Does The Guardian’s offshore investigation cover the Guardian’s offshore activities?April 4, 2016 Tim WorstallTax8 Comments? previousThis Brexit sounds like an excellent idea then, doesn’t it?nextMossack Fonseca: Anyone know which offshore law firm The Guardian uses? 8 thoughts on “Does The Guardian’s offshore investigation cover the Guardian’s offshore activities?” Perry April 4, 2016 at 7:59 am They don’t have any offshore activity now do they? johnb78 April 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm No, nor did they ever – it’s a silly made-up right-wing meme. GMG was co-owner with Apax Partners of EMAP Magazines. Apax used various offshore shell companies for its stake, being a P/E firm. GMG didn’t, because as a non-profit trust it didn’t need to avoid tax anyway. Liberal Yank April 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm I am also curious what the Guardian offshore activities might be. Perry April 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm The guardian isn’t a non profit trust Jim April 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm @johnb78: Before you shoot your mouth off, have the sense to actually look up what GMG have themselves admitted to: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/may/03/1 Liberal Yank April 4, 2016 at 8:04 pm Jim, Thanks for the link. This seems to be a case of ‘we did it the right way’ legally. Perhaps a paper with a record of examining these in a biased way should take another look. Jim April 4, 2016 at 8:44 pm “This seems to be a case of ‘we did it the right way’ ” Very probably, in fact almost certainly, legally speaking. But the point is that the Guardian, the BBC and the likes of RM et al take anyone who even has any overseas company involvement as proof that they are involved in shady dealing, tax avoidance and almost (but not quite) implying tax evasion. The fact that David Camerons father was on the board of a Panamanian company is taken to mean he was involved in avoiding or evading taxes. Whether there is any evidence of that is irrelevant, they don’t care. So by the same yardstick the Guardian is guilty too. Van_Patten April 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm Jim Well said – the groups you mention are the Witchfinder Generals of the modern day era – and whilst not holding any particular sympathy for those in the ‘Panama Files’ – has anyone stopped to examine the relentless rise in Govrnment expenditure which is now deemed as ‘necessary’ by these people? If the likes of Murphy get in with tax rates of 90% base and 99% top rate they still would be pleading poverty…. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.