September 1st, 2014

Chuka Takes Donation From Tax Avoidance Firm

Chuka Umunna has received a £2,500 donation from a firm which advises its clients on how to swerve HMRC rules to help them avoid tax. Signature Tax paid the sum two weeks ago, with the money “received through the Labour Party to support the office of Chuka Umunna”.

According to their website, Signature Tax specialise in “non-DOTAS tax schemes”, structures designed to avoid HMRC’s Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regulations, which require those using tax avoidance schemes to inform the taxman. Accountancy Age explains how non-DOTAS schemes offered by Chuka’s donor bend the rules:

“Some of the (tax avoidance) promoters who used DOTAS numbers as tacit approval from HMRC initially, are now promoting schemes outside the DOTAS system. Some promoters are looking hard at their product lines and designing versions that escape the rules. Those rules have become so prescriptive, advisers say, that the longer they become, the easier they are to find holes in. For example, class action group Rebus claims to know of at least two promoters looking for non-DOTAS versions of old products.”

Signature Tax’s website also offers advice on “off shore” tax arrangements. Chuka has been a staunch opponent of such schemes, famously grilling former Barclay’s boss Bob Diamond over his bank’s offshore subsidiaries and urging him to close them down.

And who can forget when he called “on the chancellor to close in on tax avoidance, close in on tax loopholes and deliver greater tax justice.” Adding that: “It is time to close in on tax avoiders, recoup public money and ensure everyone in society pays their fair share.”

In light of this new information about his donor, will Chuka give the money back to avoid any allegations of massive hypocrisy?


  1. 1
    2-faced hypocrite says:

    I will be keeping the money


    • 2
      Chuka says:

      Fucka off!


    • 23
      Peter Oborne says:

      Why the silence over the assault on George Galloway?

      “There are grounds for assuming that the motive was political, and the assault occurred due to Galloway’s criticism of Israeli actions in the Middle East. The assailant was reportedly shouting comparing Galloway to Hitler, and shouting about the Holocaust.

      There is something very disturbing about the response to this event by the mainstream British political establishment. Mr Galloway has received no public message of sympathy from a single MP from any party – nothing from Speaker Bercow, from the Prime Minister, or from any of the other elected political leader.”


      • 84
        Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

        If you piss on people make sure you take a towel, because if the wind is in the wrong way you can get splash back, the wind gorgeous George divined was blowing in the wrong way, deserved or not, if he comes on my tv I turn to another channel.


      • 86
        idon'tneednodoctor says:

        My opinion is that Galloway is evil and deserves all he gets. It’s strange why anyone would stand up for him.


      • 93
        Sympathy is in short supply says:

        The word on the street is that George has been known to use some ‘robust’ political methods to pursuade people he disagrees with not to stand in his way.


      • 112
        Oh dear what a shame never mind says:

        is it coz he is a odious hunt?


      • 121
        Not Duped says:

        It’s because they all support ZioNAZIsm.


      • 162
        Gary Bloke says:

        Perhaps it’s because he’s a fat and nasty preening cu’nt?


    • 31
      M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

      “tax justice” WTF is that?


    • 48
      The Religion of Peace says:

      The beating was a warning.

      Next time we chop off his head, ISIS style.

      Remember, this is the least, of your worries.

      Vote Lib Lab or Con
      Vote Rotherham
      Vote often
      Vote ISIS



    • 49
      The Religion of Peace says:

      Mosseltoff. Whatever.


    • 51
      Redacted says:

      Calling nurse Allit…


    • 66
      never surrender says:

      the logo is not bad with the nib looking like an “A” but I think it needs a little extra touch to loosen it up a bit, perhaps a short statement hand written above ending at the nib. something like ” grab what you can” or something like that.


    • 116
      The two Muppets says:

      Chuka just being typical Labour , lying hypocritical opportunist .


      • 135
        The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

        labour would not be able to exist if it were not for their massive hypocrisy. It is a pre-requisite of the basis for their politics.


        • 160
          Fuck Labour With Fucking Knobs On says:

          You mean hypocrisy like Wedgie “I’m Deader Than The Social Contract” Benn, Wedgie “No, I’m Not A Boy With A Girl’s Name, But I’ll Do All I Can To Hang On To Every One Of Daddy’s Pennies” Benn, Jr, Harriet “Intellect-Free, Private Inherited Estate-Owning and Pie-Supporting” Harman-Hater, Jack “Personality Bypass” Dromey, Denis “I Pretend I Hate Public Schools But I Sent My Sons To One” Healey, Margaret Millionaire Hodge, Edward Millionaire Militwat, Edward Bully-Boy Car-Damaging Bollocks, Yvette “Don’t Tell Me I Look Like A Little Boy” Cooper, Denis “Expenses” McShane, “Lord” Fat-Arse Secerterry-Shagging Two Bogs Presclott, Tony “Expenses-Shredding” Warmonger Blair and his Devious, Depressed, Acolyte Campbell, Geoff “Tosser For Hire” Hoon – those kinds of hyprocrites?


    • 117
      dai migtily taxed says:

      he needs it to defray his (tax-allowable) expenses


    • 154

      Nothing to see here .
      2.5 grand is chicken feed to a man like Chukky.

      He probably took that from the petty cash as back-pocket holiday money before keaving for his August sojourn in his villa.

      Come back when you are talking real money Gweedes .

      Men like Mr U do not mentally register amounts less than 250 k. as meaningful.


  2. 3
    Hugh Janus says:

    Chukkas Yermunny is a hypocrite of the first order, and returning this money is unlikely to dent such a richly-deserved reputation.


  3. 4
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Must be Gordon’s revenge.


  4. 5
    Chuka Obama says:

    It was all within the ruler


  5. 6
    Oh, really? says:

    Will nobody think of the tax dodgers? Clearly, Labour does. What a hoot!


  6. 7
    • 27
      Norm Normal says:

      Pointless smear poll from Liebour troll. The PM has no influence or oversight of this legal process. The Judiciary and police are independent.

      Try asking the Chief Huntstubble of Hampshire police and the NHS Stazi.

      Will you be expecting the PM to apologise for bad weather and flu this winter as well?


      • 81
        Anonymous says:

        He could, if he was remotely serious about EU renegotiations, use this as an example of Brussels-imposed regulations that Britain should refuse to accept.

        But then, we all know there won’t be serious negotiations, and therefore no meaningful referendum.


        • 94
          Norm Normal says:

          Politicians as part of their independence from the judiciary are unable to comment either way on ongoing investigations and cases and get into serious hot water when they do. So no he couldn’t at present comment but could do so much later.

          I wish fuckwit keyboard warriors would find out how things work and who is responsible for what before making illogical and unsubstantiated retorts.

          Those who say they want to change things just look like incompetent loons, otherwise.


          • Norm Abnormal says:

            OH PISS OFF

            Cameron has commented you mong. He has come down on the parents side.


          • Vote UKIP says:

            The issuing of an EAW is not an judicial act. If only it were – there would then be some sort of an evidence base required for these stupid and oppressive documents.


          • Vote UKIP says:

            Cameron has now finally commented, true – offering crocodile tears of sympathy, but the parents have now been sent to prison in Spain. What a fucking fiasco.


          • Norm Normal says:

            An expression of sympathy is as far as the PM is able to go.

            Contrary to what mr ‘Vote UKIP’ says above. An EAW is issued by a Judge after a review by the CPS, following a request by police.

            Look it up on Wikipedia, don’t take my word for it ROFL.


          • The Establishment is infested with Nonces says:

            Norm, how come a EAW can be issued at all when no crime has been committed? What crime, specifically, were they arrested for? Which statute had they breached? Surely the CPS and the Judge would need that information to act, if you were right?

            That family have committed no crime, other that to refuse to buckle under and sacrifice their child to a slow death in the NHS, and instead look elsewhere for a treatment which might work.

            They did not buckle to the arrogance of the specialist who refused to even speak to the parents, and who then threatened to have their child taken into care if the parents dared to want their child actually to receive a treatment that might work, instead of no treatment at all.

            Clearly if an EAW can be issued and acted upon when NO CRIME has even happened? Everything you said above is rubbish and UKIP are correct.


          • Norm Normal says:

            That is the procedure, are you saying the Police issued an EAW on their own and circumvented the law?

            If that were the casevthe the Kings would already be free. The court in Spain would have dismissed the request because the document wouldn’t have the correct signatures.


      • 83
        Paperknife says:

        The PM is in charge.

        He is a supporter of the EU.

        He extolls the NHS at every opportunity. He doesn’t place enough emphasis on the rule of law, the rights of citizens or the mediocre quality of care provided on the NHS (provided they carry on spending their ‘ringfenced’ budget and provide him with opportunities to roll up his sleeves and have his picture taken when he wants votes).


    • 32
      Somebody with an IQ above 125 says:


      Fuck off!


  7. 8
    Guy News Room says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Owen Jones’s office are telling us that Opal Fruits are now called Starburst. Sensational stuff, if true.


  8. 9
    bergen says:

    He obviously fancies himself as an heir to Blair but he hasn’t the front to get away with it . Epic fail.


  9. 10

    This should speak volumes:

    Europe’s line is hardening also:

    M’erkel has stated in Berlin today that:

    “Accepting Russia’s behaviour is not an option. And therefore it was necessary to prepare further sanctions.”

    M’ogherini, in C’orriere d’ella S’era today: “At the moment, the K’remlin is acting against the interests of its people.”

    Reports that Russian forces have stormed Lugansk airport today – Russia will need this base in order to launch air strikes in the region. Ukraine forces have tactically retreated after destroying a large amount of Russian armour.

    DNR / LNR are trying to approach K’iev with a negotiated peace deal – that would constitute P’utin’s frozen conflict strategy.

    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 19
      Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg says:

      Ve vill conquer Europe vonce again!!!!!


    • 21
      táxpáyér says:

      The truth
      “At the moment, the EUSSR is acting against the interests of its people.”


      • 29

        EU believes it is acting in the peoples best interests.

        Provided it has been privately doing the right thing all is good.

        Russia, by putting its food security alone at risk with its actions alone, is demonstrably not acting in the best interests of her people.

        Vote UKIP :-D


        • 37
          never surrender says:

          and there’s me thinking that Ukraine is the bread basket of Europe


        • 92
          Anonymous says:

          well thats OK then…perhaps we should have a vote on it. Oh I think I see a slight EU Problem


        • 127
          táxpáyér says:

          EU believes it is acting in the peoples best interests.

          You also believe in unicorns?

          Putin believes it is acting in the peoples best interests.

          and from experience he probably is.


  10. 11
    Anonymous says:



  11. 12
    Anonymous says:



    • 18
      Seek and thee shall find says:

      Any town or city with a medium/large Muslim community living in it needs looking at.
      Especially if it is run by Labour and its chief Constable is common purpose.


  12. 13
    Halal Pork Pie says:

    Stop being WAYCIIIIST!!!!


  13. 14
    carlo gambino says:

    BBC, ‘the world’s most trusted news organisation’ (cf Helen Boaden,) with their 5,000 expensive and publicly-pursed journalists are all over this like a rash.

    Only joking – they’re all too busy reading their twitter feeds for their,

    ‘the BBC has learned…’



  14. 15
    Observation Pedant says:

    That cannot be right. Labour were accusing the Tories of engaging in this but its actually their own people after all?


  15. 16
    Word of the day says:



  16. 17
    nell says:

    can’t you just hear chuckusyamoney saying ‘what’s £2500? , it’s mere peanuts , it won’t even buy me a new suit!’


  17. 20

    British Obama Lama Ding Dong?


  18. 22
    Dougie Carswell says:

    Nick Clegg wants you to hug a returning jihadi.


    • 64
      carlo gambino says:

      I’ve lost track of Thick Clegg.

      Does the coalition still give him all the nice/ here’s-free-money type announcements to make so the Cleggmaniacs will start to love him again?


    • 143
      RichUpNorth says:

      I’ll wait until Cleggy hugs one first. Preferably one wearing an explosive waiscoat.


  19. 24

    Some interesting statements on Russia’s National Wealth spending plans:

    One can credibly read the statements as indicating that the NWF can be tapped for expansionist operations – ie. War chest is open – but for support of domestic government spending loans it is now closed.

    Vote UKIP :-D


  20. 26
    Anonymous says:



  21. 28
    Owen Jones says:

    Chuka for future PM. He is the man of the people.


    • 38
      C.Umunna says:

      Owen, you my man, you can even call me “Harrison”! I have a special place for you, all else is white trash.


    • 144
      RichUpNorth says:

      Let Chukka Umma be the man of HIS people. I’m not one of his people. I’m neithet a lefty or a da…..


  22. 34
    bob says:

    not named “Chukkas Your Money” by mistake then


  23. 35
    Anonymous says:


    What did Warsi know,did she get wind of the Rotherham report?
    She sat in on Labour Government Cabinet regularly.


  24. 36
    cured lefty says:

    Show some sympathy for all those involved in child protection
    all that shit running down their trembling legs
    grassing each other up to avoid blame !


  25. 40

    The S’upreme I’mbecile has been banned from the duty free shop in V’ladivostok airport:

    IMHO: Top trolling from Russia – But – Is Dave Bovvered ?

    Vote UKIP :-D


  26. 43
    Word of the day says:



  27. 44
    Anonymous says:


    Looks like Ed Miliband is still on holiday. He didn’t bother with Rotherham apart from some press release to a local paper. Disgusting individual.


  28. 45
    idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Ummuna is so TRASH


  29. 46
    Ed Balds Mafiosa Mates says:

    You don’t wanna chukka youmoneya baht when you canna stasha it offa da shures innit?


  30. 53
    Dr Quack says:

    I’ve just spent two hours researching on the internet. I now consider myself a qualified brain surgeon!

    Any takers?


  31. 54
    Denis MacShane says:

    If only Chuka had adopted a fake Anglo-Saxon sounding name like me!


  32. 56
    What's the problem? says:

    He’s only implementing the shit-over-everyone-else-and-fuck-the-poor-and-destroy-the-nation approach adopted by Thatcher, which Greedo is so keen to advance for the benefit of himself and his rich friends.


    • 67
      ? says:

      What’s the problem? The hypocrisy perhaps?


    • 69
      Norm Normal says:

      Where do you think the money that funded the Blair years came from? Thatcher policies made it all, Labour flushed it down the pan and didn’t bother replacing it.


      • 146
        Anonymous says:

        That money came from north sea oil and your ugly wet dream used it to pay for the unemployment she created.

        Once we’re rid of the scotch you will not have their MPs to protect you. Revenge will be sweet, but not for you shitheads.


    • 71
      carlo gambino says:

      Hey, kid, what’s da matter?

      We not giving you enough of our hard-earned money?

      Your Sky Premium sub up for renewal then?


    • 76
      Pay unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's says:

      Load of Bollocks. Tax avoidance has been big business since tax was invented…Even Jesus said it was wrong.

      What this post is about is the Hypocrisy of Chuka Umunna who practices tax avoidance in his professional and private life but in public preaches against it.


  33. 58

    Become an MP! Benefit from special exemptions that were inserted into the Taxes Acts by MPs, for MPs.


  34. 60
    Joyce Thacker says:

    We have removed children from an evil UKIP voting couple and put them in a loving environment with Mr Iqbal and his 13 cousins. They will ensure the children get a well rounded and diverse upbringing.


  35. 63
    Carmen Porpoise says:

    Perfectly consistent with Labour’s main mantra:-

    “Do as we say not as we do”

    Their many online activists, agents of influence, suborned agencies and quangos have endorsed it.


  36. 65
    George "Jaw Jaw " Galloway says:

    READ: Hamas bastard terrorists admit to using civilian buildings as cover for their military activity.


    • 70
      Owen Jones says:

      Human rights, Oslo accords, Geneva Conventions mean absolutely nothing to Hamas scumbags and its supporters


    • 110
      Not Duped says:

      Sure Shlomo, quote the blog of the stinky ZioNAZI Sturmtruppen who commit all the war crimes.


      • 114
        Not Duped says:

        Yes, the Palestinians should really have a proper professional military to defend them against all the stinky ZioNAZI land thieves who keep attacking them.


  37. 68

    Sky reporting Ashya was made a ward of Portsmouth court on Friday.

    so the state has seized the child and assumed role of parent and guardian for him.



    • 96
      Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

      So human rights laws are a waste of time then, the family is getting destroyed just to keep plod and the NHS in PR tv time.


    • 97
      Anonymous says:

      why was this not done in the case of the McCanns? If anything they were worse in my view.


      • 113
        Anom says:

        It’s not a case of worse, it was totally different circumstances. In the McCann case the Tapas 6 went out every night leaving their children alone in holiday apartments. The McCanns specifically left two baby twins and Madeleine alone. The King family have not neglected their family at all.

        And yes there would have been a good case for making the McCann twins wards of court but political suicide for Gordon


      • 118
        Sendo says:

        But they are considered “intelligent” middle class.


  38. 73
    Anonymous says:

    In other news today (Guardian of all places):

    Plebgate officer sent text saying she could “topple” Tory government.

    Why didn’t she just leave it to UKIP ?


  39. 75
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    £2500, hell that will only just be enough for chukky butty to get his hair cut, what about the price for materials to preen himself as well.


  40. 78
    Jack Ketch says:

    May I offer, for your consideration, a new “ism”. Thackerism–after the famous Joyce.
    The politically motivated interfering in other people’s affairs.
    Victims can be described as “Thackered”


    • 101
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Could be the new Right Thinking mantra. For when some terrible event has befallen the nation.

      “Its all Facker’s fault, innit? Facker dun it.”


      • 109
        Quiet about Blair and Brown says:

        l believe the Posh labour goons pronounce if Fatcher! with a bit of spittle thrown out of the mouth during the last syllable.


  41. 79

    L’ibya – the gift that keeps on giving:

    – Comprehensively beat common purpose international though.

    Vote UKIP :-D


  42. 80
    A suggestion says:

    Only 76 comments in and the system has gone up the bollocks.
    Please GF drop the ‘like’ function which nobody uses it might help things a bit.


    • 89
      Mod Nandy says:

      It’s because someone must have posted a racist or h’omophobic comment (probably in relation to the Galloway post). Once the post is deleted, all the replies fall to the bottom.


    • 133
      Geedo's Facebook Page Twat says:



  43. 82
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    £2,500, suit you Sir!.


  44. 91
    Bill Quango MP says:

    “Any sign , number one?”

    “Erm..No sir..Seems to have completely disappeared into the fog.”

    “Well, make sure the lookouts keep a sharp watch..if ‘The Bercow’ makes a run for it we want to be on him, fast.”

    ” very good sir? – crosshairs on sight, sir?”

    “yes number one..crosshairs on sight.”


  45. 98
    Anonymous says:

    Oh Chuckie what have you gone and done this time?


  46. 99
    Herr Hilter says:

    Epetition on Sean Wright South Yorks police commissioner being removed is ruled out of order by 10 Downing Street


  47. 104


    “If I want, I take Kiev in two weeks.” – P’utin in La Republicca.

    Vote UKIP :-D

    Liked by 1 person

  48. 106
    Plod stood outside says:

    Any truth in the latest Millsgate rumor that Julian Assange and Squeaker Bercow are exchanging places.


  49. 108

    ‘Chilli’, also known as ‘The Niceman’ is believed to have been knocked into the long grass some 12,000 years ago. He was clutching a bundle of birch-bark leaves bearing primitive writing, which archaeologists believe was some kind of ‘Report’, probably of ritual significance. Another theory is that ‘Chilli’ was a kind of scapegoat, who was daubed with whitewash before being left out in the cold.


  50. 125
    UKIP: You've got Email! says:


  51. 126
    Chuka NObama says:

    (1) Embarrassment for rising star of Labour and betting shop critic Chuka Umunna after he accepts £20,000 gift from gambling executive (The Independent, Tuesday 06 August 2013).

    (2) Labour MP’s ‘hypocrisy’ on interns: Chuka Umunna employed unpaid staff while campaigning for fairer salaries (Daily Mail, 4 November 2013).

    “MP accused of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ after campaigning for higher wages”.

    (3)Labour MP Chuka Umunna apologises for comments on elite social network saying London’s nightclubs are ‘full of trash’ (The Independent, Friday 05 April 2013).

    (4) Revealed: Chuka Umunna’s £1m ‘White House’ in Ibiza (London Loves Business, 12 April 2013).


  52. 138
    All moderators are retards says:

    They are you know!


  53. 145
    Labour supporter says:

    Right wingers. Please listen

    I have just been to Scotland, and Scottish people are considering voting no BECAUSE OF UKIP. They are scared of their extreme English nationalism. Please can you UKIP and right wing tories shut up for the next three weeks, so we the NO side can win. I want the No side to win. I do not want a civil war in Scotland or a war between Scotland and England.
    Message to UKIPERS and right wing tories keep stoom for the next 3 weeks to keep our country together. You lot are scaring the Scots into breaking up the union.
    Everytime you go on about Europe and hate the NHS it scares more votes to the Yes side. Please shut up for the next three weeks. Is that too much to ask.


  54. 150
    Labour Party Central Orifice says:

    Do as we say, not as we do.

    Do you never learn?


  55. 151
    Irate Gershwin says:

    I say tomato, you say shlomo
    I say marzipan, you say shlomo
    tomato, shlomo
    marzipan, shlomo
    let’s call the whole thing retarded.


  56. 161
  57. 164
    Anonymous says:

    “Chuka Takes Donation From Tax Avoidance Firm”
    Here’s some for free. Make firms get clearance for their scheme before they use them.


  58. 165
    Nikole says:

    Peculiar article, exactly what I was looking for.

    Stop by my web blog …, Nikole,


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