Conspiracy theory

#1
David Abrahams. I wild shot I know but, lets suppose for a minute that this fella is not such a liarbour fan as we've been allowed to think he is.
Could this £650,000 have been nothing more than some kind of expensive 'honey trap' to bring Brown and his other cronies down?
He said he didn't want publicity but anonymnity hence all the cloak and dagger stuff.
Linked to this I have another question. Was this donation tax deductible? If so, should it be? As this would mean that indirectly the treasury ( we the tax payer ) will be funding the beneficiaries of said donation as well.

Just a thought. :roll:
(Awaits lambasting)
 
#2
goodkurtz said:
The start of yet another busy week for the rest of us but already Adam is having a slow day in the office.

Your in tray Adam. Are you going to do anything about its contents or shall maintenance just hire a skip? :D
Not office mate, ( www.rojeans.co.uk ) but a slow day? Yes........... 'Kin bored! :yawn:
 
#4
Adam(KOS) said:
Adam(KOS) said:
goodkurtz said:
The start of yet another busy week for the rest of us but already Adam is having a slow day in the office.

Your in tray Adam. Are you going to do anything about its contents or shall maintenance just hire a skip? :D
Not office mate, ( www.rojeans.co.uk ) but a slow day? Yes........... 'Kin bored! :yawn:
:scratch: Wher'd e go :?
I am here Adam.
As always Management is watching your every move and monitoring your every thought (no matter how purile).
 
#5
goodkurtz said:
Adam(KOS) said:
Adam(KOS) said:
goodkurtz said:
The start of yet another busy week for the rest of us but already Adam is having a slow day in the office.

Your in tray Adam. Are you going to do anything about its contents or shall maintenance just hire a skip? :D
Not office mate, ( www.rojeans.co.uk ) but a slow day? Yes........... 'Kin bored! :yawn:
:scratch: Wher'd e go :?
I am here Adam.
As always Management is watching your every move and monitoring your every thought (no matter how purile).
Now, just your thoughts. I bet you nearly cum when you saw a thread titled conspiracy theory didnt you. Time to ring bacofoil again
 
#6
Bungs (sorry donations) such as this are only tax deductible against expenses where they are for the purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting the business.
That's my understanding of it anyway perhaps a qualified accountant which I am not can provide a definitive answer.

Of course if the potential return was many fold in the granting of planning permission previously withheld, I doubt whether there would be any need to offset against expenses.
 

Alsacien

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#7
If he was such a big liarbour supporter - how come he is spilling the beans now about how many new of his ILLEGAL donations :?
 
#8
We are a young business specializing in custom made laser crystal.
A precision business using laser to cut crystal is it not Adam?
Instead of musing about the financial machinations of the Labour Party perhaps you might apply some of that same precision re proof reading your web page text.
Or is the 'h' in bold below a silent one?

Currently this covers twelve units or corps and we aim to add to our portfolio as demand increases. We where recently commissioned to produce the BBC Scouseology awards.
 
#9
goodkurtz said:
We are a young business specializing in custom made laser crystal.
A precision business using laser to cut crystal is it not Adam?
Instead of musing about the financial machinations of the Labour Party perhaps you might apply some of that same precision re proof reading your web page text.
Or is the 'h' in bold below a silent one?

Currently this covers twelve units or corps and we aim to add to our portfolio as demand increases. We where recently commissioned to produce the BBC Scouseology awards.
Also, the English word is 'specialising'.
 
#10
Alsacien said:
If he was such a big liarbour supporter - how come he is spilling the beans now about how many new of his ILLEGAL donations :?
That's what had me thinking. Set em up, then spill the beans! :D
 
#11
goodkurtz said:
We are a young business specializing in custom made laser crystal.
A precision business using laser to cut crystal is it not Adam?
Instead of musing about the financial machinations of the Labour Party perhaps you might apply some of that same precision re proof reading your web page text.
Or is the 'h' in bold below a silent one?

Currently this covers twelve units or corps and we aim to add to our portfolio as demand increases. We where recently commissioned to produce the BBC Scouseology awards.
& RFUK
Thanks for the thanks for the pointers chaps :oops: :crash:
 
#12
Adam(KOS) said:
David Abrahams. I wild shot I know but, lets suppose for a minute that this fella is not such a liarbour fan as we've been allowed to think he is.
Could this £650,000 have been nothing more than some kind of expensive 'honey trap' to bring Brown and his other cronies down?
He said he didn't want publicity but anonymnity hence all the cloak and dagger stuff.
Linked to this I have another question. Was this donation tax deductible? If so, should it be? As this would mean that indirectly the treasury ( we the tax payer ) will be funding the beneficiaries of said donation as well.

Just a thought. :roll:
(Awaits lambasting)
How about its a conspiracy among all MPs to say "Look donations are not working and could lead to corruption. I know! Why don't we just use tax-payers money to fund us".
 
#13
Conspiracy theory! And there was me rubbin' me hot little hands! :D :D :D

MsG
 
#16
No its not about Abrahams its who is behind him..........the smoking man ?
 
#17
Donations currently are taxable unless left in a will as donations to political parties (and charities) are exempt IHT.

Labour have been looking to change this:

Political parties could be given charitable status so that donations to them attract tax relief under a plan drawn up by Labour in the wake of the "cash for honours" scandal.

A Labour report, leaked to The Independent, advocates an increase in taxpayer funding for parties to reduce their dependency on a small number of millionaire donors. The consultation document, discussed by Labour's ruling national executive committee (NEC) this week, will provide the basis of the party's evidence to an inquiry into state funding by a former Whitehall mandarin, Sir Hayden Phillips.

If relief had been granted at the standard 22 per cent tax rate on the £18.7m of "small donations" made to parties between 2001-03, it would have cost taxpayers more than £4m.

The Labour document says: "We believe it is right that we consider a greater investment in our democracy as a nation. Furthermore, we believe that political parties play a vital role in ensuring that democracy is healthy, which we believe is good for society.

"To this end, the issues of tax relief or gift aid on donations to political parties have been suggested by some. Some have argued, however, that tax relief would achieve the same objective of charitable status without the possible negative implications for charity law in respect of political campaigning."

In the past, Labour has been wary of tax relief and the move has been opposed by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown. But it is now emerging as a leading option as Labour and the Tories edge towards a consensus on funding reform after the controversy over whether the two parties nominated rich donors for honours, which has prompted a Metropolitan Police inquiry.

The Tories are proposing tax relief on donations of up to £3,000 to boost their value to parties by 22 per cent. Under their plan, the state would provide "matching funds" for donations up to £3,000 by non-taxpayers.

Labour and the Tories back the idea of a ceiling on donations to and spending by parties in return for a state hand-out based on electoral performance.Labour floats the idea that a threshold should be set to exclude parties with "extreme views" such as the BNP. The Tories want a £50,000 cap on all donations.
Nice to exempt themselves of taxation whilst there is an ever increasing burden on the general population.
 
#18
drain_sniffer said:
Bugsy said:
Conspiracy theory! And there was me rubbin' me hot little hands! :D :D :D

MsG
Weh hey, all we are missing is frenchperson and the wibble gang is all here :D
You just don't get it, do ya, luntkugs? Even it it's spelled out on a black and white board! Oh well.

MsG
 

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