The leader of the labour party Jeremy Corbyn invited the Queen of Britain Elizabeth II to apologize for the use of foreign offshore havens, if they were used to avoid taxation in the UK. He stated at the conference, answering the question whether the Queen to apologize for foreign investment, reports the BBC.
Corbin said that anyone who invests money in tax havens in order to Dodge, should “don’t just apologize for it and recognize what he is doing to our society.”
It is noted that the representative of the labour leader later clarified his words, stating that he did not call the Queen in the truest sense of the words to apologize, and believes that “anyone who invests money in offshore accounts to avoid paying tax, should recognize the harm that it causes to society.”
After the publication of the next portion of revelatory materials of journalistic investigations about the offshore companies, the BBC, citing a report Paradise Papers, in 2004 and 2005 the Duchy of Lancasters that manages personal finances of the Queen, has invested in two offshore companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. In Duchy, in turn, said that the Queen did not break any laws and pay taxes.
Yesterday, November 6, 400 journalists from 67 countries simultaneously published incriminating materials on offshore and financial mismanagement of politicians and officials at various levels within the project Paradise Papers or Documents to the Paradise Islands.
See also: a World without secrets. Paradise Papers reveals global corruption