March 5th, 2012

Boris Pledges, Ken Dodges

Dodge

Guido can’t see how Ken is going to get through a third week of reputation-ruining speculation that he dodged paying some £50,000 in income tax, unless he publishes his full tax return. If he doesn’t people will assume that he has something to hide. Even his usually vocal partisan supporters are ignoring the tax advoidance issue. Boris is on the attack in the Telegraph this morning. In reference to non-doms, there is no prize for guessing who he’s talking about here:

“At least they are frank about what they are doing. They are not hypocrites, like some people, ahem, I could mention – no names, no pack drill – who foamingly denounce tax avoidance, and call for bankers to be hung, and who then turn out to have elaborate schemes to avoid paying the full whack of income tax on their earnings.”

Pledge

Ken has gone almost as mute as a newt, bogged down and dodging tax avoidance questions, whereas Boris has spent the weekend promoting his election pledges. On the weekend Nick Cohen in the Observer called for Ken to publish his tax return, rounding on him and questioning why it has taken tax issues for the left to see the light about Ken’s hypocrisy, rather than his penchant for tolerating the company of homosexual-hating clerics and tin pot Latin-American dictators. In some of today’s less surprising news, Ken has been given yet another resounding “fiction” verdict by Channel Four’s Factcheck, who shred his empty promise to reintroduce a London Educational Maintenance Allowance, despite it being ultra vires for a Mayor. Ken: the candidate with limited powers and a limited company…


78 Comments

  1. 1
    Winning says:

    Ken is a lying two faced homophobic james blunt!

    Boris for mayor

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  2. 2
    Popeye says:

    Go to it Boris, you have him on the run. He’s just another champagne socialist, tax avoiding newt lover.

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    • 15
      Come On, Just saying, Only me, Winning, Peter Hain...DUEMA Champ, lots of other funny monkiers etc ! says:

      “… another … tax avoiding newt lover”

      Are the others?

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      • 47
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        Ken has been a bit silly. He should just have been paid into an offshore bank account or given a villa in Spain and then there would have been non of this nonsense about tax dodging. Boaz.

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      • 63
        Winston Crackferret says:

        Indeed! Gussy Fink-Nottle. Bound to have avoided some kind of tax even if it was by accident.

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  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Socialist leader in ‘do as I say, not as I do’ shock expose.

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  4. 6
    Limited Intelligence says:

    What’s the fuss?

    Ken like Gordon Brown are full of shit

    they have always been full of shit and will continue to be full of shit

    Labour voters love wallowing in shit, it’s what makes them Labour

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    • 45
      Phil says:

      Speaking of shxx – in view of today’s news that the Icelandic p.m. is in the dock for standing idly by watching whilst his economy went down the tubes when is Brown up before the beak on the same charge?

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      • 73
        Me, on the crapper says:

        Never, it’s not the British way. Whether you’ve proved yourself to be totally useless, a traitor, a drunk, a sexual deviant or a thief you will, sooner or later, get a place in the House of Lords.

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  5. 8
    Cameron Bridge says:

    “Anyone can stroll over me”

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  6. 9
    dai says:

    Fuck ken when is fatso watson going to be hauled up for his crimes

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  7. 10
    angus says:

    Vote Ken to get Boris back into Parliament to defeat Osborne to next tory leader

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  8. 12
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Has he stood on his hind legs telling everyone that tax avoiders are scum and that rich bankers should be hung? Thought not. I think the general point is that Ken is perfectly free to arrange his tax affairs as he pleases, but it is a bit rich for him then violently to condemn and threaten others who choose to follow him in his own wise and sensible tax planning footsteps.

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  9. 19
    Santorum says:

    Homosexual-hating clerics? You must mean the Catholic church…

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    • 24
      Ah! Monika says:

      Norman St John-Stevas never harmed anyone. RIP

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    • 38
      Stinkfinger says:

      The old Britain not being tolerant enough for your lefty.
      They promoted every bastard dogmatic religion other than the CofE.
      When in future the battle lines are drawn which poison will the Liberals pick?
      Catholicism or Islam?
      One’s thing for sure they will dump Homosexuals like they did the white working class of this country.

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    • 68
      I've hated catholics since Tony joined, Scotland says:

      ?? They don’t hate homosexuals, that’s only pretend because their book says so. Most of them are buttf%&?#”s, unfortunately many also prefer them young.

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  10. 20
    Penfold says:

    Like all lefties Red Ken says one thing and does as he pleases, just as we know our place at the bottom of the heap, and must assume the best principals and aims in all that these people do in our name and for our best interests.

    I have a nice quiet wall for Ken, and others of his ilk.

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  11. 21
    Stinkfinger says:

    In the world of the lefty though two wrongs always make a right.
    Ken will survive..the C*nt.

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  12. 22
    Ah! Monika says:

    The Russians feel hopeless, the Syrians feel hopeless, we feel…………….

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  13. 23
    Scamp - The Excitable Dog. says:

    Livingstone is a shape-shifter of such epic proportions, he would probably sell his mother for a single iffy Tower Hamlets vote.

    As a long suffering Londoner who sees the result of the sort of thought-policing and oppressive minority rule which are his ‘real’ legacy every single day I step out of the house, I actually wouldn’t trust him to tell me what colour pants he was wearing let alone see through a promise to improve my life one iota.

    Just remember, vote ‘Ken’ and you’ll be paying through the nose somewhere completely unexpected just because the power-mad teamster won’t let you see how he runs his accounts…Which brings us neatly back to…

    One more thing. Ken, if you’re reading this, if you lose the next mayoral election…Will you finally just then f**k off?

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    • 58
      50 people living in a bedsit in Tower Hamlets says:

      Ken doesn’t wear any pants, he wears his wife’s knickers as they are tax deductable

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      • 64
        Victoria's Secret says:

        I’d like to confirm Ken does actually wear his wife’s knickers and to add, we will soon be launching a special Spring collection of Ken’s used briefs which are especially encrusted with genuine seed from the great man himself.

        We’re launching these as we feel there is a large gap in the market for this sort of product, especially amongst Labour voting, single females in the Kensington area.

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  14. 25
    Harry Benn's Pig says:

    Although he might share certain characteristics, he’s no relation of mine

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  15. 26
    Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner says:

    I dread the prospect of a RED KEN return.

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  16. 27
    Anonymous says:

    If one was so inclined, bankers should be ‘hanged’, shurley master?

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  17. 29
    Ah! Monika says:

    Ken doesn’t have to use the Redknap defense, we know he’s useless at figures.

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  18. 31
    Ah! Monika says:

    Hey, SC less of that; I won the Europe@n Schools’ Pole Vault in Brussels 1958.

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  19. 32
    Jimmy says:

    “They are not hypocrites, like some people, ahem, I could mention – no names, no pack drill”

    You’re not going to take that lying down are you Guido?

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  20. 34
    No2IT says:

    In the end they got Al Capone on tax dodging, rather than on gangster related offences. Keep going Boris / Observer etc.

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  21. 35
    Steve Miliband says:

    Who’s the UKIP cadidate?

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  22. 36
    Airey Belvoir says:

    I’m shocked. totally shocked. Boris, arguably the most literate and well-educated of our politicians, does not know that to be strung up is ‘hanged’ not ‘hung’. One does that to one’s pheasants, FFS.

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  23. 40
    The Badger Slayer says:

    Caroline Spelman is planning a law to make car owners responsible for litter dropped from the car. At least that is what the Telegraph is saying. Surely they must mean driver? Or perhaps they don’t, let your daughter have the car for the evening and one of her mates throws a McDonald’s wrapper out the window then you get fined for the offence.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9122019/Car-owners-face-fines-if-passengers-litter.html

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    • 70
      Me, On the Crapper says:

      No, they mean the owner. The principle that a penalty only can be exacted on someone that’s been proved to have committed an offense will be flushed down the toilet. Ties in nicely with the scrapping of other civilized principles like open courts.

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  24. 42
    Some Geezer wot's looking to lower the pr!ce we pay for civilisation says:

    Of course, it isn’t the tax avoidance that’s the issue; it’s the hypocritical moralising on the part of the Lefties that should get one’s back up. Good on Ken if he can save a few quid in taxes. Good on you and me if we can. The point is to starve the beast; if there’s a loophole created to benefit some special interest somewhere that also applies to you, take it. Better your money in your pocket than in theirs.
    Just keep this maxim in mind:
    http://americantaxlawyer.blogspot.com/2010/07/there-is-nothing-sinister-in-so.html
    Sure, it’s being quoted by an American shyster looking to drum up business– BUT HE’S RIGHT!!!

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    • 46
      David Camoron says:

      But, when I increased your VAT to raise billions of pounds which I then gave away in foreign aid (specifically to India, so it could buy French Mirage jetfighters), this made you PROUD.

      If you avoid tax, you’re preventing me from giving even more money away – much of it to countries that hate us – and this stops you feeling proud. This is illogical.

      And that, plebs, is why I’m putting your taxes up on the 21st.

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  25. 48
    Worzel's Doppelganger says:

    Is Boris morphing into Worzel Gummidge? Ken is a snake. Hissss

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  26. 49
    Kevin T says:

    OCCUPY KEN LIVINGSTONE!!!!!

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  27. 50
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ken Liaringstone.

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  28. 51
    Anonymous says:

    The other day I thought to myself that ken is so dodgy I wouldn’t put it past him to arrange for a few stabbings to put the numbers up to make Boris look bad.

    …as I donned my tinfoil hat, I see on the local news there’s been a spate of stabbings in south London.

    Of course it would be silly to suggest there’s a connection – I just mixed up my premonitions.

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  29. 52
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    There’s be loud cheers from the left – I mean the actual left, not the ‘rainbow coalition all things to all people how are thing Jasper’ left – when Ken bites the dust.

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  30. 56
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    speaking of lying, cheating, hypocrite, mullah-blowing, dictator-hugging, scumbags…why isn’t Georg Gollaway running for Mayor? He’d be soooooo awesome!

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  31. 62
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    They are as bad and nasty as each other.

    If they both to go away and leave Londoners alone with no congestion charges and bendy bikes every one would be better off.

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  32. 65
    "Doc" Holliday says:

    Hasn’t Livingstone had his darned teeth done yet ?

    I can reccommend a good ” tooth implanter” in Wimpole Street . A snip at two thousand a tooth ( 22.5 percenr discount for renmimbi cash ).

    Alternatively I can reprise my OK Corrall performance and shoot them out.

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    • 71
      Bluebottle says:

      In 1984 he was ugly.

      Now he is uglier and uglier.

      I am not surprised his terrapin left him.

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  33. 74
    Katesage says:

    Another snout in the trough, why is anyone surprised?

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  35. 76

    Ken Livingstone is reducing fares in the off peak only.That’s no good is it Ken boy.People want to pay less fares when they are going to work you oaf!

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  36. 77

    These new buses are far better than bendy buses Hooray for Boris.Well done.

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  37. 78

    Ken Livingstone caused more congestion by introducing bendybuses than by reducing fares.Anyone witnessed a bendybus trying to monoever right into the Edgeware Road from Praed street.I did and the bus completely blocked the north going route nobody could pass until the bus had got round the centrafuge.This is congestion at it’s maximum.If it had been a member of the public in an articulated vehicle the car driver’s would have been tooting him to get out of the way,not so if it’s a bendybus.And they’ve also caught fire in their inauguration,and running people over,sometimes in killing the victims.VOTE KEN OUT OF OFFICE OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR GOOD.

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