British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2013 personally intervened to prevent the UK from being pulled into an EU-wide crackdown on offshore tax havens, according to new reporting.Cameron—who finally admitted Thursday that he had profited from his late father\u0026#039;s offshore trust, which was set up through the firm at the center of the massive Panama Papers leak—in 2013 sent a letter to the then-president of the European Council urging him to treat trusts differently from companies in anti-laundering rules. The Panama Papers revealed that Ian Cameron\u0026#039;s trust, Blaimore Holdings, had avoided paying UK taxes for more than 30 years.The EU had planned to publish a central register of the owners of offshore accounts in an effort to curb tax avoidance when Cameron sent the letter.\u0022It is clearly important we recognize the important differences between companies and trusts,\u0022 Cameron wrote to Herman van Rompuy. \u0022This means that the solution for addressing the potential misuse of companies—such as central public registries—may well not be appropriate generally.\u0022Instead, he argued, the EU should allow trust owners to keep their identities secret from the public and reveal them only to global tax authorities in exchange for information.Cameron\u0026#039;s intervention in the crackdown was revealed as he continues to come under scrutiny for his personal stake in the trust, which he sold just before taking office in 2010. In what the Guardian noted was a \u0022specially arranged interview,\u0022 Cameron on Thursday said he did not know whether the £300,000 he had inherited from his father before his death had benefited from tax haven status.Asked earlier this week if his family still had a stake in the account, a Downing Street spokesperson responded, \u0022This is a private matter.\u0022 Cameron\u0026#039;s office then released several statements insisting that neither the prime minister nor his family would benefit from offshore accounts in the future.Those promises rang hollow to the Labour party, which said Thursday that Cameron \u0022completely undermined\u0022 his administration\u0026#039;s claim to be tough on tax evaders.\u0022Another day and another story emerges which exposes what the Conservative party really thinks in its heart of hearts about tackling tax avoidance,\u0022 said Labour\u0026#039;s shadow Treasury minister Richard Burgon. \u0022The prime minister can\u0026#039;t raise a finger to save our steel industry but at the drop of a hat he can personally intervene to undermine EU efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance.\u0022\u0022When things like this come out from the very top of the Conservative party, it completely undermines anything they have said previously on this major issue,\u0022 Burgon said.