The Sage of Ely:
Yesterday’s Anti-Corruption Summit did not excite the world. It did not even excite readers of this blog: traffic yesterday was at about normal levels and right now those are at below Panama Papers levels. I made it onto the ITN News at Ten, but media coverage on the day was limited, and less than in the build up. The term damp squib feels appropriate: candidly, the event simply did not deliver, as predicted.
Because I only did one TV interview yesterday people are not taking offshore corruption seriously.
That’s really some ego there, some ego.
The UK re-announced it will require declaration of the beneficial ownership of companies owning property in the UK, which had already been the subject of a consultation in March. It did not say how this will be enforced. Forfeiture is not on the cards.
Emma Watson should lose her lovely house because she bought it in secret to make sure she’s not buried under willy pics and tributes from teenage boys?
The case for giving Companies House new resources will, surely, be made now?
And he’s also an ignorant fucking idiot. EU says that company registration must only be cost covering. Therefore, if you stick more “resources” into Companies House then you’ve got to lower the amount you charge people or limited liability. Which is, of course, entirely the opposite of what he argues on even days.