Panama Paradise Papers

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Bernie Gunther, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    This looks interesting ...

    https://panamapapers.icij.org/

    Appears to be a massive document dump from some dodgy Panamanian law firm showing the corrupt offshore transactions of a large number of members of the global elite.

    Just popped up on Snowden's Twitter feed
     
  2. J Ed

    J Ed I remember the future

    They even have a click through adventure! 2016 you are so weird
     
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  3. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    All over the guardian at the moment.
     
  4. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Heh, apparently including David Cameron's family tax evasion trust ... :D

    Don't know if this link is kosher yet due to breaking nature of this story, but here's what it says is in the files.

    Here are the famous politicos in 'the Wikileaks of the mega-rich'
     
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  5. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

  6. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    I think this has the potential to be very interesting.

    Main link isn't working right now
     
  7. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Surprise, surprise, Putin doesn't come out of it looking very good.
     
  8. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Sure, I presume a good solid dig at Putin's offshore arrangements is the payoff for letting this happen at all, but I'll take what I can get.
     
  9. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

  10. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Despite the extent of the material leaked, and it's potential to cause damage, it's worth bearing in mind that this is just one firm, in one tax haven. :eek:

     
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  11. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    HEY GUYS IT'S ALL BEEN A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING

    Mossack Fonseca’s response to the Panama Papers

    Phew!
     
  12. SovietArmy

    SovietArmy Well-Known Member

  13. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

  14. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    I can't see any obvious link to the primary source material though.

    Looks like we're only getting whatever the Guardian, BBC and the various other participating media organisations choose to highlight.
     
  15. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    China-watchers I follow have found mention of the family of various politburo members apparently. News to no-one though.
     
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  16. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I find it quite amusing that anyone is faintly surprised that this goes on.

    "Offshore finance" ..... Why else?
     
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  17. two sheds

    two sheds not as daft as i look

    Not sure anyone's surprised that it goes on. I'm faintly surprised that we've got so many details, though.
     
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  18. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    Is anyone surprised?
     
  19. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Not really no, but it is nice to know your not just being a swivel eyed paranoid lunatic.

    Not much will happen and the rest of the world will continue being fucked over by this shower of greedy faces in the trough cunts.
     
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  20. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    That was a reply to spy rather than a general expression of cynicism - it's good to see some meat being put on the bones.

    I don't know whether not much will come of this - even if not much happens directly, it will contribute a great deal to the general dissatisfaction that is rising throughout the world re: tax avoidance, which could push people to act in any number of useful ways.

    Good blog here from Jo Maugham (who is worth following for thoughts on tax)
     
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  21. jusali

    jusali Happy daze.....

    Not surprised, but disappointed that we all seem so resigned that this continues to go on.
     
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  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Well you'd think so to look at some of the reporting on this.

    Putin's mates and half the world's financial elite have been using offshore vehicles to avoid/evade tax and regulation.

    Really? BLIMEY! :eek:
     
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  23. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    I don't see any surprise in any of the reporting. The detail is news, even if the fact of it isn't.
     
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  24. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    If R4's 'Today' programme is anything to go by, it looks as though the state broadcaster has scrupulously avoided any reference whatsoever to the known Panamanian links of both Cameron & Osborne.
     
  25. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Isn't it the fact we knew but had no actual concrete proof?

    From what I gather this is the smoking gun, although whether it sticks to anyone of interest is another matter entirely.

    The Icelandic PM at least looks fucked.
     
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  26. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Also on R4 "Today" (I really should stop listening to this programme) surprise, bordering on gasping shock, was expressed that as well as nasty dictators...some of the people implicated by the papers were....democratically elected leaders!:eek::eek::eek:
     
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  27. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    A man, a plan, a canal, the vast majority of our clients use companies we incorporate for legitimate uses, sesu etamitigel rof etaroprocni... fuck.
     
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  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    It's a slow release over the next few days according to a mate at the guardian. So more to come
     
  29. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    2.6 TB of info, over 11 million documents from the last 40 years, could take a while for even a good investigative journalist to sift through and find the key stuff in context.
     
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    the cry has gone out from downing street: "fresh trousers for mr cameron"
     
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