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Postby duke63 » 05 Oct 2021, 07:51

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58792393

Unsurprisngly Britain's right wing press is ignoring this scandal as no doubt the paper owners are using the same tactics to hide their wealth and avoid contributing towards society.

Its no wonder offshore tax havens are allowed to continue when so many of thsoe who drive any change in the law are using them for their own personal gain.

As one commentator pointed out, that is where our properly funded hospitals, schools and law and order are hidden.

The World media went into meltdown over Facebook going down though.
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Kwacky » 05 Oct 2021, 08:01

They've all got their snouts in the trough
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 08:32

Where's Guy Fawkes when you need him?
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby StMarks » 05 Oct 2021, 08:38

Monty wrote:Where's Guy Fawkes when you need him?

Aren't things are bad enough, without some religious fundamentalist attempting to overthrow democracy ?
(wait) Although,,,
,, on reflection, democracy does seem to be a failed system :?
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 09:40

StMarks wrote:
Monty wrote:Where's Guy Fawkes when you need him?

Aren't things are bad enough, without some religious fundamentalist attempting to overthrow democracy ?
(wait) Although,,,
,, on reflection, democracy does seem to be a failed system :?


Fair point, with our current luck we'd probably end up with Wolfie Smith.
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2021, 12:39

Democracy is not a failed system...it only fails when the people who espouse it's virtues fall short of maintaining those very same principles themselves.
Like a car left to rot, democracy will go nowhere if left to it's own devices....driven forward through change, it will always make progress of some kind.
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 13:33

Have you met Boris?
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 13:34

.......... he's currently making Trump look good
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2021, 13:50

Monty wrote:Have you met Boris?


I haven't had the pleasure.... I'm sure he's a very likeable lad.

Hey.... what's it like having a Yank as a Prime Minister???
(rolf)
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby duke63 » 05 Oct 2021, 15:12

D41 wrote:
Monty wrote:Have you met Boris?


I haven't had the pleasure.... I'm sure he's a very likeable lad.

Hey.... what's it like having a Yank as a Prime Minister???
(rolf)


If you do ever meet him, don’t stand still for too long as he will want to impregnate you.
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 15:36

D41 wrote:
Monty wrote:Have you met Boris?


I haven't had the pleasure.... I'm sure he's a very likeable lad.

Hey.... what's it like having a Yank as a Prime Minister???
(rolf)


He gave up his US passport/citizenship when you asked him to pay some TAX.
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby StMarks » 05 Oct 2021, 15:56

Monty wrote:,,,,Fair point, with our current luck we'd probably end up with Wolfie Smith.

I suspect there's no way to admit this without offending you, so please accept my apology in advance Monty (blush)
but,,
,, not having ever met you in person, my mind map has always had you imaged/allocated as Citizen Smith. (smirk)

(giggle) ,,, sorry Monty, just put it down to another of my multifarious flaws. (& be pleased that at least you're not Duke63 ;) )
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2021, 19:08

Monty wrote:
He gave up his US passport/citizenship when you asked him to pay some TAX.



I don't know anything about that, but I can definitely see there being a conflict-of-interest if he's the premier of one country, and at the same time the tax-paying citizen of another. Wouldn't you agree...??
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby StMarks » 05 Oct 2021, 19:16

D41 wrote:,,,I don't know anything about that, but I can definitely see there being a conflict-of-interest if he's the premier of one country, and at the same time the tax-paying citizen of another. Wouldn't you think so...??

May concern a few of us, but you have to wonder if he would give a ,,,,, care.?
For example, would it set a precedence in the "conflict of interest" stakes, if his entire premiership had been funded surreptitiously by Russian Vory.?
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby Monty » 05 Oct 2021, 19:20

D41 wrote:
Monty wrote:
He gave up his US passport/citizenship when you asked him to pay some TAX.



I don't know anything about that, but I can definitely see there being a conflict-of-interest if he's the premier of one country, and at the same time the tax-paying citizen of another. Wouldn't you agree...??


TAX paying citizen HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pandora papers

Postby D41 » 05 Oct 2021, 19:23

@ StMarks...
I was thinking of it solely as a matter of being an issue of paperwork, to be honest. Anything more seems like guesswork.
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