Saint Gary Barlow Tax Avoidance Hypocrite.

gary barlowAnyone who has read previous posts on here will know that I’m not a big fan of celebrity “do gooders” and all the wonderful work they do for “charity mate”.Gary Barlow OBE is a prime example of these self-important hypocrites.

He is without doubt a very talented writer and musician, no argument from me on that one, he has become very wealthy because of his talents, again, no problem here. Where I have a major problem with these people is their very public support for charities like Comic Relief & Children in Need, while hidden in the shadows they are scheming together to find ways to avoid paying tax. Now on the surface that may seem to be fair enough, after all, who likes to pay tax?

What is being missed by the thousands of adoring fans of Saint Gary Barlow is that you’re all being played as total mugs!. We all sit there watching Children in need, along comes Peter Kaye, or James Corden with some Gary Barlow related song or sketch, and we, the downtrodden lowlife plebs at the bottom of the food chain pledge money we can’t afford to help children, or disadvantaged people around the world, who shouldn’t be in that situation in the first place. Because they are so good at convincing us to support these orchestrated good causes, they get awards, i.e. an OBE, or even a Knighthood from the Queen, whose personal wealth could solve these problems overnight, and still leave her with more than enough. The trouble is, the adoring Barlow fans are probably the same people who believe the Royal family myth, but that’s another story.

Anyway, lets just suspend reality for a moment and pretend that the motivation behind Barlow’s charity work is genuine, why go to such lengths to avoid paying his fair share of tax? The only answer is greed. The more you’ve got, the more you want. Look here’s the bottom line, every rich celebrity or indeed anyone who avoids paying their share of tax, increases your tax burden, and this applies to giant corporations  whose whole setup is to get maximum profit with minimum tax.

I’m sure Gary is a lovely boy, but by trying to avoid paying tax, he’s stealing from you and me.

An Apology To Culture Secretary Maria Miller.

Maria Miller

Last year, this blog wrote an disgusting article comparing Culture Secretary Maria Miller to Dolores Umbridge, a fictional character in the Harry Potter series of books. It was, by any standard a cheap, tacky attempt to be mildly funny and if it caused offence in any way, we are truly sorry. Dolores Umbridge was of course an evil witch who served the Dark Lord while pretending to be a kindly cat loving teacher, or Professor at Hogwarts. Only when exposed for what she really was, did her true nature reveal itself. We understand that by comparing Maria Miller to Dolores Umbridge, it may have given the impression that we were comparing their personalities. Our intention was simply to compare their dress sense. (You have to be so careful these days, people can be a bit touchy).

https://wakeuptothematrix.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/culture-secretary-maria-miller-get-fashion-tips-from-dolores-umbridge/

That, Maria Miller was an example of how an apology should be presented, from the heart! We didn’t mean it of course, because it appears that you have been a bit naughty with the old “snout in trough” expenses stuff. Not that you have done anything illegal according to the BBC report, but it really does wiff a bit.

It never ceases to amaze me how these people, who are put there to serve us, really think they are above the law. Actually, it doesn’t amaze me at all, they are above the law. If paedophiles can escape justice in Parliament, what’s a few quid between friends.

Parliament’s Independent Standards Commissioner last week found that Mrs Miller had broken Commons rules and should repay £45,000 she claimed on a London house she later sold for a £1.2 million profit. So is she going to repay the money, is she ‘ell as like. (went a bit Corrie then). Her buddies all got together and decided that she only had to repay £5,800. She also appeared to do everything she could to hinder the investigation by not offering supporting documentation. Plus, yes there’s more, she apparently had pressure put on the Telegraph journalists who exposed her in the first place.

Why are we putting up with this? The people she is supposed to be representing are still suffering the effects of the crisis orchestrated by the bankers, while she happily uses the system to line her own pockets. Of course “call me Dave” is giving her his full support, they are all in on it together.

While you’re at it,  check out Pie N Mash films below and watch Bill Maloney having a chat with young masters Clegg and Alexander. They didn’t see that one coming.

World Hero’s Iceland Arrest Corrupt Rothschild Bankers

federalreservestockholdersBit behind with this story, but where Iceland lead, the rest should follow. World governments won’t do it, so it’s up to the people to force them. Just read this, re-blogged from The Daily Paul.

“The truth of the matter is… No one, except the Icelanders, have to been the only culture on the planet to carry out this successfully. Not only have they been successful, at overthrowing the corrupt Gov’t, they’ve drafted a Constitution, that will stop this from happening ever again.

“That’s not the best part… The best part, is that they have arrested ALL Rothschild/Rockefeller banking puppets, responsible for the Country’s economic Chaos and meltdown. Last week 9 people were arrested in London and Reykjavik for their possible responsibility for Iceland’s financial collapse in 2008, a deep crisis which developed into an unprecedented public reaction that is changing the country’s direction…”

“…Pressure from Icelandic citizens’ has managed not only to bring down a government, but also begin the drafting of a new constitution (in process) and is seeking to put in jail those bankers responsible for the financial crisis in the country.”

“Sigurdur Einarsson, former chairman of the defunct Icelandic bank Kaupthing, was arrested in London at 5:30 this morning along with the bank’s biggest customer, Robert Tchenguiz, and five others in a joint operation by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Iceland.”

original article

Even The Mail Is Warning Us About Goldman Sachs.

MailHow refreshing to read something in the Mail that makes you think they actually employ real journalists. The problem is of course that so much of their editorial is highly spun propaganda, that an article like this gets over looked, or even deleted.

Much of the alternative media, including us, have been warning about the financial take over of the world by Goldman Sachs for sometime, but it has largely been ignored by the globalist controlled MSM. You can read our previous posts here:

https://wakeuptothematrix.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/goldman-sachs-rules-the-world-bank-of-england-next/

https://wakeuptothematrix.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/hmrc-let-goldman-sachs-off-20000000-tax-bill/

https://wakeuptothematrix.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/goldman-sachs-finally-acts-to-take-over-the-bank-of-england-mark-carney/

https://wakeuptothematrix.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/governor-of-the-bank-of-england-mark-carney-shows-whos-boss/

Just remember the famous quote by Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!”

I found it quite funny today hearing the news that the National Audit Office are now saying that the Government (Vince Cabal Cable) under sold Royal Mail so much that British taxpayers lost hundreds of millions of pounds.  In setting the price for the sell off, Vince Cabal Cable sort advice from the investment bank Lazard, who received £1.5 million for its advice. Also with their snouts in the sell off trough were UBS, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Merrill Lynch, with total the total fees coming to about £12.7 million.

Anyway, back to the Mails article. We are re-publishing it here, just in case it vanishes into the black hole of truth censorship.

How the vampire squid is controlling our lives: They helped cause the crash. Then profited from it. Now, from the Bank of England to the Fed, ex-Goldman Sachs chiefs are pulling the levers of power.

By ALEX BRUMMER

Amid the recent management shake-up at the top  of the Bank of England, as  it was dragged into the investigation of the alleged fixing of the £3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange markets, one crucial appointment went almost unnoticed.

While public attention was understandably focused on an Egyptian-born mother of twins becoming only the second female deputy governor of the bank, the far more influential appointment was that of economist Ben Broadbent.

As the new deputy governor for monetary policy, he is now the predominant voice on the future direction of interest rates.

Ben Broadbent, the Bank of England's new deputy governor for monetary policy

 

His work will have a huge effect on the lives of the British people, for he will have a key role in deciding when the record five years of super-low mortgage rates will end — a decision that will inevitably lead to home-owners facing considerably bigger monthly bills.

But there is one crucial fact that should concern us about the Cambridge and Harvard-educated Broadbent: he spent a decade during the boom-and-bust years as the senior economist at the global headquarters of the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

He joins an elite few who hold senior positions in the world’s most powerful central banks — from London to New York, Frankfurt and beyond — and all of whom come from this one company, which was controversially described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money’.

The fact that so many alumni of the world’s most profitable — as well as most ruthless and cunning — investment bank wield such a level of influence in these central banks is nothing short of remarkable.

Because Goldman Sachs is an institution that, as I will explain, not only helped cause the financial crisis in 2008, but also profited from it — hugely enriching its own staff while leaving a trail of chaos for taxpayers to clear up.

Do we really want one of the most controversial financial institutions on the planet, which was eventually fined a record £343 million for shamelessly misleading investors during the crisis, to have so many of its ex-staff holding the levers of power in the City of London?

What makes the choice of Broadbent an issue of major public concern is that his period at Goldman saw the New York investment firm deeply embroiled in some of the most shocking financial scandals of  recent years.

First, there was the crisis triggered by the sub-prime mortgage disaster, when vast quantities of loans were made by U.S. banks to homeowners who could never pay them back.

This reached disaster point in 2007-8, once the loans had been sold on by banks and institutions around the world — by which time they had been packaged up as financial instruments or ‘derivatives’ so complicated that no one could tell how toxic they were.

Goldman Sachs played a key part in inventing these poisonous derivatives, which were a major factor in triggering the financial crisis.

But even more morally offensive was that once people finally began to realise how dangerous these derivatives were, Goldman Sachs started making money by speculating in the market that they would collapse in value.

So not only did the bank help create the crisis, it also profited from it.

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It was the same Goldman Sachs that, during the financial crisis in 2008, when, like all financial institutions, its shares were falling, accepted a $10 billion bailout from the U.S. government.

Handily, many of its former staff — such as Hank Paulson, who was then U.S. Treasury Secretary — happened to be in key posts in the government when the decision was made.

Then there is the fact that Goldman Sachs reportedly arranged with the Right-wing Greek government to present the national accounts in the best possible light so that Greece could join the Eurozone in 2001. The bank was subsequently involved in elaborate schemes that masked the true horror of the country’s public debt crisis, which saw Greece having to be bailed out by the EU and left in economic ruins.

Despite this, Goldman bosses were able to pick up $111 million in bonuses soon afterwards, which were understandably branded an outrage as they were awarded during the worst recession for 80 years — one that had mainly been caused by irresponsible bank behaviour.

'A vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money' - Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone

‘A vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money’ – Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone

 

Influence in high places, though, did not stop Goldman from being heavily fined by the Wall Street regulator, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), in 2010 for selling dodgy complex securities, based on sub-prime mortgages, to clients including the hapless Royal Bank of Scotland.

What makes the behaviour of Goldman Sachs so shameless is the arrogance with which it has sought to protect its reputation and the claims its bosses like to make for  its integrity.

The group’s chairman and chief executive, the smiling and fast-talking former trader Lloyd Blankfein, stunned everyone last year when he offensively boasted — amid Goldman’s return to fat profits — that the bank was doing ‘God’s work’.

Perhaps it is this arrogance that enables former Goldman executives, such as Ben Broadbent at the Bank of England, to rise ineffably to the very top jobs in international finance.

With the approval of Chancellor George Osborne, 49-year-old Broadbent was plucked from his relatively obscure role as an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and promoted over the head of the Old Lady’s best and brightest internal prospects.

His elevation to the top economic role at Britain’s central bank means he will now be making the crucial interest rate, inflation and growth forecasts for the Bank’s quarterly Inflation Report — on which key decisions are made that affect millions of people.

Broadbent’s promotion must have seemed the most natural thing in the world to the Bank of England’s Canadian governor Mark Carney.

Carney, after all, is himself an Old Goldmanite and a member of the most exclusive club in world economic policy-making — much more influential than David Cameron’s kitchen cabinet of Old Etonians.

Carney spent the largest stretch of his career — from 1990 to 2003 — working for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo, New York and London.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney spent the longest stretch of his career working at Goldman Sachs

The chairman of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, arguably the most powerful figure in European finance, is another former Goldman Sachs banker

Alumni: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, left, spent the longest stretch of his career working at Goldman Sachs. The chairman of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi is another former Goldman Sachs banker

 

The choice of Goldman bankers for senior roles at the Bank of England  is a novel development for an institution that has always frowned on any suggestions of dual loyalty or conflicts of interest.

When Gordon Brown was Chancellor (from 1997 to 2007), he steadfastly refused to appoint the person many regarded as the most talented economist of his generation, Gavyn Davies, as governor of the Bank of England.

Brown feared a political backlash because of Davies’s role as the millionaire chief global economist at Goldman Sachs, and the fact that his wife, Sue Nye, was a special assistant to the Chancellor.

However, despite 13 years in a variety of roles at Goldman, and a successful stint as governor of the Bank of Canada, Carney was given not only the Bank of England role but also the job of chairman of the Financial Stability Board.

This is the body established by the G20 committee of rich and emerging market nations to try to reform global banking — including the rapacious bonus culture — in the aftermath of the 2007-9 credit crunch.

Indeed, Old Goldmanites seem to be everywhere. When Broadbent and Carney meet fellow central bankers, there will be a number of familiar faces around the table.

The Goldman Sachs booth at the NYSE: The banks culture of ever-more complex securities and trades was at the core of the financial crisis

The Goldman Sachs booth at the NYSE: The banks culture of ever-more complex securities and trades was at the core of the financial crisis

The chairman of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, who is credited with rescuing Euroland from total implosion with his promise to do ‘whatever it takes’ to save the euro, is another former Goldman Sachs banker.

Arguably, he is the most powerful figure in European finance, having forced Euroland interest rates down to rock-bottom levels and bought the government bonds of Europe’s struggling ‘Club Med’ economies before exchanging them for cash.

He is now trying to tackle Europe’s near-bankrupt banking system.

In the U.S., there is the amiable Bill Dudley, the former head of U.S. economics at Goldman, who is now president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the operating arm of America’s central bank.

Goldman boss Lloyd Blankfein once explained to me that one of the advantages of paying Goldman Sachs’s bankers so lavishly — they sit at the top of the bankers’ pay league — was that the ‘partners’ can retire young and very rich, and then go off to jobs in the public service.

There is, however, a deeply disturbing paradox in the fact that Goldman bankers are now effectively running the world’s monetary system.

The Goldman culture of creating ever-more complex securities and trades, coupled with absurdly high pay and bonuses as incentives for the bank’s workforce, were at the very core of the financial crisis that brought the world to the brink of economic collapse and led to a long period of painful austerity.

None of these former Goldman economists and executives, who are now the overlords of the global economy, seems to have predicted the fact that the world was sitting on a financial time-bomb.

It seems very strange that when there are so many talented economic thinkers, Nobel prize winners and lifelong central bankers to be called upon, it is nearly always Goldmanites that carry off the plum jobs.

Allowing such a cultish group to control the levers of global finance shows, I would suggest, a worrying lack of imagination and judgment by the ruling class of politicians that appointed them.

The concentration of such huge economic power in the hands of a small cabal of economists and financiers, drawn from such a narrow pool of interests, is deeply unhealthy.

However honourable the motives of this group, there remains a fear that when the next crisis comes — as it inevitably will — their concern to protect their cronies in the banking world will take precedence over their responsibility to look after the long-suffering public.

Read the original article here.

Nigella Lawson. Grillo Sisters Are Cleared Of Fraud.

Nigella Lawson 3Ouch, that must have been painful for Nigella Lawson, a real kick in the Fanny Cradocks.

What started out as a straightforward fraud case, turned into a chance for Saatchi to stick the knife into his ex-wife, slightly more effectively than tweaking her nose in public.

I’m no fan of Baghdad born Saatchi, who along with his brother Maurice, steered Thatcher to three election victories, during which time Nigellas dad, Nigel was Chancellor of the Exchequer. I’m also no fan of the simpering Nigella, so often described in the media as a chef. She is no chef, she is a posh bird who can cook a bit and make suggestive gestures out of almost any kitchen activity.

What to me this story encapsulates is the arrogance of these people. By taking the Grillo sisters to court , it really didn’t occur to her that she would be digging a big hole for her squeaky clean image to plummet into, and the best bit is she is now acting like the injured party. Or is she? Could it be that Saatchi forced her hand when the credit card bills where uncovered? Anyway, to be honest, I don’t care, she and her ex lost, end of.

While the rest of us are struggling to make ends meet, let alone cook her erotic recipes, I’m sure she will come out of this smelling lovely. Hey, it’s Christmas, why not get a gift set of Charlie?

I wonder if they are going to repackage her book?

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Still they could launch a new line of cleaning products:

“Ladies, looking for a product that will uncover all of those hidden stains on your character?

Try new Grillo!

Grillo

BRITISH GAS BOSS SAM LAIDLAW WHO HAS SEEN PAY RISE 36% IN LINE WITH BILLS

Sam Laidlaw

How’s it going out there? Nights starting to draw in, clocks going back soon, chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Starting to feel a bit chilly in the evenings? Good, because you won’t be able to afford to turn the heating on, so just die slowly of hypothermia and reduce the surplus population.

The very smart man pictured above is Sam, shame it wasn’t Sid really. To be more precise, his name is William Samuel Hugh Laidlaw, son of Sir Christopher Laidlaw (1922-2010), former Chairman of BP. Quite why he calls himself Sam is none of my business, perhaps Willy doesn’t have  the right gravitas. Guess where Willy was educated, got it in one, Eton. then onto Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Hang on a minute, isn’t that the same college that Ken Clarke and Peter Goldsmith attended? Yes, but not at the same time. Anyway, Willy, sorry, Sam is CEO of Centrica, or British Gas to you and me, who have just announced another shameful price hike of 9.2%.

He will of course blame it on global prices, and needing to invest in infrastructure blah de blah, but fail to mention his £2.35 million salary, an increase of 36% on his 2008 salary. Oh, and the £2.35 million is basic, with bonuses it comes to a grotesque £4.97 million according to the Mail. But here’s the killer punch, during 2011, Mr Laidlaw received heating discounts worth almost £700 from Centrica – more than half the average family bill.

It doesn’t have to be like this people, you have the power to change it, or sit back and watch granny die, your choice.

As we are fast approaching the festive season, here is a little Christmas Carol for you Sam.

  • “At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, … it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”
    “Are there no prisons?”
    “Plenty of prisons…”
    “And the Union workhouses.” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”
    “Both very busy, sir…”
    “Those who are badly off must go there.”
    “Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.”
    “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”

Sweet dreams Sam,

Laidlaw Scrooge