Saturday, December 29, 2018

Money Talks... But It Doesn’t Necessarily Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth.

       Rachel's mum Linda Whetstone

We have had active bodies prostituting themselves, such as the IEA, which at that time was chaired by Linda Whetstone, mother of Rachel, one time Uber executive. They made a video, staring young women, calling for even more deregulation, and consciously telling other young females to use Uber, even though they were totally aware of the statistics tegarding Uber driver rape and sexual assault. 

They shamed themselves and betrayed their sisters for money.

And now it’s all going Pete Tong again for the IEA, as members start leaving over new revelations. 

Is the train ride running out of gravy?

If it's irrelevant, why is it such a big secret?

Recent reports by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)have been pushing back a crackdown on tax havens funded by Jersey-based banks. (Source Unearthed)

The IEA used the report to try to persuade a cabinet minister not to increase regulations on Jersey and Guernsey offshore financial centres, according to its director general Mark Littlewood.

Jersey Finance, which represents the island’s banking sector and is part-funded by the States of Jersey Government, funded a June 2018 report called "Offshore Bet: The benefits of capital mobility", that argued against increased regulation of offshore financial centres.

The IEA’s director general Mark Littlewood handed a copy of the ‘Offshore Bet’ report to an Unearthed undercover reporter during a meeting at the IEA’s offices last month and described how the report has been disseminated by the IEA:

"So we’re not lobbyists...we will tend to frame the argument and then say you know, so here is our paper on X and then we promulgate that argument endlessly and repetitively.

I think I’ve given you the paper on offshore tax havens that, will then frame every debate and discussion we go to, about why we shouldn’t be shutting down Jersey and Guernsey as offshore centres, how valuable they provides the ammunition."

"Some of it went straight to cabinet minister, if you can sit down with a cabinet minister and persuade him over the table to change policy immediately hoorah...but a lot of it is longer term informing Ads, getting it in the media you know, big article in the Daily Telegraph saying why don’t we do X."

Jersey Finance has been open about its support for the ‘Offshore Bet’ report. The IEA does not reveal its sources of funding as a matter of policy.

Molly Scott Cato, a Green Party MEP, told has publicly said: "It’s shocking that the IEA was given money to produce a report arguing in favour of tax havens by banks headquartered in tax havens. Such reports are cited in support of low-tax policies by many who fail to understand their true source."


Anonymous said...

Its just business peoples, just business, its the CON servative way, its a free market economy, businessmen doing business, whats not to like?

Anonymous said...

Don’t worry another BIG beast is poking its ugly head around the corner MYWHIP will be another battle for the black taxi industry you just can’t make it up TFL willingly licensing another transport app, can anyone explain as of when a two door? Lamborghini was able to be used as a private hire vehicle?just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse...Happy New Year..I think?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the taxi trade could have funded their own mayoral candidates, with a view to changing policy, and ridding London of its entitled political class. Remember the war chest!. More money could then have been raised with real motivation. Taking the fight directly to the front door of city hall. That pressure alone, win or lose could have helped our situation, when new policy was discussed and drawn up. (Remember dodgy Dave and the referendum caused by UKIP). All what seems to be happening now is pleas for money to make the legal profession nice and happy. All that hard earned taxi driving money, gone on overpriced representation, tackling issues within the trade, that are not protecting our work, our rights. I say this because you can win any court battle you like on any legal point, but none of that matters if the public have the less scrupulous, cheaper alternatives. We are London’s taxis, but no longer the people’s taxis. Unless the trade fights for the top job, we will all be out lights blazing, hunting for the last job.

Caractacus Pott said...

Careful now. Rachel Whetstone is probably the child catcher. Check out the profile