The Politics Thread

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Who will you be voting for?

Labour
12
40%
Conservatives
11
37%
Liberal Democrats
2
7%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
0
No votes
Green Party
3
10%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
Planet Hobo
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:56 pm

Hoboh wrote:
Hi my name is Jeremy, I write for this rag, I am a commie clinging on to dying ideals.
not long ago you were proclaiming that you actually agreed with a good number of those ideals! :D
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Prufrock » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:02 am

Because Hobes IS a socialist (he just doesn't know what it means). QED!
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:20 am

Prufrock wrote:Because Hobes IS a socialist (he just doesn't know what it means). QED!
Oh bloody big, large, huge, yawn.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Tsk

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2003-04/1044" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by freeindeed » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:38 pm

bobo the clown wrote: I know nothing about the geezer and the headline remarks don't look good .... until you read that his "tax haven" is France.

That somehow doesn't ring right, now does it ??
He ranked 4th in the Publishing, Advertising and PR section of the Sunday Times Rich List 2013 with an estimated wealth of £720 million.[4] In April 2015, the Sunday Times estimated his net worth at £1.0 billion[1]

He is a supporter of the Conservative Party leader David Cameron.[5]


He has non-domicile tax status and owns his media businesses through a complex structure of offshore holdings and trusts which entail him paying almost no UK tax on his income, investments or wealth.[6]

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:22 pm

^^^ I'm just wondering why a tax dodger would chose France as his tax registration location. Half of France is trying to get out because of tax rates.

Just odd, that's all.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by freeindeed » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:57 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33892407
Labour received more than 160,000 applications to vote in its leadership contest in the final 24 hours of registrations, the party has said.
The number of applications via trade unions more than doubled and the number of party members and £3 registered supporters also rose.
It takes the potential total electorate in the leadership contest to 610,753.
At the general election Labour had just over 200,000 full members.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:24 pm

bobo the clown wrote:^^^ I'm just wondering why a tax dodger would chose France as his tax registration location. Half of France is trying to get out because of tax rates.

Just odd, that's all.

does he pay tax in france?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by bobo the clown » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:30 pm

thebish wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:^^^ I'm just wondering why a tax dodger would chose France as his tax registration location. Half of France is trying to get out because of tax rates.

Just odd, that's all.
does he pay tax in france?
Well the attached flier says "Jonathan is French for the purposes of tax" so I'm assuming so.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by freeindeed » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:45 pm

By living as a tax exile in Paris for most of his life, the 3rd Viscount had become “non-domiciled” for British tax purposes.
https://beastrabban.wordpress.com/2015/ ... -tax-scam/

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:00 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... leadership" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Why do I get the impression this guy is getting worried about any support for him going down the drain if and when Chilcott finally publishes the report?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by William the White » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:05 pm

Hoboh wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... leadership

Why do I get the impression this guy is getting worried about any support for him going down the drain if and when Chilcott finally publishes the report?
Slide off under your stone Tony, you are a has been.
Yeah - but what's your second biggest objection to Jeremy Corbyn's policies? Doesn't normally take you this long to respond to a reasonable question... :conf:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:11 pm

William the White wrote:
Hoboh wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... leadership

Why do I get the impression this guy is getting worried about any support for him going down the drain if and when Chilcott finally publishes the report?
Slide off under your stone Tony, you are a has been.
Yeah - but what's your second biggest objection to Jeremy Corbyn's policies? Doesn't normally take you this long to respond to a reasonable question... :conf:
Too much in the way of nationalisation, health, power and water are essentials other than that government should not look to get involved, imagine the strike action on a nationalised railway with the 'brothers' calling the shots.
Oh and I'd love to know what he would do about ISIS and co.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by thebish » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:37 pm

bobo the clown wrote:
thebish wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:^^^ I'm just wondering why a tax dodger would chose France as his tax registration location. Half of France is trying to get out because of tax rates.

Just odd, that's all.
does he pay tax in france?
Well the attached flier says "Jonathan is French for the purposes of tax" so I'm assuming so.
he may be considered french - but are his earnings french to the extent that the french tax rules can reach them?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Hoboh wrote:
William the White wrote:
Hoboh wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... leadership

Why do I get the impression this guy is getting worried about any support for him going down the drain if and when Chilcott finally publishes the report?
Slide off under your stone Tony, you are a has been.
Yeah - but what's your second biggest objection to Jeremy Corbyn's policies? Doesn't normally take you this long to respond to a reasonable question... :conf:
Too much in the way of nationalisation, health, power and water are essentials other than that government should not look to get involved, imagine the strike action on a nationalised railway with the 'brothers' calling the shots.
Oh and I'd love to know what he would do about ISIS and co.
There are train strikes now. And the service is worse since privatisation. More expensive for customers and the tax payer and it is less reliable and more crowded.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Hoboh » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:11 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Hoboh wrote:
William the White wrote:
Hoboh wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... leadership

Why do I get the impression this guy is getting worried about any support for him going down the drain if and when Chilcott finally publishes the report?
Slide off under your stone Tony, you are a has been.
Yeah - but what's your second biggest objection to Jeremy Corbyn's policies? Doesn't normally take you this long to respond to a reasonable question... :conf:
Too much in the way of nationalisation, health, power and water are essentials other than that government should not look to get involved, imagine the strike action on a nationalised railway with the 'brothers' calling the shots.
Oh and I'd love to know what he would do about ISIS and co.
There are train strikes now. And the service is worse since privatisation. More expensive for customers and the tax payer and it is less reliable and more crowded.
Sensible people don't travel with the great sweaty unwashed on public transport, do they?
The railways are far from the great transport hub they were except for muppets that insist on working in central London!

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:28 pm

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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by jaffka » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:03 pm

thebish wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:
thebish wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:^^^ I'm just wondering why a tax dodger would chose France as his tax registration location. Half of France is trying to get out because of tax rates.

Just odd, that's all.
does he pay tax in france?
Well the attached flier says "Jonathan is French for the purposes of tax" so I'm assuming so.
he may be considered french - but are his earnings french to the extent that the french tax rules can reach them?
It seems that it's only you and freeindeed who actually gives a f**k. So why don't you jog on and do some interesting homework and find out yourself.

You can then post your findings to promote some interesting debate :zzz:

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Montreal Wanderer » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:11 pm

His father lived in Paris and had a non-domicile tax exemption status. He inherited this on his father's death. At least according to Private Eye...
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