April 3rd, 2012

Brown’s “Not a Single Penny” Un-Spun

When it emerged that Gordon Brown had made £1.4m since leaving office on the international speech circuit, his spinners were quick to point out claim that “not a single penny” had gone to Brown himself and instead it was all given to charity. But that’s not quite true.

The most recent set of abbreviated accounts for the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown (Ltd.) paint a different picture. Though they do not give a turnover, or how much actually went to charity, or how much was spent on “administration”,  they do show that at least 20,934,300 pennies are being held by the Browns in cash. No income tax on that…


197 Comments

  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Knowing Brown you have to look for the off-balance sheet vehicle!

  2. 2
    Doh! says:

    Still taking othr peoples mony.

    Worst PM ever!

  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    It’s his very own Private Finance Initiative.

  4. 4
    Hush Puppy Man says:

    Sleep In First.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. 5
    Unaligned voter says:

    Worst Chancellor too (a liar and a thief). The current one is getting close to him though.

  6. 6

    Yes must be corrupt they spent all that money on…..

    Oh, they haven’t spent it? Couldn’t they find a friend who wants to set up a school, say?

  7. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am buying Euros with that.

  8. 8
    Grammar School Boy says:

    …and that nice Mr Broon told us he was good with money?

    He wouldn’t lie to us, would he?

  9. 9
    Will N. Dowd says:

    Gordon Brown upsets my pet goldfish. Awful, awful man.

  10. 10
    Jimmy says:

    “No income tax on that…”

    I know the whole tax thing has always confused you, but do you know why it’s called income tax?

  11. 11
    annette curton says:

    Why is his (their) balance sheet abbreviated, how much money has been siphoned off into the rocking horse shit account?, we should be told.

  12. 12
    Will N. Dowd says:

    I once asked Gordon Brown the time of day. His answer took 3 and a half hours and by the end I still didn’t know.

  13. 13
    Ed Bollocks says:

    Those Mental Health Therapy sessions in Greenock Clinic don’t come cheap. Almost as expensive as my speech therapy!

  14. 14
    Derek Smalls says:

    On a practical note, guys: How long are you going to be talking about Gordon Brown? It’s just that I might not have that long to live.

  15. 15
    a non says:

    Typical reverse Rumpelstiltskin.
    The only chancellor to spin gold into straw.

  16. 16
    The Good Grammar Guardian says:

    Guido really !!

    Why not jusy say £209k and be done.
    There are times when fancy wordplay is its own worst enemy .

    Needless to say ….. so I won’t

  17. 17
    Will N. Dowd says:

    A Labour canvasser asked if I’d be voting for them. I asked for one good reason why I should vote for Labour. He became angry and said he didn’t have time for trick questions.

  18. 18
    annette curton says:

    Brown is the new Thatcher (except for the BBC of course).

  19. 19
    Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

    As long as they’re scamming their thicko advertisers, massaging the traffic figures and nothing much is happening politically, they’ll talk about Gordon. Most of us have managed to move on.

  20. 20
    The dead tree press are shit unless they pay me money says:

    Is it possible the 20k is waiting to be distributed to charity? Just saying like.

  21. 21
    Jack " Croney " says:

    Hello Bollocks ,

    As I was saying to wifey Harry “ET” the other day … the sooner that Balls goes to therapy the sooner I can claim it against tax in the PLP accounts before the tax year ends.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Brown might have anger management issues but he is the most decent honest PM we had in the last 30 odd years. John Major was a decent man as well he was surrounded by evil nasty once.

  23. 23
    smoggie says:

    He’ll give it away for sweeties ….. like he did our gold.

  24. 24
    In this interview, Gordon says he's not interested in making money says:

  25. 25
    Hush Puppy Man says:

    Sleep In First.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz^^zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  26. 26
    Doh! says:

    He doubled the tax on the lowest paid (the 10p affair) abd you think he is honest and decent?

  27. 27
    Jack " Croney " says:

    Moderator , remember the biblical dicrum :

    ” He who is moderated last will live to moderate the longest ”

    ( Come on Guv’nor — let it thru — you know you want to .)

  28. 28
    smoggie says:

    As any good capitalist will tell you, it’s working capital.

  29. 29
    Troy Tempest says:

    During PMQs, he’d have said “it’s Ashcroft O’Clock”

  30. 30
    Uncle Twiggle says:

    I’m surprised he hasn’t bought gold with it……

  31. 31
    Ken Livingston's £260 shoes says:

    Is it because Gordon said “not a single penny” and Guido was pointing out there are 20,934,300 pennies?

    Just a hunch.

  32. 32
    Jack says:

    Yes, unlike everyone else we front-benchers all became richer.

  33. 33
    Lord Gnome's Mouthpiece says:

    Why don’t you put a date on these blaste video clips Guido .

    You narly gave me a heart attack !! I thought this was Brown speaking this afternoon in quasi real time .

    Was it ? Was he re running the general election for the benefit of the dross who had been in their pit the last 22 months and just awoken from their golden slumbers hoping they would re vote in his favour and the past 22 months could be exained away as a ” shower scene ” ??

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    He is the one who gave 10% tax a well. Who did the current lot gave a tax cut to? Only to once who are paid over £150,000 and who ended up paying for it, granny and pastry eaters.

  35. 35
    Gordio says:

    No, I’ve changed my mind – A masterstroke – I am going to buy lots of Greeks Bonds and Feta cheese futures.

  36. 36
    maggie the dog says:

    He could’nt bloody afford it now

  37. 37
    Tom Watson is a fat wanker! says:

    What I want to know is where the bloody hell has Labour general secretary gone, and why now?

  38. 38
    meme says:

    2,000,000 or 20 mill ?

  39. 39
    Tedious Shill Spotter says:

    Why don’t you just fuck off?

  40. 40
    Lord Gnome's Mouthpiece says:

    Thank you again for unadelterated free speech Guido .

    Your ” Mod” boy is an example to us all on the ever vigilant powers of the British judicial system regarding the minutiae ofthe libel laws.

  41. 41
    northofsouth says:

    Why not keep talking about Brown? He was absolutely useless and the Labour Party was bullied into accepting him as leader.

    Fortunately the voting public rejected him at the first opportunity. Useless chancellor and PM, probably the worst in living memory.

  42. 42
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Interesting article in this tweet about how the hacks feel about the Guardian

    speaking of which I see some female hack was up at Leveson today being asked about her relationship with senior plods.

    I look forward to Amelia Hill getting the same treatment

  43. 43
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Decent? Honest?

    Sorry, but where have you been living over the last 15 years or so?

  44. 44
    Jimmy says:

    Tell me about it. Explaining even the simplest things to guidophiles can take days.

  45. 45
    roy says:

    Brown wasn’t the worst PM, all the problems he had were left by the previous chancellor, possibly the worst in any country ever.

  46. 46
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Brown is a c u n t there’s nothing decent about him. Even his turds are evil.

  47. 47
    roy says:

    i would vote for the respect party. i may even donate. imagine a party of the left appealing to nutters. it would split the red vote in two!

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    meme says:; It is not 2,000,000 or 20 mills, it is 65,000,000 people paying more to give tax cuts to 350,000 people.

  49. 49
    roy says:

    worst chancellor ever anywhere no doubt. as PM he was just a c#nt

  50. 50
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    What about the money he’s taken from the English tax payer as wages for not attending the HOC?

  51. 51
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    He was unelected and we were bullied into accepting him as PM.

    He was worse than useless, he had no social skills and he had a bad temper. Just the sort of person needed to run a country.

  52. 52
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allegedly, the taxpayer is still paying for Mr & Mrs Bliar’s security.

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

  54. 54
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    So why would a crap Chancellor become PM?

    Because he was greedy.

  55. 55

    Yep – that “honest and decent” man financed an illegal war on Iraq for Tony Bliar, killing 100’s of thousands of people

    I think I prefer crooks – you can get to the bottom of a crook, but you can never get to the bottom of a liar. (Thanks granddad!)

    Nonny – you’ve brought your 1 blade Swiss Army knife to a gunfight AGAIN – are you stupid or just masochistic?

  56. 56
    Lord Kinnock of Wind says:

    I can see the point you want to make but it’s flawed in as much as we don’t need our leaders to be simply decent and honest, we need the to produce results for us. We provide them with our money and votes to do a job for us. Brown failed to “end boom and bust” and even sold off the gold reserves at the worse possible moment, not much good to us if he was honest as he was incompetent!

  57. 57

    Sorry – that WAS rhetorical – we all know the answer.

  58. 58
    Nick "Not Draconian" Cleggie (ah, bless ) says:

    Nick “Not Dracoian” Cleggie, we’ll have a bit of a sniff around his emails and web habits and see if we can find any more info!

  59. 59
    ToonBob... says:

    Brown, Blair, Livingstone good ‘socialist’ tax avoiders :)

  60. 60
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Can anyone answer this?

    How long is it since we have had a decent, honest and good PM in this country?

  61. 61
    Bored of Nothing says:

    This story is all very interesting but it is not takibng matters any further. Are we expected to go tut tut or do something?

  62. 62
    CT says:

    £209,000 has been held aside as a contingency for future Nokia replacements.

  63. 63
    yeah, right.... says:

    The electorate rejected him and his party were never given the opportunity to reject him.

    Comparisons with the blessed J Major are inaccurate; Major went to the country and won, albeit against Kinnock….

  64. 64
    Funambulist says:

    Those bloody oncers!

  65. 65
    Sack Cameron - Elect A Tory says:

    The economic damage the idiot Brown inflicted on this country will take a generation or more to repair. He has crippled our nation. The man’s actions were as unforgivable as they were incompetent.

    The Prime Mentalist was at the very heart of the blackest period of political butchery our nation has ever experienced. He should never be forgiven.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Nobody can be surprised at this surely? Known liar tells a lie. Just normal behaviour for the odious Brown.

  67. 67
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Kinnock didn’t do badly out of it. Neither did his wife and son.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Then why did the Conservatives supported it?

  69. 69
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Prudent, he said, and prudent the B-bbc repeated, ad infiniteum.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Not allegedly, fact. Ride past the armed police in Connaught Square at least once a week

  71. 71
    An accountant says:

    This is an attempt at a smear. The money could have been paid to charity the very next day.

  72. 72
    Silly bollocks peston the labbour lords son says:

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnd mInnneee.

  73. 73
    Archer Karcher says:

    “do you know why it’s called income tax?”

    Because as unpopular as it is, it’s still better than calling it by it’s real name, theft.

  74. 74
    Archer Karcher says:

    You may have moved on, however your children ( if you have any ) will be paying throughout their lifetimes for Browns wretchedly bad and devious actions.

  75. 75
    Lord Kinnock of Wind says:

    Don’t know about a PM….. How about Alfred the Great?

  76. 76
    Archer Karcher says:

    20K?

    I believe a trip to Spec Savers is in order.

  77. 77
    Grammar School Boy says:

    1990.

    That is all.

  78. 78
    Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

    Gordon has been a bit slow here, you would think he would know better than to post his accounts through Companies House. He should take a note out on my book, open offshore companies and bank accounts – Directors are anonymous and accounts don’t have to be posted. What a Wally getting caught out like that. If I had opened a UK Company like him, everyone would be able to see where my money was coming from, Russia, Taiwan, my ‘boys’ etc etc.

    http://www.manta.com/ic/mxb5gzy/gb/mike-hancock-mp-portsmouth-south

  79. 79
    a bit slow says:

    Murdoch resigns as BSkyB chairman

    ft.com

  80. 80
    Father Ted says:

    It is just resting in the account?

  81. 81
    Archer Karcher says:

    McRuin was and still is, a thug in a suit.

  82. 82
    Father Ted says:

    Stays on the board

  83. 83
    Aaron D Highside says:

    The leftie ‘Anonymous’ team is very active. Elections looming?

  84. 84
    An National Socialist says:

    Try finding Blair’s name on any document at Companies House.

  85. 85
    An National Socialist says:

    Do you have to resign directorships if you go to prison?

  86. 86
    Its all about a sense of entitlement says:

    Organising cocktails in Buenas Aires? Buying a list of potential donors’ credit cards in Mumbai? Whaling with the Japanese? The possibilities are endless, but most likely on holiday because that is what people do who feel they are worth it.

  87. 87
    Your Comment is awaiting moderation says:

    James Murdoch has gone!

  88. 88
    Margo Leadbetter says:

    You ARE Gordon brown aren’t you?!

  89. 89
  90. 90
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    …and it might be tomorrow.

  91. 91
    Unaligned voter says:

    and B£iar knew it, and buggered off leaving us all in the shit. Good eh?

  92. 92
    Nick "Not Draconian" Cleggie (ah, bless ) says:

    Funnily enough our super new wiz bang internet snoopy laws will not target any politicians who are crooks and pocket liners or any such as T Bliar esq, crooks with a paper veneer of legality.

    Onward and upward.

  93. 93
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I will have you know that I am an MP of the utmost integrity and here is my Facebook page showing all my fans, to prove it. Boaz.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Hancock-MP-should-resign/165787856843976

  94. 94
    Margo Leadbetter says:

    He obviously likes to channel money through a middleman or woman – remember how he paid the expenses for his cleaning through his brother and not directly to the cleaner?

  95. 95
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Brown is a biological hazard

  96. 96
    Unaligned voter says:

    Remember…No more boom and bust?

  97. 97
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    Its time cyclops was prosecuted for crimes against the British people.

  98. 98
    Nick "Not Draconian" Cleggie (ah, bless ) says:

    …well you certainly don’t have to resign Lordships!! In fact it is now viewed as a badge of honour.

    Apparently requires a change of law to kick them out, somethingn naturally well beyond the ability of the “Mother of all Parliaments” !!!!

  99. 99
    Unaligned voter says:

    Let’s be honest here, we need another MP ‘s expenses cover up investigation. They are all still at it as though nothing ever happened.

  100. 100
    Unaligned voter says:

    Don’t forget B£iars PFI ticking time bomb.

  101. 101
    smoggie says:

    C45 s looming

  102. 102
    Just saying says:

    I don’t think I can support this coalition if they go ahead with all this email and internet snooping.

  103. 103
    Nat Rothschild says:

    Don’t knock him, I managed to buy a humongous stack of gold at very reasonable prices!

  104. 104
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Only when he’d sorted the Pe*ace En*voy stuff out for himself first.

  105. 105
    Farty Arty says:

    Opposition always supports gov when our forces in action.

  106. 106
    Unaligned voter says:

    He ain’t that bright is he? Selling our gold at the bottom of the market was a bloody stupid thing to do – let alone a “monetary wizard”.

  107. 107
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    There was a smidgeon of talk a while back about off-shore accounts details being made available to the tax office. Nothing ever happened about it afterwards.

    Funny, that.

  108. 108
    Katia says:

    The Special Immigration Appeals Commission had no right to accuse you of lying to the Court, my teddy bear and King Louie, but I cannot forgive you for telling me you were in Iraq when in fact you were shagging someone else in Paris.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067544/My-darling-Teddy-bear-Diary-passionate-love-affair-Russian-honeytrap-clear.html

  109. 109
    Unaligned voter says:

    …and remember he had Balls in tow. A good reason to hang him now.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Hope they sell up all their interest in UK as well.

  111. 111
    Andy Coulson's monkey says:

    Er this is story about Brown is a load of bolox. Any accountant will tell you the “cash at bank” figure is the real money reserved the organisation holds. It has not been paid to anyone and as such should not been taxed. All Guido has uncovered is that the organisation has healthy reserves. None of it has been paid to Brown. Pish poor reporting from Guido.

  112. 112
    Unaligned voter says:

    Another case of horrendous expense for you and me. Lets face it he (they) would be no loss if he/she were to err.. stop a bul……

  113. 113
    Dirty Desmond says:

    No one will visit my mucky websites…

  114. 114
    Maud Francis says:

    Exactly

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

  116. 116
    Prune Faced Murdoch says:

    But I’ll still have young girls tities on page 3, keeps me going it does.

  117. 117
    Rooney says:

    Well you see Mr Monkey, I trust that Mr Brown chap, he is as honest as the day is short.

  118. 118
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    +1

  119. 119
    Rooney says:

    confirms himself to me as an absolute C unt. (sorry about the language there is no other word in the English dictionary).

  120. 120
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    A lying bastard, as ever.

  121. 121
    ToonBob... says:

    tities ??

  122. 122
    Sarah tweet says:

    Yesterday was very warm.
    Today it’s a bit colder.

    Please follow me on Twitter for more incredible insights into the political world of Sarah & Gordon Brown (office of)

  123. 123
    Guido is true to form says:

    The biggest news in the Village is the resignation of James Murdoch

    Not a word from our lovely Guido

    But I suppose he is now with the competitor Dead Tree pornographer

    You are an ass Guido…FFS…

  124. 124
    Bill Quango Mp says:

    You don’t think he might come back do you?

    Remember the trouble Schwarzenegger7 had getting rid of the second Terminator?

  125. 125
    The Boss says:

    English dipsticks the Great Gordon had a plan to ensure an independant Scotland would surge ahead and flourish while you English sank to the bottom of the cesspit of bankruptcy….and it would seem to have worked…glug!glug!glug!

  126. 126
    Bill Quango Mp says:

    Hadn’t he resigned already?
    To run the TV department?

  127. 127
    Legal beagle says:

    James is leaving before he can be arrested in the UK….

    Resigning as a Director of Sotheby’s etc also

    Interesting…

    His lawyers must have told him something

    (or some bent cop in the Met)

  128. 128
    Say what? says:

    If you can offset the reduction in tax from increased Income tax allowance with your pastry eating I’d be impressed

  129. 129
    Russian Oligarch and his bent City solicitors says:

    I do find it amusing that you create all these problerms for a few $hillings and pence

    While I, as an honest UK resident, pillage Russia avoid tax in the UK and wander around London with a dozen security gorillas…

  130. 130
    Flat-chested horse-faced bint pretending to be in hetero relationship with UK PM says:

    Fucking amateurs! £250k per dinner, surely?!

  131. 131
    Posh and Becks says:

    How many footie clubs do yoou own Oligo ?

    can we have a contract ?

  132. 132
    Mike Hunt says:

    He destroyed the pensions of everyone who does not work for the state – deliberately.

    If that’s honest and decent then my cock’s a cucumber.

  133. 133
    Polly Pot says:

    Praise The Gord!
    I have been awaiting this moment , oh Gord.
    And now vengeance is mine!

    The murdochian false prophet has been cast out into the wilderness.
    Only I, lady Saint Polly Pot remain for you to worship.

    Praise be to Gord!

  134. 134
    AC1 says:

    I liked Brown for his Taxation of Unicorns and handling of the flying pigs disaster.

  135. 135
    Sir William Waad says:

    £209,000 is roughly our national budget deficit for one minute. Thanks, Gordon!

  136. 136
    Two Titties for sale says:

    What can I do now Rupie ?

    I used to show my titties in the Screws and even the Sun is getting a bit second rate now..

    Should I move to the Express/Star, the real pornographers ?

  137. 137
    Scowling Scotty says:

    It’s the right thing to do, if you’re a fucktard like me.

  138. 138
    Archer Karcher says:

    Indeed, PFI the gift that keeps taking.

  139. 139

    It is protocol, so as not to undermine the poor bastards at the sharp end – not something we would expect a yellow, snivelling, arse licker like nonnymouse to understand. The only thing you have ever fought is the revulsion in your own eyes when they spot you in a mirror.

    That was NOT rhetoric, Noncie.

  140. 140
    AC1 says:

    Extortion. They make the “law”s so it’s not illegal.

  141. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Farty Arty says:; still if it a crime then it is still a crime when you do it together.

  142. 142
    A Countant says:

    Surely most of it will go to pay for Sarah’s Twitter account?

  143. 143
    Guido in nihilist mode says:

    I helped to destroy New Labout

    Now I am bent on destroying the Con/Libdem Coalition

    All that is left in the UK, children, is to follow my pornographer boss…

    He is aggressive, determined, profitable and holds the future in his hands…

  144. 144
    Harriet says:

    Let my Jack Dromey handle it. He’ll not be able to recall anything about it.

  145. 145
    Alfred says:

    Nobody reads it, whatever it is. What a fucking hypocrite the fat, *Oirish* tosser really is. The same goes for his *posh* Robin.

  146. 146
    Archer Karcher says:

    Broadcasting the news weeks prior to the actual sale was also another enormous blunder. McBust should have been nicked there and then for insider trading.

  147. 147
    Galahad says:

    It can’t be a flaw in your powers of persuasion so it must be them.

  148. 148
    Lord Beaverbrook, turning on his grave says:

    Is the Daily Express still in favour of the British Empire ?

    And Imperial Preference ?

    And anti-European ?

    I do hope so

    And that a republican so-called Irishman like Guido can perpetuate the traditions I established…

  149. 149
    Lord Beaverbrook, turning on his grave says:

    Too close to home fatty?

  150. 150
    Sir William Waad says:

    Mr Brown could have formed a charitable trust instead of a limited company, if he had wished to ensure that none of his income from boring people to death could (a) be taxed or (b) benefit him.

  151. 151
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Since when has income tax been calculated on cash balances? Can we now assume that all companies don’t have a separate legal identity from their owners? Or do these niceties only have relevance when Guido’s Tory friends are being attacked?

  152. 152
    Boris, are these income going to a company? says:

    1(a)(iii) – Details of any employment/self-employment/business:
    Author
    Writing, Broadcasting
    1(a)(iv) – Name(s) of employers/people who have appointed me to work for them:
    The Daily Telegraph (Column Writer)
    Mail on Sunday, occasional book reviews
    Spectator, occasional diaries
    Harper Collins Publishers UK
    Overseas secondary rights contracts include:
    Alpina (Russia), Fushosha Co Ltd (Japan), Nakladatelstvi Leda (Czech), Thyrathen/Epilogi (Greece), Garzanti Libri SPA (Italy), Verlage Haffmans & Tolkemitt (Germany), Penguin (USA)

    http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/mayor/boris-johnson/register-interests

  153. 153
    Maud Francis says:

    On his grave?

  154. 154
    Lord Reith says:

    Yes

    He had been denoted to running the so-called TV department but they no longer want him either

    And he has become persona non grata in the UK now for reasons evident to anyone who can read and write…

  155. 155
    Dirty Desmond says:

    Beavers…mmmmm

  156. 156
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    Guido will put up any c r a p on this blog to avoid talking about the Murdochs being run out of town

  157. 157
    Boris, are these income going to a company? says:

    When Boris came back from his holidays from Canada why did tax payers pay £2,098 for his air ticket?

    http://static.london.gov.uk/mayor/expenses/docs1112/B-Johnson.pdf

  158. 158
    Archer Karcher says:

    Football club = money laundering scam.

  159. 159
    Rooney says:

    To be honest, apart from having mental health issues, and being pretty crap, and biggotted, compared to B£iar, Brown was relatively honest (in his own crap way).

  160. 160
    Porongrapher Desmond says:

    Steady on

    I made my fortune with beaver..

  161. 161
    Rooney says:

    “supported” – support shurely?

  162. 162
    Dirty Desmond says:

    Stop impersonating me.

  163. 163

    Did you notice that Gordon Brown is not actually a director? He works, gets paid, puts the money in a company run by his wife and avoids paying the 50p tax rate that he introduced.

    He then uses some of that money to run his political office, which surely comes under the category of “political donations”. The difference is that political donations cannot be charged against tax where payments to his company can.

    My post on Gordon Brown’s tax avoidance is here: http://bit.ly/GH5Vkq

    And the other Labour tax avoiders here: http://bit.ly/GIi0Vd

  164. 164
    Evil Landlord says:

    If he had received the money personally, rather than funnelling it through a Ltd Co , then it would have been taxable as his income and 50% tax paid. As he has kept it in reserves and not declared a dividend then no tax is payable. In my simple analysis he has avoided paying income tax !

  165. 165
    The name is Cock, Handycock says:

    I wish my cock was a cucumber.

  166. 166
    Archer Karcher says:

    The Con-Lib-Dumbfcuk coalition is continuity ZaNu-Labour. Shovelling the same shite and calling it a new name, is not change. Until people like you realise we don’t want what politicians are peddling, dissent and disatisfaction will continually rise.

  167. 167
    Rooney says:

    I think you need a name change old thing. Income is plural in this context – and don’t add an “s” tht would be quite wrong.

  168. 168
    Archer Karcher says:

    Where is income tax mentioned? Well nowhere actually, your red herring argument falls at the first. Massive fail.

  169. 169
    Sungei Patani says:

    Boris, are these income going to a company? at 4:26

    Because he had to come back early and needed an emergency ticket which everybody knows costs much more than if you book in advance.

    It is extremely unlikely that he had a flexible ticket for his holiday flight as originally he would have had a fixed itinerary like most people on holiday hence he had to buy one to enable him to undertake his duty as mayor.

    Do use a little bit of common sense.

  170. 170
    Sungei Patani says:

    I don’t see anything decent in the way Brown undermined Tony Blair to satisfy his own ambition.

  171. 171
    Goldman Sachs says:

    As did we.

  172. 172
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    Gordon’s Brown Hole Ltd

    Shows how daft El Gordo is – fancy holding cash – of course its taxed – to inflation
    £5K (?) p.a.?

    Lucky he’s never held a responsible job

  173. 173
    tory boys never grow up says:

    In red at the end of the post. Please learn to read before commenting in future!

  174. 174
    Hugh Janus says:

    Guido seems to think it’s £20m. Now that really would put B£iar in the shade.

  175. 175
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Most of us have managed to move on.”

    Only problem is, the bastard’s debts are following us like some dreadful stench. Soon they will completely engulf us.

  176. 176
    Party Political Broadcast says:

  177. 177
    Hugh Janus says:

    Yes, for two people who originally despised the Common Market (as was) they did pretty well to become millionaires at our expense. They also despised the House of Lords, but their deep-seated principles prevented them from saying ‘no thanks’ when the gravy train was passing their door.

    Such splendid, gold-plated hypocrisy, a really fine example to the current bunch of useless, self-regarding politicians…

  178. 178
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Socialism is a mental disorder: The Labour Party is the asylum

  179. 179
    Iran says:

    Dear Londoners,

    Please vote for our friend Ken, he is a shining light

    And our new hezbollah in the UK

  180. 180
    The Dirty Rat says:

    The cu*t will probably trade it for Turkestan Tenge.

  181. 181
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Just resting in his account, perhaps

  182. 182
    Prune Faced Murdoch says:

    T’s should, like titties, be in pairs, sorry about that, I was getting all excited just typing the word!

    Now, who shall I put on page 3, oh the power.

  183. 183
    Reality check says:

    The Imaginary cleaner you mean !

  184. 184
    Horny pensioner says:

    Time you went back to the home for the bewildered.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    I am the clunking fister

  186. 186
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Brown’s moral compass always points away from himself.

  187. 187
    Her Majesty says:

    So do I.

    I would have if finely sliced and served to you in dainty sandwiches at my next garden party.

    Bet

  188. 188
    Lottie says:

    What lovely green eyes you have boys.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  189. 189
    A pragmatist says:

    Ten days before they went bust, Broon was praising Lehman Brothers for its ‘inventiveness’. That’s the calibre of the one-eyed Scottish idiot.

  190. 190
    Selohesra says:

    I didn’t wash mine for a month and it started to turn green – hope that helps

  191. 191
    Anonymous says:

    or was it 20m PENNIES

  192. 192
    In The Know says:

    Many politicians have offshore accounts as do many of the UK’s rich and famous. In the book ‘Goldfinder,’ the story of the late Keith Jessop’s discovery and recovery of $100M from Hms Edinburgh in arctic waters; he states that a member of Royalty agreed to liase between the Russian Government and the Foreign Office to smooth things out to help the operation, but insisted that £100K was payed into an offshore account for the service. It goes on, has always gone on, and always will, that is why nothing has even been done about it by any Government, although they all make noises about doing something to stop this tax evasion.

  193. 193
    Trigger says:

    And the moral of this long winded story, is that they are all twats, no matter which party they belong to!

  194. 194
    Chess Playing Pigeons are more entertaining than trolls says:

    It is an impossible equation. The political classes cannot be honest and decent. After all it is ‘politics’ where apparently such things as moral standards do not apply -remember the expenses fiddles. No remorse whatsoever.

    Judged by any decent and honest standards the whole lot are appalling.

  195. 195
    Rinka Scott says:

    This sounds like a job for HMC Investigation Department.

    The only thing is that with a roomful of paperpushers and bits of paper old bagpipes is in his element and has the ability to grind people down.

  196. 196
    Sixupman says:

    “Abbreviated Accounts” are an abomination!

  197. 197
    Eddie says:

    Lets be clear, Gordon Brown chose to set up a Ltd Company. He chose not to make it a charity.

    The conclusion must be that it is not a charity.

    Whether it was the intention or not, the Browns are in the fortunate position of owning a small company, that will hold hundreds of thousands of pounds of money, sheltered from higher rates of tax, and whose shares can be passed to their children free of Inheritance tax.

    In the meantime, as and when required, income and dividends can be drawn from the company in such a way as to minimise tax liabilities. Their children can become employees, and receive an income.

    But it is the ability to pass money through the generations that holds the prospect of saving the Browns the most tax.

    These tax saving vehicles are available to all with large amounts of money, but surely it is hypocritical of the Browns to use them.


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