January 31st, 2013

Flashback: Hodge the Dodge Hypocrisy in Full

Margaret Hodge is currently interrogating the ‘Big 4′ professional services firms at the Public Accounts Committee. The tax avoidance witch hunt moral arbiter says she has evidence that PriceWaterhouseCooper are using a “tax efficient operating model”, where they have set up AOL-style structures in tax havens like Luxembourg. Guido feels it is only fair to remind readers of Hodge the Dodge’s double standards.

All this hasn’t stopped her writing holier-than-thou letters to lefty magazines though…


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  1. 1
    you need to do much better than call me a little Englander says:

    Whilst we’re on the subject of reminding ourselves about Margaret Hodge, let’s not forget about how she covered up the child abuse in the Islington care homes. Come the revolution she’s the first one getting executed, I hope they let me pull the trigger or press the button on this evil bitch

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    This is getting very taxing

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    • 58
      Spartacus says:

      the bbc were fawning all over her on that poxy 7.00 p.m. programme – yes i hit the wrong button

      . . . and the head of the committee here, (we are not worthy madam) along with the other members, has specialist knowledge and briefing making the group sooo suitable for grilling nasty tax avaoiders . . . and swoon – beg to speak maam . . .

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  3. 3
    Lord Stansted says:

    Strange, one never hears about Hodge in this way from the BBC.

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    • 9
      Jen The Blue says:

      Yes, odd that. With the BBC being the world renowned bastion of fair play and unbiased reporting that it is.

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      • 11
        None of the above V2 says:

        I think I heard something on the BBC Radio Rutland 3am nightcrawlers spot

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        • 38
          BBC says:

          We have apologised to Margaret Hodge for that. Move along. Nothing to see here.

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          • UK Labour Party - promoting bile and hypocrisy worldwide says:

            The international stories that Lady Margaret Hodge is the biggest hypocrite in the Labour Party is very much exagerated, and put about by her enemies who are too numerous to count.
            We have substantial hidden talent in this important area of politics.

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  4. 4
    None of the above V2 says:

    Where is all the legal stuff she was going to do to protect her name? Is it under a super injunction?

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  5. 5
    SP4BS says:

    David Beckham. Only signed up for 6 months, so he won’t have to hand over 0.5% of his 135million quid even before he earns a centime.

    Clever lad.

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  6. 6
    pissed off voter says:

    Is there such a thing as an honest politician?

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  7. 7
    Jen The Blue says:

    I’ll say it again. Lefty is hypocrite. No surprise there.

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  8. 8
    Party of Dave (immigration immigration immigration) says:

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  9. 10
    Martin Jarvis says:

    If she voted for Brown’s budgets, she voted for the system that make all these dodges legal.

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  10. 13
    We've cocked up how do I fix it - I know raise a Tax! says:

    Cheeky bastards the lot of ‘em especially the lefties. Avoiding tax is the duty of every citizen, because Jo Public can’t afford nor has the knowledge to do this they always get ripped off. Start at the Political elite and put their own tax affairs in order first then work on the average citizen. Cut out all the rules and make everyone pay a flat rate of 10%. If you can’t keep the country under budget then do to yourselves what you do to us – and stop spending and quit politics for something less ‘taxing”

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  11. 14
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    Is she one of Mr Browns boys?

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  12. 16
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Feckin’ hypocrites – The Cooper-Balls Parasiteship and Hodge the Dodge the Old Codge!!

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    • 18
      albacore says:

      Ho hum. Well, ain’t this just par for the course?
      As a paragon, a three-legged horse
      It’s understood that’s the LibLabCon way
      Don’t do as we do but do as we say

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  13. 19
    Glyn H says:

    Why all the false modesty? She is Lady Hodge is she not?

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    • 23
      Things have gone to pot since Norman StJohn Stevas died says:

      She’s NOT Baroness Hodge…she’s “Dame” Margaret….a DBE is NOT a peerage

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      • 50
        The chorus from South Pacific says:

        She is nothing like a dame, nothing in this world etc

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      • 55
        Glyn H says:

        Actually her husband got a ‘K'; hence she is Lady Hodge but don’t let the facts get in the way of interpreting what you thought I and others had said. She is also an Oppenheimer, steel not diamonds.

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  14. 20
    Jimmy says:

    She got an apology from the torygraph and decided you’re not worth the trouble. Accept it.

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  15. 22
    Unemployed and skint in Birtley Colliery says:

    On the day our Prime Minister is treating himself to a jolly at our expense in Libya what is so wrong with people doing a job efficiently Ms Hodge?

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  16. 24
    Tax Watch says:

    The corporations should tell her and the rest of the ‘moral tax crusaders’ to go take a hike.

    The various loopholes which exist for avoiding tax in EU can be fixed very easily by withdrawing from the EU.

    Lowering corporation tax and simplification of the existing UK tax rules would lessen the incentive for avoidance.

    The simplification in particular is likely all that is required as this would reduce the costs to business of actually reporting it’s tax, which would make the rate more bearable and increase the cost of avoidance.

    Those are the carrots.

    Proper enforcement of tax legislation is the stick.

    All of this moralizing is complete b/s and the woman herself should be fully investigated over her own less than honorable dealings.

    A good reference point is the cover up of child abuse whilst she was in control of Islington council prior to her stint at PWC.

    With the level of corruption which appears to be evident in government at present, all of this talk around tax is a complete waste of public money as nothing will happen purely because the correct fixes would impact the personal interests of those making the ‘decisions’ greatest.

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    Barking Mad says:

    Err Guido.

    Margaret Hodge did not just work for Price Waterhouse, she was a SENIOR CONSULTANT for them between 1992-94 which she had to give up when she became a Barking MP.

    Debretts:

    http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/h/8329/Margaret+Eve.aspx

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  19. 35
    Margaret Agrees with the Tories. says:

    Quality, Equality, Democracy: Improving Public Services

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quality-Equality-Democracy-Improving-Pamphlets/dp/0716305496/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359637845&sr=1-1

    Drawing on her experience as leader of Islington Council, Hodge argues that empowerment must be about decentralization and democratization of public services.

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  20. 40
    Hargaret Modge, Labour MP and Hypocritical serial long term aggressive Tax Avoider + expenses thief says:

    I’ll say she’s Barking alright. Right dog.

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  21. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Her companies do not really avoid tax (any more than most), they are not in the same situation as the people she berates…..however on the surface they look like exactly the same thing and her company’s defence is exactly the same as Starbucks. As a politician the onus is on her to clear her name not us to stop asking questions.

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    • 52
      The Taxman Cometh. says:

      Is that why she has threatened to sue all that try to find the truth about her huge investments?

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  22. 54
    Duyfken says:

    You are being too verbose Guido: “The tax avoidance witch hunt moral arbiter …”.

    This could easily be shortened to “The tax avoidance witch”.

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  23. 56
    MB. says:

    There is a film about Hodge on The One Show tonight. Surprising no mention of the side of her above! She claims in it to have no knowledge about tax which seems odd considering her previous job.

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  24. 57
    george says:

    Thanks for publishing mr number 1’s comment about Ms Hodge aiding and abetting peadophilia in Islington. As a grey-hair, I wanted to add my tuppence on this, but my comment was moderated out of existence. The silly people who rant on your comments section don’t actually know a whole lot. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed that. I hope you don’t read your comments. But if you don’t know M Hodge’s back story, stfu.

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  25. 60
    keredybretsa says:

    This dishonourable lady has core competences in hypocrisy. Although with her background, she will know all about global flexibility to cross over geographical tax boundaries.

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