Thursday 14th of November 2019

enact brexit, with a kick up the arse: the city of london corporation and its banks have done much damage to the world..


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The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire is a documentary released in Mexico in July 2017 which details the transformation of the UK as a colonial super power to a global financial power. It suggests that the City of London Corporation and its banks have done tremendous damage to the world economy since the 1960s and that up to half of all offshore wealth (globally) is hidden in one of many British offshore jurisdictions. With contributions from leading experts, academics, former insiders and campaigners for social justice, the film claims to highlight how in the world of international finance, corruption and secrecy have prevailed over regulation and transparency, and the UK is right at the heart of this.[1][2]

The film was co-produced by Tax Justice Network[3] founder John Christensen, and is based in part on the book, Treasure Islands, by expert on British offshore havens Nicholas Shaxson; an interview with Shaxson is one of its major elements. Christensen was an advisor to the Queen’s government of the island of Jersey for a number of years.[4]


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it has been rejected by the UK parliament three times...

The EU's lead Brexit negotiator has rejected Boris Johnson's demands for the Irish backstop to be scrapped.

Michel Barnier said the backstop - intended to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland - was the "maximum flexibility" the EU could offer. 

Mr Johnson has previously told the EU the arrangement must be ditched if a no-deal Brexit was to be avoided.

Meanwhile, the PM has told rebel Tories they face a "fundamental choice" of siding with him or Jeremy Corbyn.

His comments come as some MPs who oppose a no-deal Brexit - including Conservatives - are planning to take action in Parliament next week.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal.

The backstop is part of the withdrawal agreement negotiated between Brussels and former Prime Minister Theresa May, which has been rejected by Parliament three times.

If implemented, it would see Northern Ireland staying aligned to some rules of the EU single market, should the UK and the EU not agree a trade deal after Brexit.


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the brexiters are hedging their bets...

Gus guesses that one of the main reason some people, like Boris Johnson and his cronies, want out of Europe and that they want a sweet deal — that "he" (Johnson) might get from the Europeans — is all about the loot that is hidden in the UK tax evasion havens (see above) and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE IRISH PROBLEM though Ireland could become (or has been) a conduit for illicit cash, including advantageous tax rates for companies such as Apple. Phew.


The point we have to realise is that many people in high places, political and financial, are tainted with secret cash. They could forgo of it in desperation to appear "clean", but the history of that cash is opened to "blackmail". Although no official records of "trusts" or other mechanisms are kept, there are some secret accounting legers in existence, otherwise robbery would be too easy. Even the President of Europe could be caught into this caper... Or the Queen as she may be... So everyone is going to try to find a discreet solution, including that the UK becomes a fully fledge tax evasion haven. And let's not forget that more often than not, sex is also used as a complement to the secret cash, and also subject to blackmail. Epstein comes to mind.


Boris might be able to extract a better Brexit deal than May ever could, because he knows the dirty cash game being played while she might have been no more than an upright stick in the mud. Here Boris had to shut down the government to minimise the possibility of a catastrophic realisation: the UK stays in Europe but has to abandon the Pound Sterling for the Euro, as well as having to clean the British tax haven dunnies — AND PAY TAX. Horror!


Oh and this financial gymnastic is why Libya was destroyed: Gaddafi wanted to create a pan-African bank that would have bypassed all the financial trickery so far designed to keep Africa in a state of slavery.


AND THIS IS WHY, THE WESTERN COUNTRIES (especially the US and the UK — and Australia) HATE the Chinese. The Chinese make deals that are mostly above board and that are improving the life of Africans (and of the pacific Islanders) in exchange for reasonable amount of cash — or resources. These moneys and resources would have been previously sucked up, plundered via illicit and corrupt ways, back to the West through the West's high interest rates in the money and low interest in the people. See Vulture banking.



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SFM Corporate Services is a Dubai-headquartered financial and corporate services firm specializing in offshore company formation.[1]The firm was founded in GenevaSwitzerland[2] but now has its headquarters in Dubai with additional offices in SeychellesHong Kong, and others.[3][4]


SFM was founded in 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland.[1][3] By 2011, the firm had opened offices in Seychelles (2009) and Hong Kong (2010)[5] and was helping create onshore and offshore companies around the world. Prominent locations for these offshore companies included Seychelles and Cyprus.[3] By 2012, SFM was forming companies in 15 different jurisdictions.[5] In 2013, the company moved its headquarters to Dubai. There, the company continued to offer services like international tax planning and corporate structuring (among others).[1] In April 2015, SFM collaborated with officials from the Ras al-Khaimah emirate on a roadshow in Geneva.[6] SFM is a member of the International Tax Planning Association and the International Financial Management Association.[2][4]


Services include obtaining UAE residency, corporate structuring,[1] opening bank accounts,[2] and others. SFM acts as a resident agent in order to register companies in onshore and offshore jurisdictions.[7] Most of SFM's services are provided online through its different websites, "Dubaicompany" or "SFM Offshore."


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playing soccer with the british virgin islands...


The confidential memorandum that a high-ranking UEFA employee drafted on Dec. 15, 2016 for the association's top executives carried a rather unremarkable heading: "Internal memo." Nothing in the seven points listed below was intended for outside eyes. The case was much too sensitive. The memo, after all, documented a degree of misadministration that would put UEFA on a par with the global football association. And it's hard to sink any deeper than FIFA.

The paper pertained to payments made to the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU). UEFA had apparently spent more than 15 years paying money that was supposed to go to the FFU or to individual Ukrainian football clubs to a company based in the Caribbean tax haven of the British Virgin Islands.

The name of the company was Newport Management Limited -- and until 2016, nobody at UEFA had apparently made a serious effort to discover who was behind Newport. Or perhaps no effort was wanted. Now, though, the "internal memo" documented the unsettling suspicion that the man who controlled Newport was none other than Igor Surkis, one of the most influential oligarchs in Ukraine.

Igor Surkis has been president of the football club Dynamo Kyiv since 2002 and is the brother of Grigori Surkis, who controlled Dynamo Kyiv from 1993 to 1998 before launching into a career as a UEFA functionary. From 2000 to 2012, Grigori Surkis was president of FFU and from 2004 to 2019, he was also a member of the UEFA executive committee, at times even acting as President Michel Platini's deputy.


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tax fraud scandal that exposes City’s pursuit of profits...

They have been called “the men who plundered Europe”: a group of cowboy traders, seasoned tax lawyers and mathematical whizz kids who are alleged to have conspired in the heart of the City of London to siphon at least €60bn in taxpayers’ money from the state coffers of several EU countries.

In Britain, the so-called “cum-ex” scandal, named after the complex derivatives juggling act employed, gained little attention amid the frenzied debate around the UK’s departure from the European Union when the fraud scheme was discovered in 2017.

But in continental Europe what Le Monde has described as the “robbery of the century” has done almost as much to shape the view of Britain as Brexit itself. Dutch media has called it “organised crime in pinstripe suits” and one of the original German whistleblowers saying he now welcomes Britain’s exit from the EU in the hope it could weaken the influence of London investment banking on European financial institutions.

This week, a British former investment banker involved in developing the scheme for the first time gave the public an insight into how the scheme worked and what spurred on its architects.

Speaking at a regional court in Bonn, Martin Shields, one of two former bankers on trial for 34 instances of serious tax fraud between 2006 and 2011, painted a picture of a London banking scene which lured in the brightest scientists from the country’s top universities and used them to boost their profit margins – without teaching them about the moral and legal consequences of their actions in return.


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