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Party Donations

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:01 am

The source is well known as rabidly left wing*, but their primary source is (or should be) entirely impartial:

When it came to the Tories, the list of donors reads like a who’s who of tax avoiders, property developers, and crony capitalists.
May’s mates

The Tories’ top donors included [pdf p3/4]:

JCB Service – £1.5m. It’s owned by Anthony Bamford, who was not only named in the Panama Papers, but who operates JCB out of tax haven Bermuda.
John C Armitage – £1.1m. Armitage is the founder of Egerton Capital, a hedge fund that enables [xml] tax avoidance for investors.
John Griffin – £1.03m. Griffin and his private hire firm Addison Lee were caught up in a lobbying scandal in 2012.
Mark J. C. Bamford – £750,000. The younger brother of Anthony Bamford, owner of JBC Service, he was caught up in a row over a JCB subsidiary, JCB research, which, while only worth £27,000, was the biggest Tory donor in the run-up to the 2010 general election.
Andrew E Law – £525,000. Law is a hedge fund owner [paywall] whose firm Caxton Associates is registered in the US tax avoidance state of Delaware.
David J Rowland – £312,500. The Canary conducted a major investigation into Rowland in 2016, and described his offshore tax affairs as “mind blowing”.
Lord Michael Ashcroft – £500,000. Ashcroft has been involved in several tax avoidance scandals. He also co-authored the book at the centre of the David Cameron ‘Pig gate’ scandal.

The list goes on...


https://www.thecanary.co/2017/08/24/her ... y-ashamed/

{* Note to Shootist: example of introducing the evidence, it's not difficult.}
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Re: Party Donations

Postby Labrador » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:31 am

The Canary a political blog impartial?
Very doubtful in my opinion. :D
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Re: Party Donations

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:37 am

Labrador wrote:The Canary a political blog impartial?
Very doubtful in my opinion. :D

How do you read "rabidly left wing" to suggest impartial? Are you an idiot?
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Re: Party Donations

Postby Labrador » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:13 pm

Hairyloon wrote:
Labrador wrote:The Canary a political blog impartial?
Very doubtful in my opinion. :D

How do you read "rabidly left wing" to suggest impartial? Are you an idiot?



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