March 11th, 2012

Breaking: Ken Tells Marr Tax Dodge Company Funds Campaign
Electoral Commission Records Show No Donations

Under pressure on the BBC’s Marr show this morning an uncharacteristically nervous Ken Livingstone claimed that Silveta Limited, the company he owns with his wife which is at the centre of tax avoidance allegations, funded two of his campaign staff. Such a donation would by law need to be recorded either as a cash donation or a “donation in kind” to the London Labour Party which funds Ken’s campaign. A quick check of the donation records filed with the Electoral Commission shows no record of any donation being made by Silveta Limited. Failure to comply with electoral laws on declaring donations led to Peter Hain resigning from the Cabinet and a police investigation into his deputy-leadership campaign donations. Either Ken lied to Marr or he failed to register the campaign donations from the company.

Millionaire Ken claimed previously that his huge earnings were a one off circumstance in 2010 after he lost the mayoralty and was still in demand. Companies House records released on Friday show that actually he funnelled another £238,646 through the corporation in 2011 as well. Making a total of well over half-a-million pounds earnings in just two years from media fees paid by among others LBC and Iran’s Press TV…

Given that he used Silveta Limited to invoice the Iranian government-controlled Press TV for his appearances, it would appear that Ken is admitting that his campaign to become mayor of London is in part funded by the Iranian regime in Tehran. An admission which will only add to suspicions in the London Jewish community that Ken is not to be trusted.

UPDATED: Andrew Gilligan makes a telling point which will further add to Ken’s difficulties. This morning Livingstone nervously told Andrew Marr, in a way that he clearly hoped would somewhat mitigate matters, that he had used Silveta’s bank accounts to pay a

“talented economist to sit down and spend a lot of time going over the [City Hall] books. I’ve got people handling the media. I employ at the moment two people.”

As well as the problem with those company donations not being declared to the Electoral Commission, which is a breach of the laws on campaign funding, he has almost certainly broken the laws regarding company expenses allowable against corporation tax. To be offset against tax company expenses must be “wholly, exclusively and necessarily” incurred “for the purposes of the company”. HMRC should take a very close look at Silveta Limited.


  1. 1
    Ha! says:

    The net is closing on the Newt.

  2. 2
    Fact check says:

    You have to also mention that being backed by the Iranians does not look good for Kens credibilty in the gay community.

    Afterall Iran executes homosexuels.

    Actully, is thier anyone that Ken has not offeneded?

  3. 3
    Dreary Steeples says:

    Couldn’t close half quick enough, little shit that he is.

  4. 4
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    How do you tell if Ken Livingstone is lying?

    His lips move!

  5. 5
    Dr Evil says:

    I thought Marr was rather easy on him re the utter hypocrasy of what he had said previously about tax avoidance plus his willingness to splurge a TFL surplus. The few digs at BoJo went unchallenged too notably about the costs of buses. He was indeed nervous as the rather high pitched answers showed. Easy ride though, relatively.

  6. 6
    Racked off says:

    He keeps on digging and digging, he’ll need a jcb soon to dig himself out soon.

    What a complete tosser.

  7. 7
    dai says:

    Good old ken, just made himself a legitimate target for an IDF F16

  8. 8
    Darren says:

    Eh Boris earned over half a million pounds over two years writing for the Telegraph.

  9. 9

    Iran is riddled with homosexuals.

  10. 10
    Acid says:

    Why didn’t Marr cut him to shreds like eg. Paxman would have? He was allowed to slither back under his rock with a load of empty waffle about the NHS etc .

  11. 11
    The left is riddled with mongs says:

    Of course Marr went easy they are best buddies.

  12. 12
    The left is riddled with mongs says:

    Paxman couldn’t cut snot to shreds. Paxman is an over rated blow hard who hasn’t done a tough interview on a lefty politician for years.

  13. 13
    Strongbow says:

    So what? As long as he paid his taxes(unlike Ken) what’s the problem?

  14. 14
    Tachybaptus says:

    … part-funded by the Iranian regime in Tehran. An admission which will only add to suspicion in the London Jewish community …

    … but which will probably give him kudos with certain other communities we might mention, and they have a lot of votes and can make more as required.

  15. 15
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    I think you’ll find he paid income tax on his earnings whilst Ken seems to have taken measures to avoid doing so.

    “These rich bastards just don’t get it… No one should be allowed to vote in a British election, let alone sit in our Parliament, unless they are paying their full share of tax.

    “Cameron’s problem is too many of his team have become super rich by exploiting every tax fiddle. Given he is surrounded by so many millionaires in the shadow cabinet it’s not surprising their tax policies aim to reward the rich and screw the rest of us…

    “If Brown wants to get re-elected he should promise to sweep away all the tax scams and everybody should pay tax at the same rate on their earnings and all other income.” K.Livingston 2009

    Hypocrisy and Mendacity – it’s in Liebour’s D-N-A.

  16. 16
    Red Ken ( pond life ) Livingscum says:

  17. 17
    Tachybaptus says:

    Lаst соmmеnt dіsарреаrеd wіthоut trасе, рrоbаblу bесаusе іt соntаіnеd thе wоrd ‘Іrаnіаn’, соріеd frоm уоur оwn роst. Реrhарs уоu shоuld rеnаmе thіs blоg ‘Соmmеnt іs Fuсkеd’.

  18. 18
    Kevin T says:

    They’re everywhere – dangling from cranes, lying underneath piles of stones…

  19. 19

    The I’ll vote Labour even if the candidate’s a cow’s arsehole brigade will not be enough to put Ken into office. In Kirkcaldy it would definitely work but London – no!

  20. 20
    Kevin T says:

    A tough Marr interview is when he doen’t actually unzip their pants and fellate them live on the programme.

  21. 21
    Timmy Tour says:

    I don’t think Ken’s come to terms with today’s internet driven media, and how hypocritical behaviour and lies can’s simply be tucked away and hidden these days because it isn’t just about the BBC any more

  22. 22
    Kevin T says:

    Would be nice for you if the leftist candidate was in a position to criticise that!

  23. 23
    Gonk says:

    An anagram of Ken Livingstone is ” One gives nil .. Knt “

  24. 24
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    FFS !. HYPOCRISY is used so often on the pages that any ful should have picked up the correct spelling by now.

  25. 25
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    and an anagram of ‘Silveta’ is ‘ VAT lies ‘…..

  26. 26
    Fees Office Clerk says:

    Ken Livingstone: “Vote for me and every London pensioner aged over 75 will get a free barrel of Venezuelan oil at Christmas”

  27. 27
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    If it was you that spotted this Guido, well done and fast work.

    The sooner Ken is wiped off the map the better.

  28. 28
    Confused of Middle Wallop says:

    What i don’t understand is why a country withh oodles of oil wants nuclear leccy but we a country running out of oil does not want nuclear leccy.

  29. 29
    Tachybaptus says:

    But it is probably an advantage to him in a certain other ‘community’, and what a lot of votes they have — indeed, as many as they think they need.

  30. 30
    annette curton says:

    I think ‘sniveling token’ is quite apt.

  31. 31
    Postal Voter says:

    How many is it you would be wanting ?

  32. 32
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Well you didn’t spell fule properly. It’s f-u-l-E. As any fule kno.

  33. 33
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    ‘Ken veiling snot’

  34. 34
    annette curton says:

    That sounds posh, Ken Veiling-Snot.

  35. 35
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Now Kengate is badly in need of a spot of dishypocriticalisation and disambiguation which may well help him to become Mayor of Tehran. Before old Bill opens the Silvetagate investigation, so he is nicely out of the way.

  36. 36
    gumbo says:

    Be fair T.
    Like pe@s and ryce you probably got tripped up and delayed with the mention of “ku-d-os”, a ‘milk’ chocolate covered granola bar, much favoured in certain circles.
    Stick to darker chocolate next time or avoid Greek words.

  37. 37
    They're all the same says:

    Why just attack dodgy, lying Ken.

    The London mayor has no power, just another smokescreen to fool people they have a say.

    Boris plans to run on a platform of ‘1 new Routemaster bus per million Londoners’ and bikes for tourists.

    It’s all bullshit, and the focus on tax-dodging Ken instead of this more pertinent fact just seems like one dislikeable bloke who is part of the Establishment laying into another.

  38. 38
    Fat Czech says:

    Good of you to remember me.

  39. 39
    Sandalista says:

    Does this mean a complaint will be made to the Electoral Commission? I do hope so.

  40. 40
    Bloke says:

    Fact check? What about SpellCheck? Moron.

  41. 41
    Bloke says:

    Can somebody check if Silveta is registered for VAT. Be funny if Ken had ‘forgotten’…

  42. 42
    just saying says:

    Sentamu should be Archbishop of Canterbury

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Marmite Ken. Love him or loathe him, either way he’s on toast

  44. 44
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Ken’s just a chiseling little crook.

    Meanwhile, at Al-JaBeeba, nothing to see here, move along folks…

  45. 45
    A taxing problem says:

    So Silveta Limited is registered at 1, DUKES PASSAGE, BRIGHTON, BN1 1BS which although being a very amusing address is also the home of Peter Auguste & Co. “TAX RETURNS. TAX PLANNING & ADVICE.”

  46. 46
    annette curton says:

    Can you get a million Londoners on one routemaster?, back to the drawing board for somebody.

  47. 47
    Captain Robert Maxwell, MP, (lab, ex) says:

    Ahoy me hearties, just been bobbing under for a while…

  48. 48
    Sunday Gardener says:

    The BBC News web site,, in its usual (un)balanced way, only prints Livingstone’s side of the story so we now have Marr giving him an easy time and now the BBC News web site giving Livingstone’s denial and excuses prominence. How long will it be (if ever) before the BBC provide the balance that is necessary or the truth that shoots Livingstone’s story to shreds.

  49. 49
    Liarpoliticians says:

    What’s tax? It’s what you plebs pay more of so people like Ken don’t have too.

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    So Ken said…

    “Basically, I pay income tax on what is paid for me to my daily expenses,” he said.

    “But the other thing is, you know, I’ve used that to pay for other people to work on the campaign for Mayor and so on. I don’t think that anyone really in Britain pays income tax on the money they use to employ other people to work for them.”

    So next time I employ a builder – I should get a refund on my tax.

    What a flange that man is!

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Fact check = B!llY

  52. 52
    Fish says:

    Under pressure?

    In an hour or so, GF manages to pick holes in Ken’s narrative. You would think that the BBC’s flagship interviewer would have taken the time and trouble to have researched this beforehand (or at least got one of the BBC’s army of political researchers to have done so for him).

    All in all, what we had this morning was little more than the usual perfunctory challenge.

    In days gone by, the BBC Giants would not have let Livingstone get away with this – but then again Marr is no Robin Day

  53. 53
    Joseph Kennedy, grandson and namesake of the Ambassador says:

    Sorta like the scam I run with Hugo in Massachusetts with heating oil. Citgo, the Venezuelan oil company, is a Boston institution; it’s even a famous landmark, for heaven’s sake– the giant sign just outside Fenway Park, home of Ed Miliband’s favorite team, the Red Sox!

  54. 54
    God's Holy Trousers says:

    Keep it up Guido. You have the odious scumbag on the run.

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    If you employ him but you probably only contract him.

    Never mind, no-one comes here for accuracy.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    You sound jealous, Greedo. Never mind, you’ve got your own media career to keep you warm now.

  57. 57
    Anon Observer says:

    “Oh what a tangled web Red Ken weaves when he try’s to lie & deceive”

    Red Ken is doing what is normal for ZanuLieLabor the truth is always the first casualty added & abetted by the Biased Broadcasting Company who are the masters of this type of manipulation……………..but in the end the real truth will
    come out……

  58. 58
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Nasty Lefty little shit.

  59. 59
    Some Geezer wot thinks MSM might be being let off too easily says:

    Some news people feel that, once you’ve made a guest come off as a prevaricating temporiser, you should leave well enough alone; if you turn him into Ralph Kramden (“Humminahumminahummina”) you end up looking a bully and you might create sympathy for him, is the usual excuse given for not finishing someone off. Of course, it can sometimes depend on how likable the guest is otherwise; if nobody likes the prat, you have much more room to go after him all guns a-blazing. Everybody thinks the MSM let the people on the other side off too easily, it’s a function of the MSM’s trying not to have too many people turn off their sets, thus rendering the news programmes irrelevant, is how the MSM might put it.

  60. 60
    sandy says:

    If Ken REALLY believes the USA wants the Iranian oil (chuckle, chuckle) why did the Yanks not take most of the Iraqi oil when they had the chance? Most of it has gone to Russia and the EU. The USA gets very little oil from the Middle East and most of that is from Saudi Arabia. But don’t expect a few facts to get in the way of Ken’s absurd statements. He doesn’t believe what he says but many idiots do.

  61. 61
    sandy says:

    Good point. The days when the press, radio and TV media were all that Joe Public listened to are thankfully long gone.

  62. 62
    Desperate says:

    You can get that many into a flat in Tower Hamlets

  63. 63
    NRG says:

    Marr or Ken? It could be either.

  64. 64
    What's Left? says:

    Red Andrew interviews Red Ken

    Red Faces at the Red Channel

    Republic Reds Given Unopposed Free Rein to Bash Monarchy on Red Today

    Red colours, Red Politics, Red Bigotry, Red Hatred

    Red Flag Flies over Broadcasting House or is it just a Patten?

  65. 65
    What's Left? says:

    Didn’t the Man from Marrs once stand as a Labour candidate?

  66. 66
    Gay Simon says:

    Is Ken aware that Iran execute homosexuals for being homosexual? Further, unruly children have been hanged on suspicion of ‘immoral behaviour’. I kid you not!

  67. 67
    Lou Scannon says:

    Silveta does sound like it should be spread on something.

  68. 68
    plantman says:

    From reading the comments, sounds as if Our Andrew didn’t pick this up – well done Guido.

    So we have a re-run of Marr-velous’ (not) performance on the expenses and troughing scandal. He is

    A in the know but doesn’t want to upset his chums (especially if they are Nu Liebour and the loonier left they are the safer they are)

    B Friggin useless at his job and the Beeb is taking our money in the form of a compulsory-punishable-by-imprisonment-if-you-don’t-pay-it-tax under false pretences.

    Sell off the BBC

    Oh – and sell off Ken too – preferably to a Salt Mine in Siberia.

  69. 69
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    only if theyse brownish

  70. 70
    pissedoffpaul says:

    “An admission which will only add to suspicion in the London Jewish community that Ken is not to be trusted.”

    Suspicion? What would it take to achieve certainty? Jenny Tonge having his babies?

  71. 71
    A scientist says:

    Aren’t Newts slippery creatures?

  72. 72
    Displaced Brummie says:

    So, let’s get this clear. A candidate for the Mayoralty of London, the capital of England and in effect the capital of the UK, is actually receiving some funding from the Iranian regime in Tehran?

    Ken Livingstone is not a Socialist. Nor is he a defender of the poor, or of gay rights.

    Ken Livingstone is a Livingstoneite. He is in it for himself. He uses the poor and gays and Palestinians and whoever else as stepping stones to get Ken what he wants. Power and money.

    When the hell will people stop letting Ken stand on them to scale the heights of power? If he is standing on your shoulders, throw the self-serving bugger off, now!

  73. 73
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Is that the first time Ken’s been up a Dukes Passage, I wonder?

  74. 74
    Kevin T says:

    Yes but they’re against Israel. That makes everything okay in Lefty Land. What’s the odd hanged teenager between antisemites?

  75. 75
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Leftists in Canada are frantic to get rid of our federal Conservative govt. I think they would vote for a zombie. (But which zombie? The fracturing of the left at the federal level into Liberals, NDP — like your Labour — and Bloc Québécois separaritists does the trick!)

  76. 76
    Displaced Brummie says:

    I likes my anagrams! And I like yours, too!

    Here’s some anagrams of Ken Livingstone Silveta
    A Stink Involves Gentile
    Knotting a Vile Evilness
    Vile Negative Links Snot

  77. 77
    polythesis says:

    Absolutely astonishing, the lengths the BBC will go to in order to assist and protect their ideological allies and fellow travellers. And the BBC get away with claiming they are impartial.

    There was a cartoon featured on this site of Marr giving Brown a blow job with McMental crying and holding onto jug ears and him with some difficulty soothing Brown with the words ‘there there ill make it all better’.

    He is at it again with Livingslime. For a multi billion pound media giant employing researchers by the hundreds, they failed to ask any real questions at all and in fact it amounted to a pre election blow job by Marr.

  78. 78
    Tax adviser says:

    I suspected as much – a pure tax dodge.

    If he uses the company money to fund his campaign, it never gets paid up to him as a dividend so he never has to pay income tax on it.

    Most politicians have to pay for their campaigning costs out of taxed income, but not Ken.

  79. 79

    How about making him Ambassador to the USA?

  80. 80
    Bill Maher says:

    Time to go nuclear on Gingrinch’s ass!

  81. 81
    Bill Maher says:

    You can only ask tough question to those on the right. Lefties are too stupid to survive a serious grilling.

  82. 82
    UAV-EA says:

    Marr certainly is no Robin Day. Indeed, what is he even doing on that programme, it should be Humphrys of Paxman.

  83. 83
    BBC Shit stabber mong says:

    We’ve sucked so many Labour cocks

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Do you think that ken would have employed them (i.e. paying employers NI contribution) or contracted then?

  85. 85
    Primary Teecher says:

    We already have lotsa nukes..

  86. 86
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Will someone kindly tell me the story of B!lly?

  87. 87
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    The iPad has a spell checker. But mine is set to US spelling. We are largely on board with the Yanks there.

  88. 88
    Tachybaptus says:

    That was in another country; and besides, the wench is dead.

  89. 89
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Your comment #14 is there now. It just got modded. Possibly because of the word J*w.

  90. 90
    lord Kenneth Snott-Veiling says:

    What a ridiculous thing to say.

  91. 91
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Ahmadinejad was the former mayor of Teheran. Ken would be right in his element.

  92. 92
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Because it’s difficult to put enough oil in an ICBM warhead for it to be effective.

  93. 93
    Lord Reith says:

    An unbiased BBC? Over my dead body!

  94. 94
    A socialist says:

    We are obsessed with power. Nothing else matters. We just gotta have it! Give us all your money NOW!!

  95. 95
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Leftists are exceedingly ill-informed on the topic of oil. They get so emotional and frantic when they hear or see the word! So they skip all the boring stories on oil you find in the business sections of newspapers. Thus they know nothing and repeat a stock set of myths which circulate in the left-o-sphere.

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    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Bang on.

  97. 97
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    If they were actually employed by his company his company would have had to pay Employer’s National Insurance if the pay was above a certain (very low) threshold.

    If they were instead contracted to his company then the subcontractors may have been caight by IR35, and if paid above a certain threshold they would have had to charge VAT. There would also be the potential issue of benefits in kind if certain expenses or benefits were paid directly by Ken’s company.

    If these people were not paid a fair commercial rate then it may constitute a subsidy to the campaign, especially if they were acting through intermediary companies and not acting as individuals. Such a subsidy would surely have to be declared under electoral rues.

    If these people exist and have been paid, then it may be visible in the company accounts, although if only abridged accounts are filed at ompanies house it would be hard to tell.

    But no worry – HMRC will have the full unabridged accounts so investigation should be possible by the authorities.

  98. 98
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    I think the Iranians might take him. I hear they have some salt deserts, if not actual mines.

  99. 99
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Ken is so notorious that even we North Americans know all about him which is why I can comment on this story. I could scarcely believe it when I first read about him.

  100. 100
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    “Mr Livingstone, who has called for a top tax rate of 80 per cent, jointly owns Silveta with his wife, Emma.

    This arrangement allows him to split his income with her, even though it was earned entirely by him, benefiting from her allowances and status as a basic-rate taxpayer and saving further tax. ”

    – The Telegraph

    But this is one of the (perfectly reasonable) tax mitigation mechanisms that labour has tried to close.

    Ken = Fucking Hypocrite again.

  101. 101
    sir humphrey says:

    humphrys is too thick.

    i heard him interviewing joh redwood about tax rates going down and take take going up. its not that he didn’t believe it, he just couldn’t understand the concept and that it could be true. he just doesn’t get ‘multiplying’. he probably can only do adding and taking away. the welsh Hunt

  102. 102
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    The Registered Office is probably just a service address provided by the accountants.

    Company No. 06574918

    Status: Active
    Date of Incorporation: 23/04/2008

    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Company Type: Private Limited Company
    Nature of Business (SIC):
    9305 – Other service activities

    Accounting Reference Date: 30/06
    Last Accounts Made Up To: 30/06/2011 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)
    Next Accounts Due: 31/03/2013
    Last Return Made Up To: 23/04/2011
    Next Return Due: 21/05/2012
    Last Members List: 23/04/2011

  103. 103
    Tachybaptus says:

    Right you are. So easy to forget one thing while looking out for another. Especially when pasting in our genial host’s own text.

  104. 104
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Another anagram of his name is “Lying hypocritical scumbag”

  105. 105
    alexei romanov says:

    Livingstone like Blair and Brown can certainly cion it in on just talk rather than substance!Whose serving whom?!

  106. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Livingston came across as the liar he is and always was. We should all complain to the Electoral Commission. If Livingston has used this company to pay his campaign staff this should and must be declared. He has failed to do so.

  107. 107
    Tron says:

    The BBC often do this. If the Government announce a new policy the BBC headline will be Labour Say Tory Policy Will :- Cost Jobs/ Harm the Disabled/ Help Rich Bankers /Ruin the NHS. etc.

    This is before they have told us what the policy is, or why it is needed, or what it hopes to achieve.

  108. 108
    Felicity Kendal Mint Fake says:

    Yes Ken is a self serving little shit but then the sound of righteous indignation from a blog that backs bankers bonuses rings a little hollow

  109. 109
    Susie says:

    This is their problem. These commies try to be shrewd cookies in financial matters, but aren’t clever enough at covering their tracks. Real capitalists use the law to their own advantage and stay the right side of it.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Make money – get bonus.

    Make no money – whine about it because you’re a Socialist and it’s just so unfair.

  111. 111
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Can he not be exiled somewhere? Anywhere?

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    How about an E-petition to get the Electoral Commission or Dave to challenge it? 100k signatures to oust the newt… Easily done!

  113. 113
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    What does (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL) mean, please?

  114. 114
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    I feel sorry for Ken, a decent man. Some of my fans might be wondering why I am not at the Liberal Democrat conference. Well, whatever you think, it is not because I am banned by the Party and my wife so that I don’t embarrass them, chasing young girls there, that is part of the reason. The main reason is that I never expose myself because I don’t want people to know how uneducated and ignorant I am. If I went delegates might ask me questions and I would have no idea what they are talking about. As for the young girls,well there’s a pity. Boaz.

  115. 115
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    So Marr gives Ken a party political broadcast opportunity.
    When does Boris get his right of reply, to point out that most people who employ cleaners or whatever pay them from taxed income!

    Ken’s hypocrisy is astonishing, as is Marr’s sycophancy. What a toady!

  116. 116
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    Did Ken mention what the BBC is riddled with?

  117. 117
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    That’s not an anagram, it’s nothing more than an accurate description.

  118. 118
    The first stages of CiF says:

    Why? Humphries is just another leftist apparatchik same as Marr. Even Paxo meekly follows the partisan Beebeskya prompt sheet.

  119. 119
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    I doubt it, otherwise Marr would have asked him.
    It’s the questions they don’t ask that need answering.

  120. 120
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    Did he file a P46 for the people he claims to have “employed”?

  121. 121
    My comment is awaiting moderation says:

    …and what is Brighton riddled with?

  122. 122
    The first stages of CiF says:

    Only legitimate thing he’s done for a while.

  123. 123
    Splooge says:

    Ken! Dodgy!

    I don’t believe it

  124. 124
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Time for Miliband to come clean about his financial affairs.

  125. 125
    huwwuh says:

    Might I suggest that everyone that has ever voted for that twat throw themselves into the channel.

  126. 126
    Really says:

    Really – just look at the bail addresses…..

  127. 127
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Ambassador to Syria.

  128. 128
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Why??? Because Ken Livingslime is in a special category all of his own.

  129. 129
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Neither could I, mate, neither could I! Ken is utterly unbelievable!

  130. 130

    Wonder how much Capita paid Livingstone to get the congestion charge contract?

  131. 131
    The Angry Newt says:

    Reasonable suspicion has been established. Livingscum, turn over all your paperwok relating to Silveta to the relevant authority right now. We’d best take a look at the paperwork for your previous ‘man of the people’ tax avoidance vehicle, LocalAction Ltd, as well.

  132. 132
    Alex says:

    To be offset against tax company expenses must be “wholly, exclusively and necessarily” incurred “for the purposes of the company”.

    It’s actually for the purposes of the “trade” or “business” but don’t lets worry about that. The scam is that Ken is funding his election using income that has been taxed at 20% and not 40% or 50% + NI.

    He doesn’t need to get a tax deduction in the company to get an advantage (just as he wouldn’t be able to claim a deduction against his personal income tax if it was paid out of his own pocket). It is the fact that he is paying money out of the company which is really being spent for his benefit, and arguably should be taxed as a personal benefit in kind.

  133. 133
    Lord carrington's binoculars says:

    He paid crapita £75m not to walk after 12 weeks when the automatic fines couldn’t be sent out. Lenin was warned it wouldn’t work by the chief engineer, who also walked.

    Crapita had to hire hundreds of drones to work in a shed in Coventry sending out fines manually.

    At the end, of the £5 fee, £4.75 went on admin.

  134. 134
    Lord carrington's binoculars says:

    Why isn’t Labour paying for its candidate’s campaign?

  135. 135
    just saying says:

    Marr isn’t even Doris Day.

  136. 136
    Cleanas says:

    Heh Heh Heh.

    I love it when it gets dirty.

  137. 137
    Keep Kommie Ken Out says:

    Ken must have some real nasty dirt on Labour for them not to have kicked him out. He is such an embarrassment for them.

  138. 138
    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing says:

    Well, if we really want to be accurate about it, the test is in fact “wholly and exclusively laid out for the purposes of the trade, profession or vocation…” (ICTA88/s74(1)(a)). The additional test of “necessarily” is only relevant when considering whether an employee can get a deduction for an expense against his/her employment income (ITEPA03/s198). It is not a requirement for a tax deductible company expense.

  139. 139
    Peter Grimes says:

    Ballot-stuffing, vote-stealing followers of Mo number many more than the skullcap wearers of Golders Green.

    LivingSlime is almost below contempt, but hey, he is Old Labour (read Stalinist).

  140. 140
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    They have no money.

    They can’t manage their own finances, so why they thought they could manage those of the country……..

    ‘Nuff said.

  141. 141
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    Good riddance, you odious toad.

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