So Red Ed (who does bear a startling resemblance to Pingu) had his “relaunch” yesterday to almost universal “meh“.

However one of his most prominent assurances was his desire to tackle “big vested interests”. This could shape up to be interesting!

First up, Tony Blair, whose labyrinthine business empire is contains no less than 12 companies which pay each other and help hide money trails which were at least £12,000,000 last year whilst only paying £350K in tax.

Then, not to be outdone, his wife who used to profit by gulping down legal aid bills to fight her husbands government, now has an investment fund which used to claim on it’s website

In the United Kingdom this website is issued by Allele Fund, which is authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Services Authority (the “FSA”). In the United Kingdom, this website is directed only at eligible counterparties and professional clients, as defined by the FSA (together “relevant persons”). The contents of this website must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this website relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. None of the statements on this website excludes or restricts any duty or liability that ALLELE FUND has under the rules and regulations of the Financial Services and Markets Act of the United Kingdom.

or at least they did until the FSA said they’d never heard of them. When questioned they then said “To the best of our knowledge, our website does not make this claim.”

Really? apart from the weasel words “to the best of our knowledge”, are you really telling the world you don’t remember claiming that? A company that invests millions on behalf of others isn’t sure what they wrote on their corporate website. I’m sorry I don’t believe you, and to the best of my knowledge you are lying sacks of shit.

Needless to say the website no longer has it on there. But if their memory needs jogging here’s the google cahced page from 29 Dec 2011 04:24:44, complete with false claims of fiscal legal oversight.

So. I look forward to the relentless pursuit of these tax dodgers and fiscal charlatans.

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