“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
Towards the end his BBC interview reflecting on the Supreme Court’s decision, Mr. Farage revealed the true intention of his BREXIT campaign, stating:
“Well, we would be half-Brexiting is my guess – is that legally we may get out of some aspects of EU membership, but if we stay in the single market, we finish up with all our businesses being regulated somewhere else and indeed a court in Luxembourg that can overrule our own Supreme Court and if that happens it will a supreme act of betrayal.”http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37861487
Mr. Farage emphasised that: “if we stay in the single market, we finish up with all our businesses being regulated somewhere else”. Therefore, Brexit is not about Britain’s little people, like you and me. It is about the tax–avoiding rich people not being subjected to EU regulations.
To comprehend why Mr. Farage is opposed to the EU regulating our businesses; one has to review the regulations that Brussels has decided to impose on its member states.
According to the Financial Times:
“Brussels is to push for new disclosure requirements forcing companies operating in blacklisted tax havens to come clean about their profits and tax payments in a sign the crackdown response to the Panama Papers revelations has begun to snowball worldwide… The European Commission is preparing next week to strengthen a long-planned measure to force corporate disclosure of tax payments, profits made, and the number of employees in individual countries, so that the disclosure applies not only to activities in Europe but to those in a planned blacklist of tax havens outside the EU.”https://www.ft.com/content/5ee51bf4-fda3-11e5-a31a-7930bacb3f5f
This is the EU regulation that Mr. Farage does not want British companies to be subjected to. Therefore, my dear little people of Great Britain, this is what Brexit means for Great Britain, which is protecting the Britain’s wealthy individuals with companies operating in blacklisted tax havens, not the Britain’s little people.
Thanks to Mr. Farage’s successful campaign to leave the EU, the Britain’s tax-evading businessman will now be able to retain their immunity from EU regulations and continue to enjoy their tax havens, whilst the Great Britain’s little people are left with the option of either paying higher taxes or loosing out on NHS and social security benefits.
Still not convinced that departure from the EU is not about the little people?
Alright then, let us follow up on the latest relations between the UK and the EU.
According to the Guardian, Cameron stepped in to shield offshore trusts from EU tax crackdown in 2013
“David Cameron intervened personally to prevent offshore trusts from being dragged into an EU-wide crackdown on tax avoidance, it has emerged. In a 2013 letter to the then president of the European council, Herman Van Rompuy, the prime minister said that trusts should not automatically be subject to the same transparency requirements as companies… Cameron made cracking down on tax avoidance a central theme of Britain’s presidency of the G8 group of wealthy nations in 2013, and the proposal for a central ownership register was one of the proposals discussed at the Lough Erne G8 summit in June of that year. But when some in the EU wanted to extend the same principle to trust structures, Cameron said in his letter to Van Rompuy that tax authorities were already “gaining access to more information than ever before on trusts, especially offshore trusts,” through information-exchange agreements with tax authorities in different countries.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/apr/07/david-cameron-offshore-trusts-eu-tax-crackdown-2013
It is evident that David Cameron did not have the interest of the little people in Great Britain. He was preoccupied with the trust funds of the Britain’s tax-dodgers and since the EU decided to tell our Prime Minister that the EU is committed to the well-being of Great Britain’s little people, instead of the wealthy few, our Prime Minister decided to hold a referendum on Great Britain’s departure from the EU.
Once the referendum was announced, to protect their offshore accounts and trusts, wealthy British individuals turned on their engines and Mr. Farage to convince the British people that the EU is a demon, a dictatorship, a new world order instrument and so on.
Daily Express, Daily Mail and The Sun were one of the most prominent opponents of the EU, who are owned by our country’s “patriots”, who believe that Britain’s little people are simply not worthy of their taxes. Individuals that love their country or its little people, pay their taxes and the following people seem to not to be one of them:
Daily Express Owner, Richard Desmond Tax Profile
“Secret documents obtained by the programme reveal how major UK-based firms cut secret tax deals with authorities in Luxembourg to avoid paying corporation tax in Britain. The confidential tax agreements, that Panorama has looked at, were all devised by big four accountancy firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The companies involved include pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and media company Northern and Shell, owned by Richard Desmond.”http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/panorama-truth-about-tax.html
“New Express owner Richard Desmond’s huge publishing and TV sex empire has paid just £200,000 in corporation tax since it was established eight years ago, The Observer can reveal… His two main holding companies – Northern & Shell Group Ltd and Portland Investments Ltd – are owned by trusts in Guernsey, the Channel Islands tax haven.”https://www.theguardian.com/media/2000/dec/24/pressandpublishing.dailyexpress
Daily Mail Owner, Lord Rothermere Tax Profile
“Michael Winterbottom’s new film, starring Russell Brand and featuring us, gets its world premiere and goes on general release next week. Britain’s role as a tax haven features prominently, and in the following clip from the film Brand doorsteps Lord Rothermere, owner of the stridently anti-tax Daily Mail, about his non-dom status. This blogger watched the film’s final cut last week and rates it as excellent. Well done to Michael and Russell for exposing the dishonesty of neo-liberal policies. The strap line says it all: “The Truth Is, We’ve Been Sold a Lie.” http://www.taxjustice.net/2015/04/17/comedian-russell-brand-doorsteps-lord-rothermere-over-his-non-dom-status/
“At other times Rothermere makes a point of being elusive and mysterious. He enjoys telephoning an editor, whom he has spoken to only the day before from Paris, and announcing: ‘I’m ringing you from the Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg,’ or ‘I’m in Tokyo at the Imperial.’ Sonia Sinclair remembers sitting next to Rothermere at a party for Imelda Marcos at the Philippines embassy. ‘Vere turned to me towards the end of dinner and said: ‘I’m leaving this country tomorrow for good. It’s absolutely essential, otherwise I’ll be virtually ruined by taxation, and I feel terribly strongly about keeping the empire together.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/panorama-truth-about-tax.html
The Sun Owner, Rupert Murdoch Tax Profile
“Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate News Corp. lobbied in favor of the new Panama free trade pact, according to federal lobbying disclosure forms — a pact that will make it more difficult for the U.S. government to crack down on Panama-related tax abuses. Panama is a notorious tax haven, and News Corp. also operates a subsidiary there. The company’s flagship American news outlets — The Wall Street Journal and Fox News — reported extensively on the three free trade deals passed by Congress last week without disclosing the parent firm’s lobbying activity.
In fact, News Corp. operates a total of 136 subsidiaries in nations identified as international tax havens by the Government Accountability Office — jurisdictions where wealthy Americans and corporations can stash money to avoid paying U.S. taxes. One of those subsidiaries, Twentieth Century Fox Films, S.A., is located in Panama.
News Corp. is not alone, of course. Panama has a total annual economic output of just $26.7 billion, according to the World Bank — less than two-tenths of one percent of the size of the U.S. economy (and about 45 percent less than the $44.75 billion stock market value of News Corp.). Nevertheless, Panama has attracted more than 400,000 offshore corporations thanks to its zero-percent tax rate and some of the strictest bank secrecy laws in the world.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/rupert-murdoch-corporate-tax-panama-trade-deal_n_1018600.html
“It is an outrage that Google, and so many huge multinational profitable businesses, pays so little tax. But then Murdoch’s own tax affairs have exercised accountants for years. The holding company for his UK newspapers legally paid no corporation tax at all during the 1990s, while its less than Googleplex profits since have meant HMRC is hardly awash with Murdoch millions. His company tax affairs have also come under scrutiny in Australia.” https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jan/28/rupert-murdoch-google-tax-deal
In case, you have forgotten it, Mr. Murdoch and his Sky company deprived little people of Great Britain to watch their favourite football team for free. And now Mr. Murdoch and his friends are at it again, increasing our taxes, threatening our NHS and welfare benefits by trying to get out of EU regulations that will make them pay their long overdue taxes.
Therefore, my dear little people of Great Britain, now you know why these tabloid newspapers are pushing so hard for us to leave the EU.
Did you know that our great and true patriot, Mr. Farage also tried to avoid paying his taxes by opening an offshore trust fund. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-leader-nigel-farage-admits-1972988.
Therefore, if you still believe our country will benefit from leaving the EU, then you either have an offshore account or belong to Mr. Farage’s army of little people. Perhaps, too little to understand the complex deceiving nature of Britain’s rich and powerful tax-evading individuals, whose businesses will continue to enjoy tax havens free from, as Mr Farage explained: “…being regulated somewhere else”.
Little people of Great Britain, it is time for you to wake up and stand up against these British tax-evaders that set out to destroy our great country for their personal gains or end up paying their taxes, which are bound to be raised in the years to come, because of increasing number in British owned offshore companies and trusts.