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  2. Tuesday, 12 April 2016

    ‘UK is heart of tax avoidance’–Corbyn

    ‘THE public no longer have the trust in him,’ Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said of PM Cameron after he attempted to justify his involvement in offshore ‘treasure island’ tax havens in Parliament yesterday.

    Corbyn said: ‘Does he realise why people are so angry? We have gone through six years of crushing austerity – families lining up at food banks to feed their children, disabled people losing their benefits, elderly care cut and slashed, living standards going down. Much of this could have been avoided if our country had not been ripped off by the super rich refusing to pay their taxes.’

    ‘I say this to the Prime Minister: “Ordinary people in this country simply will not stand for this anymore, they want the wealthy to pay their share of tax just like they pay when they work hard all the time.”

    ‘The Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca registered more than 100,000 secret firms in the British Virgin Islands. The truth is that the UK is in the heart of the global tax avoidance industry and it has got to end.’

    Cameron was on the back foot after being forced to release a summary of earnings and tax going back six years. This came after a week of escalating scandals concerning his father Ian Cameron’s company, Blairmore Holdings based in an offshore tax haven.



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  6. Thursday 12th May 2016

    posted by Luke James in Britain

    PM told to sort out Britain’s own tax system shambles before lecturing other countries

    DAVID CAMERON was told yesterday to sort out Britain’s tax avoidance situation before lecturing other countries about corruption after he made disparaging comments about Nigeria and Afghanistan.

    The Prime Minister described the two countries as “fantastically corrupt” in a conversation with the Queen that was picked up by a nearby camera crew.

    His remarks overshadowed the first day of the government’s anti-corruption summit, taking place in the shadow of the Panama Papers scandal, that representatives of both states are attending.

    Mr Cameron joked that he “had better check the microphone is on before speaking” as Prime Minister’s Questions got underway, but he faced serious questions about his own record of tackling corruption.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded to know what practical action the PM was taking to stop overseas British territories operating as tax havens.
    “We need a British government who are prepared to chase down this level of corruption,” he told Mr Cameron.

    The Prime Minister insisted he had “done more than any previous government” to clamp down on tax avoidance.

    But he admitted that the government was disappointed it had not secured the public registers of company ownership for offshore territories that campaigning charities such as Oxfam and Action Aid called for.

    Mr Cameron also refused to confirm that Tory Euro-MPs would vote today for new measures on country-by-country tax transparency reporting being considered in the European Parliament.

    SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson said the PM had his own questions to answer on corruption amid the criminal investigations of Conservative MPs for potential electoral fraud.

    “David Cameron needs to stop ignoring the scandal his party has found itself in and hold himself to the same standards as he holds others when it comes to corruption.”



  7. Friday 13th May 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

    Public join ‘tropical tax haven’ protest

    TRAFALGAR Square became a tropical tax haven yesterday as bowler-hatted campaigners audaciously flaunted their dollar in an effort to bend visiting global leaders’ minds to the shadowy world of the tax dodger.

    Charities ActionAid, Christ­ian Aid and Oxfam want the government to live up to its pledge to fight tax-dodging by ensuring that British overseas territories and crown dependencies introduce full public registers of company ownership and profit.

    Members of the public joined around 50 charity volunteers to drink cocktails, eat “swindle sundae” and lampoon the perks tax-avoiders enjoy in overseas territories such as the Bahamas, Bermuda and British Virgin Islands while developing countries lose out on at least £117 billion a year that could fund education and healthcare.

    But at this week’s anti-corruption summit, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands would not join Britain and 33 other governments in agreeing to share registers of company ownership.

    ActionAid head of advocacy Barry Johnston said Mr Cameron had “fallen at the final hurdle” on his pledge, because the Caymans and British Virgins are two of the largest tax havens.

    “By failing to bring full transparency to British overseas tax havens the government has fallen short of delivering a crucial commitment it made to tackle tax-dodging and help the poorest people in the world,” he said.

    “It’s good news that Nigeria, South Africa, Afghanistan, France and the Netherlands have used the summit to support introducing registers publicly listing the owners of secretive shell companies.

    “However, it’s disappointing that the PM hasn’t managed to get British overseas tax havens to do the same.

    “It’s now clear that it will only be a matter of time until they must act.

    “Despite the largest tax scandal in history Mr Cameron has failed to get his house fully in order.”

    Other measures agreed at the summit include establishing rules to prevent corrupt bidders winning public contracts, preventing money laundering of illicit funds and setting up laws to ensure stolen assets can be recovered.



  8. Thursday 19th May 2016

    posted by Luke James in Britain

    THE state opening of Parliament was hit by a “censorship” scandal yesterday amid claims that the microphone closest to Dennis Skinner was deliberately turned away from him.

    The “beast of Bolsover” has been disrupting the annual pomp and ceremony with cutting one-liners since 1987 and didn’t disappoint fans this year.

    As parliamentary security chief Black Rod summoned MPs to the Lords for the Queen’s Speech, Mr Skinner shouted “hands off the BBC” to cheers from the Labour benches.

    The quip came a week after Tory Culture Secretary John Whittingdale published controversial proposals for BBC reform which include replacing the independent BBC Trust with a government-appointed board.

    The heckle came across loud and clear on TV, but only because MPs in the chamber noticed that the microphone closest to Mr Skinner had been tampered with and told him to use another.

    Their suspicions were further raised when Labour MP Mary Creagh attempted to turn it back towards Mr Skinner but found it spun around to face towards the Tory benches.SNP MPs urged Mr Skinner to raise a point of order with the Speaker and another shouted “censorship.”

    Labour MP Clive Lewis posted a photo of Mr Skinner and Labour colleague Ian Lavery inspecting the microphone later and said that “technicians in the House of Commons turned the microphone away.”



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  16. Saturday 24th September 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    Media: The director of a new documentary about Dennis Skinner has launched a crowd funding appeal today to complete the project.

    Liverpool-based film maker Daniel Draper is appealing for £18,000 to fund archive footage and post production to finish the biopic of the Beast of Bolsover.

    Mr Draper promises a “personal portrait” of the Labour legend. More details can be found at http://www.dennisskinnerfilm.co.uk



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