Predictably, there was a great hue and cry in the British media when Lewis Hamilton let it be known that he was moving to Switzerland last week. Why anybody thinks it's their business is beyond me.
Granted, the timing could have been better, coming a few days before Lewis was due at Waterstone's in London to sign copies of 'My Story' and meet the great British public. But again, so what?
I was surprised to find PR guru Max Clifford among those lining up to have a pop. Clifford knows how the world works, and the bottom line is that nobody who is about to earn the kind of money coming Hamilton's way is going to hang around and throw 40 percent of it at the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
He seemed to be suggesting that many of his clients, infinitely better known than Hamilton, had managed to stay in the UK and set up foreign-based companies to get around the tax. But that's a lot more complicated.