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Thread #163084   Message #3887896
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Nov-17 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Paradise Papers: It's still us and them
Subject: RE: BS: Paradise Papers: It's still us and them
The "tax avoidance" surrounding the setting up of the Scott Trust was done to save the paper from Lord Beaverbrook, that right-wing power-hungry imperialist, would-be appeaser and friend of Lord Rothermere. The Scott family gave up their wealth in favour of the trust and the Guardian has remained a not-for-profit independent newspaper, never owned by a newspaper magnate (they're all great guys, aren't they?) ever since. Not quite the same as multimillionaires shuffling their money round tax havens in order to make even more millions whilst sat on their fat arses while the rest of us make up the deficit, eh? Still, if you really want to make that moral equivalence, all I can say is that it tells us everything we need to know about your own moral standards.