MILLIONAIRES who tried to avoid donating to the Conservative party are to be hit with punitive tax bills.
The culprits, many of them celebrities, were informed of their duty to give a percentage of their income to the Tories but repeatedly failed to do so.
A government spokesman said: “No matter what your personal political views may be, if you want to avoid paying tax then you need to donate to us.
“Yes, it’s a significant amount of the money you’ve earned, but that money goes to paying for things like party political conferences and leaflet campaigns that we all benefit from.”
Celebrities including the Arctic Monkeys and George Michael have been named and shamed for failing to meet their civic responsibility to bung a few quid the Tories’ way.
Builder Stephen Malley said: “When I want to flout regulations I have to pay off my local councillor, just like everyone else.
“These people think they’re above the law.”