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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
14-Nov-17 - 03:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Paradise Papers: It's still us and them
Subject: RE: BS: Paradise Papers: It's still us and them
Same old, same old:
From: Steve Shaw - PM
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 07:25 PM
What I find absolutely amazing, coming from our resident apologists for Charles, the Queen and the rest of the shabby crowd who pay armies of accountants a fortune to "minimise" their tax bills, is that they defend all that whilst scrabbling around to find how lefties "do the same."

From The Economist
THE grandest name associated with the 'Paradise Papers', leaked documents that shine light on offshore transactions (see article), is that of Queen Elizabeth. The papers reveal that the Duchy of Lancaster, her private estate, invested millions in a Cayman Islands fund. Many of her subjects are nonplussed. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, implied that she should apologise, though there is no suggestion of wrongdoing. Yet despite her offshore dealings, the queen actually pays more tax than legally required, not less.