Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The corrupt monarchy

There's been another mass leak of data from tax havens, this time exposing two "offshore service providers" and 19 company registries from tax-havens. And among the usual parade of corrupt politicians, tax-cheating businesses, "socially conscious" but tax-cheating entertainment personalities, and organised crime, there's also the news that Britian's monarchy is in this up to its neck. Britain's queen hides her money overseas like a mafia boss. And its heir to the throne hid his money offshore, then lobbied to increase its value, without declaring any financial interest in the outcome.

This behaviour is simply corrupt. There is no other word for it. And it demonstrates that the rot in the British establishment goes right to the top. The best thing UK citizens can do is sweep the entire rotten edifice away: sack the elites, and start from scratch.