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Offline danrok

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Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« on: April 05, 2016, 07:24:10 PM »
Well, I've always considered this man to be a brainless plank. It just becomes all the more obvious as time passes.

Not long ago he was purporting to be some kind of anti-nuclear campaigner (whilst achieving nothing), now he is talking like some war mongering oligarch!

From the BBC:

"He also said the government should consider imposing "direct rule" on British overseas territories and dependencies if they do not comply with UK tax law."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35967201

Will he becoming here in person to enforce this direct rule? Perhaps we could arrange a greeting party for him?

In reality, the real problem with tax evasion exists in the UK, in the UK's laws, not ours.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 02:10:37 AM »
In reality, the real problem with tax evasion exists in the UK, in the UK's laws, not ours.
Rubbish.The Uk doesn't force us to have zero % corporation tax.
Its a combination of the two,UK laws and Jersey laws.
And its the average working person who is suffering from this bizarre 0/10 tax regime,facing increasing tax rises and service cuts to fill the void created by tax dodging companies.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 04:13:16 AM »
All governments are compliant in enforcing the basic rule, "Rich get richer whilst the poor get poorer".
Once anyone has secured a position in government,(Anywhere in the world),their main priority is to continue to be paid for being there.
Just look at ,"Cognitive Hypnotist/ Wacky DJ", Peter Mac.  Got himself a nice number ,(£1200+p/w considering perks etc), for doing bugger all but shut his gob!!

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 06:12:04 PM »
In reality, the real problem with tax evasion exists in the UK, in the UK's laws, not ours.
Rubbish.The Uk doesn't force us to have zero % corporation tax.
Its a combination of the two,UK laws and Jersey laws.
And its the average working person who is suffering from this bizarre 0/10 tax regime,facing increasing tax rises and service cuts to fill the void created by tax dodging companies.

Not rubbish at all.

What has led you to believe that the UK could not simply ban UK organisations from doing business in tax havens? Hint: They're already banned from doing business in North Korea.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 06:16:19 PM »
All governments are compliant in enforcing the basic rule, "Rich get richer whilst the poor get poorer".

That's how capitalism works, and always will.

It's actually very naive to think that cracking down on tax havens will make any real difference to this. Those with wealth will always be in full control. For example, they can just increase the prices their businesses charge to cover higher taxes, so the little guy ends up paying their tax bill anyhow.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 06:55:12 PM »
Not sure increasing prices is such a good idea to add to profit.

I am thinking of the massive Tesco who are being shafted literally by lower prices at LidL and Aldi in the UK partly causing loses and adding to their troubles. It is the same with Morrisons hurt by competion charging less for the same or better quality then you have the added competition of the internet.

Cracking down on tax havens will work.The nuclear option according to a finance professional's opinion that I know is to ban funds coming in from certain places. Example a house in London is to be purchased by a Russian with funds coming in from the Cayman islands. Sorry no ! We are not allowed to accept funds from Cayman, Bahamas, Panama, Guernsey etc etc.   Problem solved. No bank in the UK or the USA etc will accepted funds from places on the black list.

Also

We no longer purchase coffee from Starbucks when we are away due to their non payment of tax policy. We are obviously not the only ones as their profits plummeted in 2015.

Starbucks.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-starbuckstaxbritain-idUKBREA3N0X020140424

Morrisons.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31846566

Wealth is created from the ground up use your power as a consumer, if they don't get your money they are stuffed.

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Re: Jeremy Corbyn - the latest oligarch
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 12:58:08 AM »
Tax havens are allowed to exist because governments want them to.The biggest user of tax havens is the UK and its various territories.Its has been well documented and even supported by jersey Finance that the City of London benefits from Jersey chanelling money into it,even boasting how many jobs it supports.This might all be legal but is it moral.Why are we acting as a middle man to help corporations and wealthy individuals not pay the going rate of tax where it is due.Why are so many foreigners buying London property through offshore companies?Why are so many mineral rich countries living in poverty.
There is no way governments can pretend they don't know whats going on.Why is HMRC so soft on Google,Amazon and Starbucks.
Its only whistleblowers that will let the public  know what is going on.The Panama papers are from just one company,imagine what the global situation is really like.This is just the tip of the iceberg and there will be more public aversion to offshore as more revelations are made,this will probably help towards making the world a fairer place for all.