A free kick in the teeth for HMRC and Britain's Establishment
Amazingly this was the second such acquittal verdict in a brief period, a quote from that linked article:
The civil servants who collect the taxes for a democratic nation have a duty that tends to set the tone for the public's feelings regarding the entirety of the state's apparatus.
My experience over many years of the Inland Revenue now known as HMRC, has left me with such contempy for their incompetence and disorganisation that I find myself well pleased with these small victories. In view of what I have read of the evidence presented in Mr Redknapp's case, that should be of considerable concern to the British Establishment, who depend on taxation for their maintenance in power.