Did Mr Farage betray his “little people” with Brexit?

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country… It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

Edward L. Bernays

Addressing the European Parliament for the first time since the EU referendum, emotional Nigel Farage reminded MEPs of what his “little people” achieved, stating:

“Because what the little people did, what the ordinary people did – what the people who’d been oppressed over the last few years who’d seen their living standards go down did – was they rejected the multinationals, they rejected the merchant banks, they rejected big politics and they said actually, we want our country back, we want our fishing waters back, we want our borders back.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/farage-eu-parliament-brexit_uk_57724598e4b0232d331e9f55

Throughout his Brexit campaign, Mr Farage presented himself and UKIP, as the only political party who fights for Britain’s “little people” and stands up against the wealthy elite.

Regrettably, instead of judging Mr Farage’s actions, Britain’s “little people” believed his words and voted to leave the EU.

Mr Farage is the only politician in the British history who fought for the “the ordinary people”, yet got money and support for his Brexit campaign form the wealthy tax-dodging elite who are responsible for the ongoing struggle of his “little people”.

In April 2015, Richard Desmond, the tax-dodging owner of the Sunday Express, the Daily Star and OK! magazine, donated £1.3m to UKIP, claiming:

“I firmly believe in Ukip. It’s a party for good, ordinary British people. It is not run by elitists.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/570952/Express-Newspapers-Chairman-Richard-Desmond-gives-1-3m-to-Ukip

In fact, the majority of highly influential people and owners of establishments who campaigned for Brexit are elitists who share a common value, being implicated in tax-dodging practices.

British tax havens are created exclusively for the elitists to avoid paying their taxes, including Mr Farage, who avoided paying his taxes by setting up an offshore fund in the Isle of Man.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-leader-nigel-farage-admits-1972988

The list of prominent Brexiteers who have avoided paying tax to UK tax authorities includes:

Arron Banks, who is associated with and profits from companies set up in the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar tax havens.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/15/panama-papers-reveal-offshore-secrets-arron-banks-brexit-backer

Sir James Dyson, who partially avoided his full share of tax by setting up companies in Malta, the Isle of Man and Luxembourg tax havens.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/05/-sp-luxembourg-tax-files-tax-avoidance-industrial-scale

Lord Ashcroft, who avoided paying his taxes by registering as a resident Belize and setting up a trust fund in Bermuda.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/paradise-papers-latest-lord-ashcroft-house-of-lords-non-domicile-status-uk-belize-a8039251.html

And, of course, David Cameron, the pro-EU British Prime Minister who decided to have the EU referendum, also benefited from his father’s offshore trust who avoided paying taxes by setting up a trust fund in the Bahamas.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/postbox-used-david-camerons-father-7704980

The list of prominent pro-Brexit newspapers owners, who avoid paying tax to UK tax authorities includes:

The owner of the Sun newspaper, Rupert Murdoch avoided paying his taxes by setting up his companies in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands tax havens.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/299543.stm

The owners of the Telegraph newspaper, David and Frederick Barclay avoided paying their taxes by registering as residents of Sark island, located in the Channel Island tax haven.

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-update-another-tax-haven-loophole

The owner of the Telegraph newspaper, Lord Rothermere avoided paying his taxes by inheriting the Daily Mail through an offshore trust set up in the Channel Island tax haven and being registered as “non-dom”.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/10/whos-who-britain-legal-offshore-tax-avoidance-james-dyson

The Brexit campaign was fierce, intense, well-financed, and there’s a perfectly good reason why Britain’s wealthy tax-dodgers wanted to leave the EU.

Following Euro’s decline, caused by EU’s Greek bailout and the SFR’s shocking revelation that wealthy Greeks stored around €80 billion in Swiss banks to avoid paying their taxes, the European Commission decided to bring an end to tax-avoiding practices amongst its member states.

The European Commission began working on the EU’s new Anti Tax Avoidance Directive in 2013, endorsed it in 2016, and its member states must implement it by 2019.

The dates of the development of EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Directive coincides with key Brexit developments.

In 2012, the European Commission produced their action plan to clamp down on tax avoidance, and within a month, David Cameron announced that he changed his mind and that he favors an EU referendum.

In 2016, the European Commission produced the first draft of the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive and within a month, David Cameron announced the date for EU referendum.

In 2019, all EU member states have to implement the EU Anti Tax Avoidance Directive, by which time the UK is expected to leave the EU and its Directives.

EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance aims to ensure a stable fiscal environment for its member states, decent healthcare, education and public services.

But, instead of protecting our NHS, public services, social welfare and themselves from ongoing austerity measures, Mr Farage’s “little people” decided to protect our tax-dodgers.

If Mr Farage and his UKIP truly cared about the Britain’s “ordinary people”, they would have never voted against EU’s plans to crack down on corporate tax-evasion.

“From Britain, Conservative, Ukip, and DUP MEPs voted against the report, though many did not show up or not vote.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/these-are-the-british-meps-who-voted-against-plans-to-crack-down-on-corporate-tax-evasion-a6982271.html

Ultimately, reflecting on Supreme Court’s decision that the British Parliament must decide whether or not to trigger Article 50, Mr Farage revealed the crucial aspect of his Brexit campaign, and it wasn’t about the “little people”:

“Well, we would be half-Brexiting is my guess – is that legally we may get out of some aspects of EU membership, but if we stay in the single market, we finish up with all our businesses being regulated somewhere else and indeed a court in Luxembourg that can overrule our own Supreme Court and if that happens it will a supreme act of betrayal.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37861487

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg is responsible for ensuring that EU directives are interpreted and applied in the same way in every member state, including EU’s Anti Tax Avoidance Directive.

Democracy is great because it also enables citizens to hold politicians accountable for lying to their electorate.

People of Great Britain, it is time you exercised your democratic right!

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41 thoughts on “Did Mr Farage betray his “little people” with Brexit?

  1. I don’t Trust anyone today, News Papers I Never read, Television I Never watch, Del Boy Farage is a Con Artist but also a true blue tory, although he would like you to think he was just one of the Boys,haha but having said that, on the 8 th June I will still be voting Labour.

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    1. Graham Walker – you are English AND European – there is no contradiction there! Our Queen is from German Stock – her husband Greek. Our next King will be part Greek and German. Our country – our England once extended throughout huge swathes of France and still counts the Channel islands as Crown dependencies – not to mention Gibraltar! Our forefathers paid in blood for peace in Europe – so please excuse us from your pathetic phoney and wholly false patriotism – based on some imagined fairy tale facts. You voted leave because you fail to grasp this countries relationship to the EU and the rest of the world, and unless you’re a multi-millionaire you will pay through the nose for your half-baked choice. The article is clearly about why the major press barons supported Brexit – are you a press baron? No you’re not – the article was not about why Graham Walker voted Brexit – but you’ve made that apparently clear in your response – it’s because your a fuckwit who can’t even spell garbage who has been whipped up into a frenzy by said press barons into believing a wholly false jingoistic fake-patriot scenario, thereby voting Brexit and by consequence helping them avoid paying their tax duties that go to support our vital services. You have been manipulated and used by some of the very best in the business – there is no shame in that – but there is still time to repent – and I’d start by not leaving comments on articles your obviously struggling to understand.

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    2. There is no such thing as English you are British and like all of us mixed race . I sopose you could come from a long line of inbreeding but it is unlikely

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      1. Sorry but even though my ancestors may have been Welsh or Irish, I am English. Born in England, speak English, relate to English history, England national sports, Morris Dancing and the Village Green.

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    3. I like that … garbish … that, as of before today (and to my understanding), it has as a word never previously appeared … and garbish conveys a certain lightness even a touch of frivolity edged with a gentle fragrance, an inoffensive effluvia, a word ideally suited to a description of a statement or opinion a noun for all reasons.
      Students of the English language please comment and discuss …

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    4. I wish more people would consider themselves British. Since 1707 England, Scotland and Wales have officially not been countries. Subsequently Wales and Scotland have their own Parliaments and national anthems, however because of this constant confusion between the terms English and British England has neither. Also, I think leaving Europe was a poor idea and can believe wholeheartedly the sentiment of this article.

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    5. Graham, what you need to think about is the fact that people who work, whether office of manual workers, are the ones that are paying tax; these rich people haven’t paid tax for decades. As always, the rich have pissed on our shoes and told us that it’s raining. The irony is that we have believed the Richard heads for so long. Wake up and understand that we, the general public, are the ones who are going to lose out.

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    6. Might want to brush up on the spelling and grammar of your native tongue then, surely ?
      Because were I so “proud” , I’d not defile it by using it so woefully .

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    7. Graham Walker, I wonder at your pride in being English when you can’t even spell the language of the nationality you’re so proud of. It makes one think you aren’t intelligent or educated enough to understand why being part of Europe is more advantageous to the English. Garbage is the correct spelling. Garbish isn’t an English word.

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    8. Not sure exactly what “garbish” is, but if your DNA were tested I suspect that like most British people you will have traces of Dutch, German, Danish, French ancestry. Whether you like it or not you are European.

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  2. If you are English Graham, the word is “rubbish”. Garbage is an Americanism and “garbish” in an invention of
    your own. Follow all the links and you will find that all of the information quoted is true. The Internet has wonderful fact checking systems – try one.

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    1. The term ‘garbage’ is from the Anglo/Norman period in English history when the Normans conquered and occupied the country for 300+ years. It is first found in written English in the 15c. It is not an ‘Americanism’ by any stretch – more just regional English.

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    1. Sven our country is very divided.It is very difficult for us Remainers to be proud of our country when we are being dragged to somewhere we do wish to go, especially when those would do that are entirely self serving or ignorant and deluded

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  3. We shouldn’t overlook that Cameron also got an advisory referendum approved by Parliament then reframed it as binding. Or that the franchise excluded certain vital demographics that would have given the advantage to Remain. Or that in spite of being ostensibly for Remain, Cameron was effectively AWOL from the campaign. Or that he failed to condemn and refute the demonstrable lies of Johnson, Gove et al in the Leave camp. Or that his apparent hubris encouraged a degree of complacency for Remain that very likely depressed the turnout, against a highly motivated and mendacious yet unchallenged Leave campaign. Or that he resigned after promising not to. Or that we haven’t heard a peep out of him since. All of which, taken with the points raised above, makes it hard to escape the conclusion that Cameron got the result he wanted.

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