According to Press Gazette, throughout 2013, 2014 and 2015, before he announced the EU referendum rather than meeting the pro-EU press, David Cameron intensified his discussions with the pro-Brexit press, who backed the Leave campaign.
Ever since he announced his U-turn on the EU-referendum in 2012, Mr Cameron spent his time exclusively in the company of executive officials of the British pro-Brexit press.
As someone who campaigned to remain in the EU, one might have expected that Mr Cameron would coordinate his campaign and meet with the pro-EU press, such as the Independent, Guardian, Financial Times, etc.
Instead, Mr Cameron held 12 meetings with executive officials of the pro-Brexit press, as follows:
News Coorp., which controls The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun
-February 2015, Mr Cameron met with Robert Thomson, News Corporation chief executive, general discussion
-July 2015, Mr Cameron met with Robert Thomson, general discussion
Telegraph Media Group, which controls The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph
-February 2013, Mr Cameron met with Murdoch MacLennan, Guy Black (with John Witherow and Lionel Barber), to discuss Leveson Report
-April 2013 – Mr Cameron met with Aidan Barclay, general discussion
-September 2013, Mr Cameron met with Murdoch MacLennan (with Tony Gallagher and Ian MacGregor), general discussion
-November 2013, Mr Cameron met with Sir David Barclay, Telegraph owner, dinner
-May 2014, Mr Cameron met with Aidan Barclay, general discussion
-October 2014, Mr Cameron met with Aidan Barclay (with Fizzy Barclay), dinner
-January 2015, Mr Cameron met with Aidan Barclay, general discussion
Express newspapers, which controls the Daily Star and Daily Express
-October 2013, Mr Cameron met with Richard Desmond, general discussion
-January 2015, Mr Cameron met with Richard Desmond, general discussion
-October 2014, Mr Cameron met with Lord Rothermere (with Paul Dacre), chairman and owner of Daily Mail and General Trust, dinner
Of course, David Cameron praised his own efforts in tackling tax avoidance, however, according to the Panama Papers, the British Virgin Islands are becoming the world’s largest tax haven.
According to The World Economic Forum, half of the companies included in the Panama Papers were implicated in tax avoidance exploited the British overseas territory tax havens.
The implementation of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive would have ended the massive tax avoiding practices by wealthy Brits or owners of British businesses who are responsible for the ongoing austerity measures and food banks.
However, David Cameron wasn’t interested in getting the UK to implement the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which is why he called the EU referendum.
According to the BBC, in 2012, David Cameron declared that he is prepared to consider a referendum on the UK’s EU relationship, but only when the time is right!
On 28 January 2016 the Commission presented its proposal for an Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive as part of the Anti-Tax Avoidance Package, and according to the BBC, Cameron tried to secure a “special status” for the UK, “giving greater powers to national parliaments to block EU legislation”, such as the new one that aims to end tax-avoiding practices.
After failing to secure a “special status” for the British Parliament to exempt the UK from future EU laws, Cameron decided that the right time has come for him to announce the date for EU referendum.
Once the EU referendum was announced, Tory Brexiteers campaigned to achieve what Cameron’s failed, which is to restore the sovereignty of the British Parliament to reject the implementation of EU laws by leaving the EU.
Throughout their Leave campaign, prominent Brexiteers demonized EU laws but failed to name which ones aren’t good for the UK.
Justifying their decision to vote Out, most Leavers replied that they don’t like EU laws, but when asked which EU law that they are excited to repeal, they couldn’t name a single one, because neither David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Jacob Reese Mogg, nor other prominent Brexiteers never mentioned the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive in public, because they personally generated additional income from British tax havens.
However, the biggest Brexit disloyalty to the British public derives from the BBC, which never bothered to inform its viewers, readers or listeners, about the impact of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive to the British economy, austerity measures or the NHS (google search “BBC EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive” and see how many links appear).
But, then again, ever since he changed his mind on the EU referendum in 2012, David Cameron held a total of 7 meetings with BBC executives, whereby on:
-April 2012, Mr Cameron met Rhodri Talfan Davies (with the deputy head of BBC Wales News), BBC Cymru Wales director;
-May 2013, Mr Cameron met Tony Hall, BBC director general;
-June 2014, Mr Cameron met Tony Hall, BBC director general;
-August 2014, Mr Cameron met Rona Fairhead, BBC Trust chairman;
-March 2015, Mr Cameron met Rona Fairhead, BBC Trust chairman;
-September 2015, Mr Cameron met Tony Hall, BBC director general.
Coincidentally, Rona Fairhead, BBC Trust chairman was also implicated in a tax-avoidance in 2015 and it appears that the BBC has become the Orwellian “Thought Police”, serving the tax dodging elite instead of the British people who pay for their services!
In case you followed the live broadcast of the House of Common’s discussions on Brexit today, Jeremy Corbyn accused the Tory Government of turning the UK into a tax haven, but his legitimate claims will not be reported by either the BBC or other mainstream UK media.
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