“My name is… and I am a Tax Advisor” – a Shocking Confession

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My name is. And I am a tax adviser a shocking confession”

The following appeared at the start of a two-page article in Taxation magazine (6 June 2013):

My name is Sarah Saunders and I am a tax adviser. Clearly, I cannot be proud to admit this shameful fact; if I were appearing on television I would be portrayed in silhouette only and an actor would speak my words.
I was innocent once, but I was lured into dabbling in tax while taking my degree. How could I have known that I was involved in something immoral?
All the people I worked with seemed nice and respectable; they talked about things like professional ethics. I had no idea I was being inducted into a conspiracy to defraud the British People.

Sarah then references the chairman of the Public Accounts Committees insinuation that tax advisers are part of a Machiavellian evil conspiracy.
Sarahs article concludes:

We need to [be able to] say: I’m a tax adviser and I’m proud. Perhaps we should organize some marches and wear some suitably messaged T-shirts? Mind you, if anyone asks my profession at the moment, I think Ill claim to be something more socially acceptable; for example, a traffic warden or a walking billboard
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