of loyalty. But when it's a BBC hero, a black hero, an immigrant hero, someone the BBC used as the prrof that racists wrong about all immigrants, not a word.