As the minister, Margaret Hodge never convinced; as chair of the open accounts cabinet she has shone. The PAC has prolonged been, as Professor Peter Hennessy says, “the black of the name committees”, terrifying supervision departments as well as agencies. But Ms Hodge’s innovation, given receiving the chair in 2010, has been to concentration upon the private-sector problem: taxation avoidance. Since Christmas, the PAC has laid in to Google, Starbucks as well as Amazon for their “immoral” operate of loopholes to steep profitable tax. She has associated her frontbencher’s instinct for where open seductiveness lies with the backbench pugnacity. Today’s conference of the Big Four accountancy firms summed up the Hodge style. Platitudes about patron use were cut reduced with the bellow – as well as the tetchy direct which the suits get to the point. This was no small showmanship, though constructed which an doubtful thing: the sparky as well as ominous review about accountancy.