Announcing his thirst for Brexit, at the European Parliament, Nigel Farage reminded his fellow MEPs that tax avoidance is perfectly legal in the UK and that EU shouldn’t drive a wedge between the UK and its tax havens:
“Thank you. Well, there is a great degree of unity here this morning, with a common enemy – rich people, successful companies evading tax, which of course is a problem. Avoiding tax, which is not illegal, but it gives this whole chamber this morning a high moral tone. And as Mr Barroso says it is all about the perception of fairness. Because there is the added bonus of course that it drives a wedge between the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the Caymans.”
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country… It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Edward L. Bernays
In 1902, Rudyard Kipling exposed “the six honest serving-men” What, Why, When, Who, Where and How that helped him to determine the truth!
Every single human incited event occurs because of the reason (Why) that has happened (What) at a particular time (When) that could affect certain entities (Who) that are located within a specific region (Where) that use a certain method (How) to accomplish their goal.
The following text provides a summarised overview of Brexit’s Why, What, When, Who, Where and How.
WHAT HAPPENED THAT LED TO THE EU REFERENDUM?
The UK is leaving the EU because David Cameron decided:
-To hold the In/Out EU referendum;
-Not to inform the British voters about the biggest advantage of remaining in the EU, European Commission’s new Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which would have secured enough Remain votes.
If Cameron informed the British voters that a Remain vote would force the United Kingdom to implement the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which would have saved the NHS and end the ongoing harsh austerity measures, he could have secured enough votes to remain in the EU!
However, David Cameron, son of a tax-dodging millionaire who avoided paying UK tax for at least 30 years, wanted the UK to remain in the European Union, but without having to implement EU’s new Anti Tax Avoidance Directive.
WHEN DID DAVID CAMERON CALL THE EU REFERENDUM?
Following the EU’s decision to bail out Greece from bankruptcy that plummeted the value of the EURO and threatened the economic stability of the Eurozone, it was revealed that massive tax avoidance was the culprit behind the Hellenic fiscal crisis.
The inability of Greek authorities to curb tax avoidance prompted the Brussels to take action and end tax-avoiding practices by companies and individuals that generate income within the EU countries.
Speaking at the G20 summit press conference in 2011, the French President, Nicola Sarkozy declared that tax havens will no longer be tolerated and countries that continue to protect them, such as the UK, will be outcast from the developed economies.
WHY DID DAVID CAMERON’S REMAIN CAMPAIGN FAIL AT THE EU REFERENDUM?
In 2012, David Cameron declared he is prepared to consider the EU referendum, however “only when the time is right”, his momentous announcements on the EU referendum coincide with the key milestones of development of the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, whereby:
– In 2012, the European Commission produced their action plan to clamp down on tax avoidance, and within a month, David Cameron announced that he changed his mind, stating that he favours an EU referendum.
– In 2016, the European Commission produced the first draft of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive and within a month, David Cameron announced the date for the EU referendum.
Yet, although he campaigned to remain, David Cameron never mentioned the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which is biggest advantage of continuing our EU membership that end austerity measures and save our NHS.
But then again, David Cameron was fond of wealthy tax-dodging individuals, which is why in 2013, he wrote to the then president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy requesting from him not to drag British offshore trusts into an EU-wide crackdown on tax avoidance.
After all, David Cameron inherited his a house in North Kensington, worth £2.000.000 at the time and £300,000 from his father, Ian Cameron a long term tax-dodger, who expanded his wealth by running an offshore fund in Bahamas.
WHO SUPPORTED THE LEAVE CAMPAIGN?
Tax-dodgers are greedy individuals who couldn’t care less if the British people are being subjected to harsh austerity measures, living on discriminatory food banks or losing their NHS, yet ahead of the EU referendum, they became extremely patriotic and generous by donating vast amounts of money to the Leave camp.
According to The Business Insider UK, the long list of prominent individuals who donated generous amounts to the Leave campaign, and have been implicated in tax-avoiding practices, include:
-Lord Farmer who donated £300,000;
-Peter Cruddas who donated £350,000;
-Lord Bamford who donated £673,000;
-Crispin Odey who donated £873,288;
-Lord Edmiston who donated £1,000,000;
-Peter Hargreaves who donated £3,200,000;
-Arron Banks who donated £8,106, 375.
WHERE DID THE EU REFERENDUM TAKE PLACE?
Brexit took place in the UK, a country that is proud of being the world’s fifth largest economy, but at the same time it subjects its nation to austerity measures and food banks, because similar to Greece, the UK authorities are unable to collect due taxes.
According to The Guardian, in the year 2015, Inland Revenue failed to collect an estimated £16,000,000,000 in taxes, whereby £12,000,000,000 are lost in tax evasion or avoidance.
Of course, tax-avoiding practices are legal in the UK, but if we were to remain in the EU or in the single market and the customs union, the UK would have to implement new EU laws, such as the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which would force the companies to pay the exit charge whenever they removed their capital gains from the EU member state to another low tax jurisdiction, such as a British tax haven.
New EU laws would force a UK registered company, such as Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper to pay an exit charge, every time its capital gains are relocated to another tax jurisdiction outside the EU, such as Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands, because the British overseas territories are part of the UK, but not part of the EU!
HOW THE BRITISH ELITE GOT THEIR DESIRED OUTCOME AT THE EU REFERENDUM?
It seems that the British elite is fond of George Orwell’s “1984”, so they turned it into reality, whereby the invisible decision makers, “The Party” turned our democracies into “Oceania” and MSM into “The Thought Police”, whose role is to inflict fear upon the British people.
Every time tax-free assets of the wealthy elite are threatened by the EU or British politicians, “The Thought Police” also known as the right-wing media, infects the British people with the fear virus about an imaginary threat from that comes from subjects or individuals that are keen to deliver equality and social cohesion in the UK.
Right-wing press, such as The Sun, Daily Mail, Express and Telegraph have always endorsed Tory candidates, but after John Major introduced the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 and tried to tax the properties of the noble landowners, they ditched the Conservatives and endorsed the Labour candidate instead.
With the help of the right-wing “Thought Police”, Tony Blair won general elections in 1997 and freed the wealthy elite from his predecessor’s initiative to tax them.
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