Friday, 15 April 2016

Dodgy Dave's dodgy business tips

"The PM defended Osborne and Little as the sort of company Britain needs - saying it had not paid tax because it was losing money."

Call me a daft Leftie with the business acumen of a used railway ticket. But are failing companies really what Britain needs? Just as a suggestion, a stab in the dark if you like, wouldn't Britain be economically more viable if we produced companies that paid taxes and made modest profits?

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Osborne's off-shoring...

Not to be outdone by the PM it appears George Osborne is also involved in a spot of off-shoring. How is it as Chancellor of the Exchequer he can make such a mess of our economy, yet when it comes to dodgy profits, Osborne and Little, the family business, does very nicely. Maybe we have the wrong Osborne running the economy?

These tax schemes are so tortuously complex, Byzantium in nature. They are purposely designed this way to stop only the most tenacious of investigative journalists from getting to the bottom of them. These schemes are put together by corporate lawyers and accountants steeped in the esoteric dark practices of allowing vast sums of disappear and reappear immune from the tawdry processes of tax attraction.

However, people such as Richard Murphy, and his Tax Research UK site, are breaking into erstwhile arcane practices. More and more ordinary people are seeing through government reassurances that they are doing all that is possible to close the tax loopholes that allow the wealthy (mostly Tory supporters) to escape their tax obligations.

We must keep the pressure on these thieving bastards exposing them for the dirty cheating shits they are.  

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Boris Johnson's bufoonery is a cover for his bullshitting

Heading for a tube station Boris Johnson was asked by Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News, if he considered it morally wrong to invest in offshore trusts and funds? At first Johnson, entirely out of character, kept shtum. But of course keeping quiet is never really an option for the garrulous gaff-ridden Mayor of London.

So after an eternity of around 20 seconds silence, a grinning Johnson spouted: “I’m here to back Zac Goldsmith.” When questioned further he changed tack placing the onus on “…blooming left-wing media organisations…”   

Boris Johnson is not programmed to give straight answers. From birth Johnson was nurtured on the milk of privilege; and with privilege came the twin benefits of entitlement and wealth. The first fixes their place in the class structure; and the second maintains their position.

From the titty to the City this elite are first put through various stages of primary and secondary education. This usually finishing with a public school education that bestows upon them their sense of absolute entitlement within the order of society.

From here they attend one of the better Oxbridge colleges often studying esoteric courses as Literae Humaniores, or more simply put the Classics. Thus armed with a degree, the content of which is alien to most of the rest of us, Classic’s chancers, like Boris Johnson build a career baffling the rest of us by alluding to arcane references from Greek Mythology or elitist use of Latin.

Boris Johnson has made a career out of obfuscation, or put more simply, bullshitting. But fortunately, just as with all one trick ponies, the public become weary of, and see through, both Boris the Bull and his shit. They are no longer willing to laugh at his buffoonery; instead they want questions answered not waved away with a clever Latin quip as though an irrelevance.

The moral of my observation is this: you may take a turd and polish and buff it until it glows and shines for all the world to see. Yet, no matter how shiny the turd it is still a piece of shit.  

Friday, 8 April 2016

Tax affairs a 'private matter - for the rich and powerful

A Tory MP stated that in the UK peoples' tax affairs are a 'private matter'. How does allowing wealthy Conservatives to treat the tax system as a private matter benefit our economy?

Just consider that question. Here we have a class of people who disagree with a progressive tax system. A class of people who avariciously hold on to what they have, and acquisitively claw in more riches to the detriment of all others. A class for whom the world is not enough.

Yet in our society the wealthier you are the more chance you have of being able to treat your tax affairs as a ‘private matter’; and given that license, is it any wonder that the rich secretly secrete their money out of sight from the HMRC.

This is why when I hear Tories denying that they are waging an ideological war against the poor I wonder at the lengths they go to to pursue £1.2 billion of benefit fraud compared to anything from £100 to £120 billion cheated on taxes annually. Even someone with the most tenuous understanding of economics, say George Osborne, should be able to work out which group it would be more financially advantageous to go after.