Tax Cheat David Cameron Called Dodgy Dave During PM’s Questions
by Stephen Lendman
Cameron admitted profiting from funds held secretly offshore in Panama, one of many notorious havens tax cheats use - including enabling ill-gotten wealth money-laundering.
During Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), feisty 84-year-old veteran New Labour MP Dennis Skinner blasted him, demanding full disclosure of his shady financial affairs, including his Notting Hill home and mortgage - calling him “dodgy Dave.”
Responding to Speaker John Bercow’s demand to withdraw his remark or be ordered out of Commons, he shouted “(t)his man has done more to divide this nation than anyone else. I still refer to him as dodgy Dave. Do what you like.”
Bercow expelled him for the day for publicly saying what millions of Brits likely believe. Over 100,000 so far petitioned for a snap election, wanting Cameron replaced.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn blasted him, saying “(t)here is one rule for the super-rich and another for the rest. I’m honestly not sure that the PM fully appreciated the anger that is out there over this injustice.”
He called publishing his tax return “a masterclass in the art of distraction. The PM has attacked tax dodging as immoral, but he clearly failed to give a clear account of his own involvement in offshore tax holdings until this week.”
“Or take essential action to clean up the system, while at the same time blocking wider efforts to do so.”
“The PM’s record, particularly over the past week, means the public no longer has trust in him…” Corbyn disturbingly stopped short of demanding Cameron’s resignation, an exposed tax cheat belonging in prison.
Privileged Brits, including Cameron and his cronies, enrich themselves while ordinary people endure “crushing austerity,” unnecessary if super-rich tax cheats paid whey they owe and Britain’s resources were used responsibly.
Cameron’s so-called task force to investigate tax avoidance, reporting to him, is an exercise in mass deception. It’ll do nothing to curb longstanding practice.
The world’s rich and powerful take full advantage of a corrupt system exclusively benefitting them. Nothing interferes with their divine right to do what they please.
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