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Thread: Trillions in Tax avoided

  1. #41

    Re: Trillions in Tax avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Must say, I don't get the notion of ignore the message because of who the messenger is at all - even if the BBC is what it's detractors on here claim it to be, the fact is that they have considerable evidence showing that people who can easily afford to pay the relevant taxes are avoiding/evading doing so, sometimes on legally dubious grounds it seems and always on morally dubious ones.

    I was listening to a phone in on this issue yesterday and, right at the start of the programme, a lady absolutely nailed it when she said that the really telling thing was the way defenders of the likes of that great sportsman Lewis Hamilton talk about "I" and "me" all the time and not "us" and "we" - nothing will ever dissuade me that we turned into a moire selfish society some time around forty years ago.
    What do you think of Fox News then? Do you admire the way they report on topics that other news organisations won't touch, or even attemp to cover up? I'm no fan of Fox, but I see a red light when they investigate a subject and others don't. Don't worry it also works in reverse, they have a lot of bias too. I think you have to be discerning and see what everybody is saying or not saying, and then draw your own conclusions.

    Regarding the Paradise Papers, news organisations in many countries are covering this, so it is possible to read "different flavours" of the same story.

  2. #42

    Re: Trillions in Tax avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by ninianclark View Post
    It's human nature at a basic level. Would you pay 10 for a pint if the pub next door was selling beer at 5 a pint ?
    This is exactly how the wealthy keep the plebs out of their watering holes

  3. #43

    Re: Trillions in Tax avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    What do you think of Fox News then? Do you admire the way they report on topics that other news organisations won't touch, or even attemp to cover up? I'm no fan of Fox, but I see a red light when they investigate a subject and others don't. Don't worry it also works in reverse, they have a lot of bias too. I think you have to be discerning and see what everybody is saying or not saying, and then draw your own conclusions.

    Regarding the Paradise Papers, news organisations in many countries are covering this, so it is possible to read "different flavours" of the same story.
    I'm no fan of the Fox News agenda, but I'd like to think I'd treat what they report with an open mind and not just rubbish what they say because it's Fox who are behind the story.

  4. #44

    Re: Trillions in Tax avoided

    It's also worth noting that these Paradise Papers that we are seeing go through a gatekeeping organisation before they get to us. That organisation is the ICIJ, which also receives significant funding from the OSF (Soros). The UK journalist representatives are the Guardian & BBC Panorama.

    Personally I would like to see the entire dataset released, so that an opensource investigation could take place, thereby minimizing the possibilty that certain parts may remain undisclosed.

  5. #45

    Re: Trillions in Tax avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    The problem is that any cut to pensioners freebies is going to cost any party. Some freebies that the oaps get could be reduced dramatically but it would be political suicide.

    Sadly, old people have more power in our democratic system than the young, who have to suffer those policies for years.
    Indeed and as a result of the OAP effect we got Brexit ,then came the youth backlash in the last election .

    Seniors rule ok

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