Politics

The BBC and HSBC Connection

The BBC and HSBC Connection

Following on from a previous article on tax avoidance schemes prompted by the revelations about the bank HSBC, which got heavy exposure in the media, we now see a disturbing connection between BBC and HSBC. Rona Fairhead, the chairman of the BBC Trust, was paid more than £500,000 by HSBC last year for non-executive roles working the equivalent of one […]

March 2, 2015 · Politics, Uncategorized
Cash-for-Access and Tax Avoidance

Cash-for-Access and Tax Avoidance

Two former foreign secretaries are exposed for their involvement in a new “cash for access” scandal. Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind offered to use their positions as politicians on behalf of a fictitious Chinese company in return for payments of at least £5,000 per day. Mr Straw, one of Labour’s most senior figures, boasted that he operated “under the […]

February 24, 2015 · Politics
Coalition and Labour inaction on tax evasion

Coalition and Labour inaction on tax evasion

Published Feb 13, 2015 UKIP Economics spokesman Patrick O’Flynn: “It is becoming increasingly clear that both the last Labour government and the present Conservative-Lib Dem coalition have failed to clamp down on tax evasion. “UKIP has led the way in arguing that multi national corporations that indulge in scams to dodge tax should face a charge based on their UK […]

February 18, 2015 · Politics
Yeo defects to UKIP (….not that Yeo)

Yeo defects to UKIP (….not that Yeo)

Harriet Yeo*, who was chairman of Labour’s ruling body between 2012 and 2013, is so disillusioned with Mr Miliband’s refusal to offer a EU referendum vote that she will be throwing her support behind Nigel Farage’s party. Telegraph Nigel Farage said “I’m delighted that UKIP can now count upon the support of such respected figure as Harriet Yeo. A life […]

February 17, 2015 · Politics
Chilcot Petition

Chilcot Petition

Published Jan 22, 2015 UKIP.org A petition backed by UKIP Defence spokesman Mike Hookem MEP and UKIP Leader Nigel Farage calling upon the immediate release of the Chilcot Report has reached over 10,000 signatures in a little over 24 hours. UKIP MEP Mike Hookem said: “I’m delighted to see that the petition has already reached 10,000 signatures. “It underscores the […]

January 24, 2015 · Politics
Osborne’s promised funding is not extra cash

Osborne’s promised funding is not extra cash

George Osborne’s £2bn promised funding for frontline health services is just returning part of the money the Coalition government has taken away, said UKIP health spokesman Louise Bours who said: “We are expected to be grateful for this cash but the reality is this is just restoring some of that taken in cuts imposed to meet the 2015 target of […]

December 3, 2014 · Politics
UKIP figures blast European Arrest Warrant shambles

UKIP figures blast European Arrest Warrant shambles

UKIP 11-11-14 Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless have responded to the Government’s failure to offer the Commons a vote on the European Arrest Warrant. UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: “The failure to offer the Commons a vote, and thus the British public a say on the European Arrest Warrant, is a farce. ​ “The Government has treated British […]

November 11, 2014 · Politics
World Energy Costs Fall but not in Europe

World Energy Costs Fall but not in Europe

Government obsession with ‘renewables’ has shut us off from low cost energy This year has seen the price of Brent crude oil fall from about $115 a barrel in June to about $85 today.  This has resulted in some reduction in the price we pay at the pumps and is welcome, despite the very high tax content which dominates the […]

October 23, 2014 · Politics