I have long felt Bono was nothing more than a puppet for the agenda(s) of the elite… And I seem to have under-estimated the energies of these papers… I stand corrected.
People who claim to want to eradicate poverty in “helping to perpetuate it” shocker.
There are a number of reasons why you might want to put your money in an offshore fund, but chief among them has to be the offer of secrecy. After all, who wants other people getting all up in their financial affairs? It must be more than slightly annoying, then, that the inner workings of the world’s leading offshore law firms keep getting leaked to the world’s media.
The latest leak goes by the name of the Paradise Papers – a reference to the idyllic nature of the world’s most tax efficient jurisdictions. More than 13 million files from two offshore service providers and the company registries of 19 tax havens were obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and scrutinised by news outlets including the BBC and the Guardian.
The findings shine a light on the financial affairs of some of the world’s biggest businesses and most prominent political figures. While investing in offshore tax havens can be done perfectly legally, there are also suggestions that – and you might want to sit down for this – some members of the global super-rich, including those who espouse the values of opportunity and transparency, might be involved in some dodgy dealings. The 2015 leak of the Panama Papers led to the downfall of prime ministers in Iceland and Pakistan, so who knows where this might end up.
Here’s a rundown of revelations from the Paradise Papers so far.
Bono bought a Lithuanian shopping centre
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