Just been watching a news bulletin where people who had invested offshore are bemoaning their being treated like 'lepers'.
Well, if the shoe fits - these people decided to try and evade their social responsibility by placing their money in tax free environments. Now, they pay the cost, and I have precisely NO sympathy for them at all.
They reap what they sow. There are good times, and there are bad. They accept that they benefited from boom, and they lose during bust.