As Rudyard Kipling pointed out in 1902, whoever seeks the truth they must examine “six honest serving-men”, called What, Why, When, Who, Where and How!
Every single human incited event (What) occurs because of a specific reason (Why) that takes place at a particular time (When), affecting certain entities (Who) located within a specific region (Where) that use a certain method (How) to accomplish an objective that’s beneficial to them.
The following text provides a concise overview of Brexit’s Why, What, When, Who, Where and How.
1. WHAT HAPPENED THAT LED TO THE EU REFERENDUM?
Following the EU’s decision to bail out Greece from bankruptcy, the EURO plummeted threatening the economic stability of the Eurozone.
Later, the “Lagard List” the names of wealthy Greek citizens and businesses who contributed to the Greek crisis by avoiding to pay their taxes, whereby the amount of the annual revenue lost was estimated to range between €26 billion and €29 billion.
The inability of Greek authorities to curb tax avoidance prompted Brussels to take action and end tax-avoiding practices by companies and individuals that generate income within the EU countries.
Speaking at the G20 summit press conference in 2011, the French President, Nicola Sarkozy declared that tax havens will no longer be tolerated and countries that continue to protect them, such as the UK, will be outcast from the developed economies.
David Cameron resisted calls for an EU referendum, but after the European Commission released the first draft of EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, the British Prime Minister changed his mind and within a month he called the EU referendum.
2. WHY DID DAVID CAMERON’S REMAIN CAMPAIGN FAIL AT THE EU REFERENDUM?
David Cameron’s Remain campaign could have easily secured the majority of British votes to stay in the EU by informing the British public that by remaining in the EU, the British government would have to implement the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which would have saved the NHS and end the ongoing harsh austerity measures.
However, David Cameron was fond of wealthy tax-dodging individuals (such as the right-wing press) who either campaigned for him to become a Prime Minister or served as his advisors, which is probably why he refused to use his strongest card during his Remain campaign.
David Cameron was keen on protecting tax-dodging practices in the UK, which is why in 2013, he wrote to the then president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy requesting from him not to drag offshore trusts into an EU-wide crackdown on tax avoidance.
Ultimately, David Cameron inherited his a house in North Kensington, worth £2.000.000 at the time and £300,000 from his father, Ian Cameron a long term tax-dodger, who expanded his wealth by running an offshore fund in Bahamas.
3. WHEN DID DAVID CAMERON CALL THE EU REFERENDUM?
In 2012, David Cameron declared he is prepared to consider the EU referendum, however “only when the time is right”, and his momentous announcements on the EU referendum coincide with the key milestones of development of the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, whereas:
• In 2013, the European Commission produced their action plan to clamp down on tax avoidance, and within a month, David Cameron announced that he changed his mind, stating that he favours an EU referendum and that he will be ” pushing to exempt Europe’s smallest entrepreneurial companies from more EU Directives.”
• In 2016, the European Commission produced the first draft of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive and within a month, David Cameron announced the date for the EU referendum.
And, again rather than informing the British public that of the new EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, the tax-dodging practices that are responsible for the ongoing harsh austerity measures would soon come to an end, he announced the date for the EU Referendum.
4. WHO SUPPORTED BREXIT?
Tax-dodgers are greedy individuals who couldn’t care less if the British people are being subjected to harsh austerity measures, living on discriminatory food banks or losing their NHS, yet ahead of the EU referendum, they became extremely patriotic and generous by donating vast amounts of money to the Leave camp.
According to The Business Insider UK, the long list of prominent individuals who donated generous amounts to the Leave campaign, and have been implicated in tax-avoiding practices, include:
• Lord Farmer who donated £300,000;
• Peter Cruddas who donated £350,000;
• Lord Bamford who donated £673,000;
• Crispin Odey who donated £873,288;
• Lord Edmiston who donated £1,000,000;
• Peter Hargreaves who donated £3,200,000;
• Arron Banks who donated £8,106, 375.
5. WHERE DID BREXIT TAKE PLACE?
Brexit took place in the UK, a country that is proud of being the world’s fifth largest economy, but at the same time it subjects its nation to austerity measures and food banks, because similar to Greece, the UK authorities are unable to collect due taxes.
According to The Guardian, in the year 2015, Inland Revenue failed to collect an estimated £16,000,000,000 in taxes, whereby £12,000,000,000 are lost in tax evasion or avoidance.
Of course, tax-avoiding practices are legal in the UK, but if we were to remain in the EU or in the single market and the customs union, the UK would have to implement new EU laws, such as the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, which would force the companies to pay the exit charge whenever they removed their capital gains from the EU member state to another low tax jurisdiction, such as a British tax haven.
New EU laws would force a UK registered company, such as Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper to pay an exit charge, every time its capital gains are relocated to another tax jurisdiction outside the EU, such as Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands, because the British overseas territories are part of the UK, but not part of the EU!
This was also confirmed by the most prominent Brexiteer, Nigel Farage who accused the EU Commission of attempting to “drive a wedge between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Caymans”, adding:
“There’s a great degree of unity here this morning, a common enemy: rich people, successful companies evading tax, which of course is a problem, avoiding tax, which is not illegal, but it gives this whole chamber this morning a high moral tone and, as Mr Barrasso says, it’s all about the perception of fairness.”
6. HOW DID BREXIT HAPPEN?
It seems that the British elite is fond of George Orwell’s “1984”, so they turned it into reality, whereby the invisible decision makers, “The Party” turned our democracies into “Oceania” and MSM into “The Thought Police”, whose role is to inflict fear upon the British people.
Every time tax-free assets of the wealthy elite are threatened by the EU or British politicians, “The Thought Police” also known as the right-wing media, infects the British people with the fear virus about an imaginary threat from that comes from subjects or individuals that are keen to deliver equality and social cohesion in the UK.
Prominent pro-Brexit newspapers are owned by individuals who avoid paying tax to UK tax authorities, such as:
- The owner of the Sun newspaper, Rupert Murdoch avoided paying his taxes by setting up his companies in the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands tax havens.
- The owners of the Telegraph newspaper, David and Frederick Barclay avoided paying their taxes by registering as residents of Sark island, located in the Channel Island tax haven.
- The owner of the Daily Mail newspaper, Lord Rothermere avoided paying his taxes by inheriting the Daily Mail through an offshore trust set up in the Channel Island tax haven and is registered as “non-dom”.
- The owner of the Express newspaper, Richard Desmond avoided paying his taxes by setting up a company in a Luxembourg tax haven.
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