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I’m an accountant supporting small local businesses, Brexit will really harm, I’ve done a ton of research trying to understand Brexit. Along the way I’ve discovered some circles of self interest, I would like to share some of these with you. (thread)
1) Here are the Barclay brothers, they own the famously Pro Brexit Telegraph, the Spectator and the Ritz Hotel to name a few. They avoid paying tax, so much so that they moved to an island in the channel & are constantly trying to avoid tax. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-207294…
2) They also don’t like their paper to report on people not paying tax, here is their chief political commentator, Peter Oborne (Brexiter) resigning over the Telegraph's reduction in reporting standards and influence of advertisers re HSBC scandal. channel4.com/news/peter-obo…
3) Allister Heath, current editor of Telegraph wrote a book, advocating end of national insurance, inheritance tax, corporation tax & a flat tax rate for all. His sister formed Taxpayers alliance with Matthew Elliott of Vote Leave at 55 Tufton Street. taxpayersalliance.com/flat_tax_towar…
4) Florence Heath works for Oil Companies. powerbase.info/index.php/Flor…
5) Meanwhile brother Allister, got himself a new fancy sounding title - 2020 Tax Commission, he says households will be better off with his low tax plan, he doesn’t mention services will be decimated.
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6) After the Referendum Barclay Brothers threw a party for Nigel Farage. Does it matter they're pro Brexit anti tax? Maybe when they own a newspaper claiming that Brexit is anti establishment vote & remainers Traitors, but maybe not, stick with me please huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nigel-fa…
7) Famously our PM is a columnist for the Telegraph. And here's Mr Johnson lobbying personally for Sarah Sands, ex editor of Sunday Telegraph, to get the job of Editor of Evening Standard (Guido is Tory website). order-order.com/2012/03/09/bor…
8) Sarah Sands is now Editor of Radio 4 Today programme. Here is a picture of her with Nigel Farage, Rupert Murdoch and Liam Fox and a picture of her with our PM.
9) Sands is Editor of #radio4today program, BBCs flagship news program. Remainers are mystified by its coverage of Brexit, lack of rigour in interviews with prominent Brexiters, lack of coverage of transgressions & lies in campaigns. Why could that be?bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…
10) Perhaps because her son, Henry Sands, set up a firm in March 2015, called SABI Group, which managed to get a contract with Vote Leave prior to referendum. The publicly available accounts show the firm already has reserves in the millions… not bad sabistrategy.com/vote-leave
11) Perhaps it’s b/c her husband, Kim Fletcher (also ex of the Telegraph) is a partner at Brunswick Group, an international PR & lobby group working to change govt policy & advise on crisis management. So Brexit is good for business there too. brunswickgroup.com/what-we-do/off…
12) I'm sure Sarah Sands, the person whose wages we pay through licence fees, really really does support Brexit, her mate is in No 10, her husband’s firm has a route to heart of government, her son has made a ton of money & launched a successful business on the back of it.
13) I'm sure she doesn't want to bring up the illegality of the Vote Leave campaign or the problems a post Brexit environment will cause small/medium uk firms. And here is a screen shot of what the Telegraph really wants
14) And all I would ask is whether, protesting that huge swathes of UK small businesses don't know what'll happen to them in 60 days & we can't crash out of Europe with no deal b/c it'll destroy them makes me a traitor? ft.com/content/123211…
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