Blair's unpaid taxes

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#3
I seem to remember a Private Eye story from quite a few years back alleging that Saint Tony and his one-eyed sidekick re-wrote the tax laws on multiple companies/trusts/etc. The final legislation was apparently so complex as to be completely impossible to disentangle. It was sugested at the time that this might suit anyone who in the future might want to benefit from consultancy and speaking engagements.

In the mean-time little people, don't forget to fill in your tax returns on time and don't get caught trying to save a few pennies!
 
#7
It's amazing, would you all be more outraged if he relied on the UK to provide his income? Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East, wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes?

Whilst I may not agree with some of his decisions, the rank hypocrisy of many who criticise him continues to amaze me.
 
#9
Hypocrisy? So his critics are all former politicians who are now earning millions as shills for American banks, in between grovelling to bloodthirsty dictators, are they?
Whilst receiving millions of pounds worth of protection at the public expense whilst he continues in his money-making endeavours.
 
#10
It's amazing, would you all be more outraged if he relied on the UK to provide his income? Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East, wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes?

Whilst I may not agree with some of his decisions, the rank hypocrisy of many who criticise him continues to amaze me.
I'm disguted with the odious turd on a number of levels…

Having made a complete ****ing horlicks of the UK, the cnut spends nearly all his time larging it like a King abroad on some as yet undisclosed coin while we pay for a comprehensive and very expensive security screen around the cnuts pied a terre in London.

The little shit was bloody quick to rush us into wars on a nod from the US and seems to be making out like a bandit on very lucrative Directorships and 'advisory' roles from 'think tanks' and insitutions that have done very nicely from said adventurism.
 
#11
It's amazing, would you all be more outraged if he relied on the UK to provide his income? Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East, wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes?

Whilst I may not agree with some of his decisions, the rank hypocrisy of many who criticise him continues to amaze me.
I wouldn't be outraged at all if he live in ashes and sackcloth. And covered the WMF in something that covered her smug chops. And moreover I don't really give a sh1t how much he makes using his former connections. I work abroad and don't pay tax on my Primary Income. BUT I do pay tax on my military pension and I do pay Corporation Tax on my family business and I do pay income tax on my drawings from the business. I pay the going rate. So should he.

Is he classed as resident in the UK I wonder?
 
#12
It's amazing, would you all be more outraged if he relied on the UK to provide his income? Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East, wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes?

Whilst I may not agree with some of his decisions, the rank hypocrisy of many who criticise him continues to amaze me.
As opposed to the hypocrisy of a socialist hero using every trick in the book to get rich "on the backs of others" and pay as little tax as possible?
 
#13
It's amazing, would you all be more outraged if he relied on the UK to provide his income? Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East, wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes?

I think you'll find the UK does provide his living, first his salary as PM, then his wife's earnings on the back of the Human Rights act he introduced, and finally as a springboard to massive earnings from the US after his provision of a fig leaf for GW2. This is known in some circles as a bung, or kickback.

Would I like to see him living in a terrace up north wearing sack cloth and ashes? I think it's the least he could do.

If that venal, morally dubious, egregious excuse for a 'pretty straight sort of guy' had worked as hard for the UK as he did in feathering his own nest, we would probably have had the world's leading economy by now.
 
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I seem to remember a Private Eye story from quite a few years back alleging that Saint Tony and his one-eyed sidekick re-wrote the tax laws on multiple companies/trusts/etc. The final legislation was apparently so complex as to be completely impossible to disentangle. It was sugested at the time that this might suit anyone who in the future might want to benefit from consultancy and speaking engagements.

In the mean-time little people, don't forget to fill in your tax returns on time and don't get caught trying to save a few pennies!

Inclined to agree ..... quote from an earlier post of mine on a similar thread ....


Blair’s finances were also the subject of an on line competition by the Guardian a couple of years ago as a consequence of which it was discovered he was making use of an obscure loophole to hide the details …. See linky … Mystery of Tony Blair's money solved | Politics | The Guardian .

Taster …..


A little-known loophole in UK company law is being used by Tony Blair to keep his finances secret, the Guardian can disclose.
Blair would normally have to publish company accounts detailing the millions flowing into his various commercial ventures since he stepped down from office in 2007.
But he has set up a complicated artificial structure which avoids the normal rule. In effect, he is getting the benefits of running a British company without the drawbacks of unwelcome publicity.
His main vehicle is a so-called limited partnership, christened Windrush Ventures No 3 LP.
Thanks to a gap in the Whitehall regulations, this entity is not required to publish any accounts. Such partnerships must normally disclose figures, or face criminal penalties.



His finances are …. how does it go … an enigma wrapped in a riddle shrouded in mystery … all legal … but why ?

Interesting that the legislation he is using was created in 2000 … perhaps a bit of forward planning by someone .
 
#16
I'm more shocked that he paid any taxes at all. He screwed the country over when he was in power, why are we shocked that he is screwing us out of taxes.
I wouldnt be surprised if he gets a tax rebate, the mans a festering sheeps quim of the highest order.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Perhaps he should live in a small miner's terrace in the North East,
Whilst I may not agree with some of his decisions, the rank hypocrisy of many who criticise him continues to amaze me.

You mean like the people who voted him in as their MP on the first place and have seen the country go to rat shit under his and his mates leadership.
Will the many union barons who supported him or Balls and Miliband now come out and speak against his new found staus and wealth.
Or will they continue to peddle the myth that only the Labour party can speak for he working man whilst all Tories are privately educated, money grabbers who exploit every loop hole going in pursuit of wealth.

Hypocrisy you got that bit right enough.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#18
Lower down the article:

"There is no suggestion that Mr Blair’s tax affairs are anything other than legitimate. His accounts are audited by KPMG, one of the world’s biggest accountancy firms."

So, bit of a non-story then.......
 
#19
Lower down the article:

"There is no suggestion that Mr Blair’s tax affairs are anything other than legitimate. His accounts are audited by KPMG, one of the world’s biggest accountancy firms."

So, bit of a non-story then.......
Did you expect them to say "This looks a bit dodgy"? :)
 
#20
Lower down the article:

"There is no suggestion that Mr Blair’s tax affairs are anything other than legitimate. His accounts are audited by KPMG, one of the world’s biggest accountancy firms."

So, bit of a non-story then.......
True, but it does go on to say that there is still £8 million in expenses not accounted for...
 

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