The Who’s Roger Daltrey blasts U2’s ‘tax avoidance’

Frontman also attacks UK immigration policy

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has slammed U2 after it was claimed the Irish rockers are avoiding paying tax by basing part of their business operations in Holland.

The singer weighed in on recent accusations that the switch was made so they could enjoy tax breaks.

“I find it very interesting that people who spout socialism don’t want to pay for a socialist state,” he told The Daily Star.

His comments come after U2 guitarist The Edge denied the band were tax evaders.

Daltrey also attacked the coalition government’s immigration policy and previous Labour governments over the issue.

He claims immigrants who fail to pay taxes in Britain have “undercut” the country’s working class.

“They don’t realise how hard the average man has to work to pay those taxes,” he said. “I don’t see anybody in the Government with a pair of balls. They’re so spineless. Nobody is in charge and nobody wants to accept responsibility.”