September 2nd, 2014

Chuka’s Taxing Spin

Chuka Umunna is spinning hard in the Times this morning over Guido’s revelations about his tax avoidance adviser donor. A spokesman for two-faced Chuka says with a straight face:

“There’s no link [between Mr Umunna and Signature Tax]; there are Labour supporters in all walks of life who share the values of the party and donations do not influence policy. The donation has been made and declared in the normal way, in accordance with the rules.”

“No link between Mr Umunna and Signature Tax”, apart from the £2,500 they gave him. Chuka’s spinner says of the donor: “there are Labour supporters in all walks of life who share the values of the party”, Guido wonders if this refers to their penchant for offshore tax arrangements.

Incidentally, Signature Tax itself has a rather odd whiff about it too. No one answers when you call their phone number and their website could have been designed in five minutes by anyone with a laptop. Yet they found £2,500 to bung to Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary…


135 Comments

  1. 1
  2. 2
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Hope he’s not taking money off money launderers. As an MP he should be whiter than white.

  3. 3
    Peter Grimes says:

    Presumably we will have no more bollox spouted by Chucky in the future about Tories’ tax avoidance.

    On the other hand, chickens might fly and just when did reservations about their own hypocrisy enter into a ZaNuLaB apparatchik’s vocabulary?

  4. 4
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Well?

  5. 5
    nell says:

    ‘a rather odd whiff about it ‘ – that says everything there is to say about labour and its dodgy pals

  6. 6
    Peter Grimes says:

    Far too enigmatic, Pussy, and the speed of posting deceives the eye!

  7. 7
    dai migtily taxed says:

    who owns this business & how much tax did it pay last year?

  8. 8
    Toxic Labour for Parasites, bring back the workhouses. says:

    Labour also has an odd whiff about it. The whiff of incompetence, scroungers, corruption, abuse of minors and too many other negative things to mention.

  9. 9
    The Cheeky Scouser says:

  10. 10
    BBC Thought Police says:

    Racist.

  11. 11
    bergen says:

    I suspect that Guido’s off his Christmas card list. Great spot.

  12. 12
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    Signature Tax is a one man band accountancy owned by one Mr Ebrahem Sidat who is 30 years old and has run this little company for less than two years.

    Mr Ebrahim Sidat was born in May 1984 and his first directorship was in 2011 at Ams Accountants Medical Ltd. His most recent directorship is with Ams Accountants Group Ltd where he hold the position of “Director”. This company has been around since 01 May 2014. Ebrahim has held 11 directorships, 8 of which are currently active, and 3 are no longer active.

    Two and a half grand to a future leader might just help get his little outfit off the ground.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    The website says “Charteed Tax Advisers”. This means that the people who run the firm should be members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation – a professional body of the highest integrity. Perhaps their membership records would help, if you can find out the names of the people (Companies House?), or if you can search their records by name of firm or by location.

  14. 14
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Is that one of those cochlear implants?

  15. 15
    Dougie Carswell says:

    After Rotherham, anybody who claims to support Political Correctness can be viewed as a p*edophile apologetic – i think we can all agree?

  16. 16

    The infinitesimal calculus takes no time. :-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

  17. 17
    stun() says:

    A rabbit caught in the headlights, maybe.

  18. 18

    I was summarising.

    Working from the collected thoughts of Chuka Umanna.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  19. 19
  20. 20
    Grimsby Docks says:

    All smells a bit fishy.

  21. 21

    According to Companies House, the sole director of Signature Tax is a gentleman called Ebrahim Sidat, born on 10 May 1984. There is a record on the Web of his meeting our esteemed Deputy Prime Minister, on the grounds of being a Muslim Entrepreneur. Signature Tax was formerly had its registered office in Blackburn.

  22. 22
    For the twittery people says:

    Surely given that he spends his life recording his daily activities on twitter, there’s a lovely photo of the British Obama and this kind donor

  23. 23
    inside out says:

    Someone should ask Chukka and Milliband whether they benefit from income from discretionary trusts.

  24. 24
    Mornington Crescent says:

    According to Companies’ House, the company was only incorporated in November 2012.

    You’d think a young business would have better things to do with its cash than giving it to political parties.

  25. 25

    Meanwhile…

    Vote UKIP :-D

  26. 26
    never surrender says:

    do you mean that is like a bribe ?

  27. 27
    Nigel says:

    Which MP from which political party will be the first to start name WESTMINSTER P*EDOPHILES? They will win the GE in 2015

  28. 28
    Dot Cotton recommended by Daz says:

    Mr Papadopoulos is my boss not Chukas Urmoney

  29. 29
    Norm Normal says:

    SkySports? What kind of sporting event is that!?

  30. 30

    It “will prevent anti-government, acts of provocation on the part of non-system opposition to overthrow the constitutional order.”

    Will that include Ukraine, I wonder?

    Vote UKIP, they will in Clacton! :-D

  31. 31

    Cr!mea for sure, and whatever is brought under Russian control in U’kraine.

    It is all Russian regions. Mull.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  32. 32
    Norm Normal says:

    It’ll be some labour twat who is biding his time and has designs on a future career in politics.

    Perhaps his name will be put forward when it’s time to nominate candidates somewhere?

  33. 33
  34. 34
    Norm Normal says:

    Remember the name. It will probably appear on a shortlist sometime! ;)

  35. 35
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    As time goes by Chuka is going to cause a lot of embarrassment to Labour. Entertaining for us, but if they’ve got any sense…

  36. 36
    Jack Ketch says:

    “Chuka Umunna is spinning hard in the Times this morning ”

    There is a difference between “Spinning”, i.e. Interpreting facts in the best possible light and LYING!

  37. 37
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Where’s the selfie of Chukka with his tax avoidance forms?

  38. 38
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    What else are political donations but given in the hope that the politician would return the favour? If you wanted to help the lot of your fellow man there are far more effective ways of doing so than slipping Chuka Umunna a few quid.

  39. 39
    funny money says:

    A Mr Ebrahim Sidat in Manchester. No other directors. Incorporated in November 2012. Company has about £70k in cash, total liabilities of £80,324. Unfortunately I can’t see their (his!) full annual return.

  40. 40
    Norm Normal says:

    After the new Iron Curtains are in place, will the Anti-Maidans be known as Iron-Maidans?

  41. 41

    Look into those eyes – they are clearly saying “Where the white women at?”

  42. 42

    Re-assuring at least Russia is ‘thinking’ about this aspect of doctrine…

    Vote UKIP :-D

  43. 43
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    So Putin’s afraid of Orange revolutions at home while he has the army occupied elsewhere?

  44. 44
    Norm Normal says:

    A newer labour QUANGO may need a creative account in the future?

  45. 45

    That sort of comment could get one spiked.

    A valid libertarian question: Which causes more harm ?

    i) State repression of political thought, as enforced by antimaydannyh squads

    or

    ii) Labour mandated child r’ape, as practised in R’otherham and other towns in the UK.

    Labour would try to use the just arguments against antimaydannyh in order to justify their continued existence and the r’ape.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  46. 46
    Dougie Carswell says:

    According to Nick “fuckwit”Clegg “We cannot stop ISIS fighters returning to UK if they have a UK passport”

  47. 47
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Guido is right about Signature Tax. Go to their website, click on ‘News’ – nothing. Click on ‘Events’ – nothing. Reminds me of McShane’s garage – sorry, taxpayer funded office.

  48. 48
    Norm Normal says:

    It’s been the fear of dictators since Roman times.

    War also keeps the minds of the plebs focused so there isn’t any thought of revolt.

    Anyone who does is working for the enemy, of course. :D

    100 years almost since 1917 and the average Russian is still as thick and as malleable as ever.

  49. 49
    Banned says:

    It looks like it was being filmed oop north where everyone is a working class chav scumbag.

  50. 50
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    The silence over the attack by a Zi*nist on that lowlife toerag George Galloway is more eloquent than words could express.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    #LabourReignOfTerror #LabourCSAparty

  52. 52

    Land of confusion…

    Vote UKIP :-D

  53. 53
    Streatham Commoner says:

    “No link between Mr Umunna and Signature Tax” – doesn’t this make it worse? This obvious lie raises more questions than it answers. Why would they bung him a wedge of cash, then? There must be some reason – what is Chuka hiding?

  54. 54
    Nicholarse Clegg-Tosser says:

    Unlike James Foley, they have ‘uman rights.

  55. 55
    Peter Grimes says:

    The misspelling is just close enough to the professional title to fool the illiterate fuckwits who comprise his clientele (ethnic?)and get him off passing-off accusations.

  56. 56
    albacore says:

    Rotherham, by itself, has killed stone-dead
    The multicultural crap we were fed
    If you still cling on to credence in it
    Parliament could sell you any old shit
    Though you might just care to ponder upon
    Why Dave’s silence rolls on. And on. And on

  57. 57
    never surrender says:

    do you mean to say that someone might get a contract from government not because they were the best bid but because they had bunged a politician a few quid ? That can’t be right.

  58. 58
    Norm Normal says:

    Tenuous link? Rotherham is just New Labour cover-your-mistakeski.

    Real oppression is when some drunk Marxist oik shoves an AK-47 in your face as part of a normal traffic stop and it’s considered normal.

    Or when you notice the local party official having sex with your daughter/wife when you return home and you go back out to give him time to finish what he is doing.

    It will soon be happening in Russia again.

  59. 59
    Norm Normal says:

    Nylon fashions give it away don’t they :(

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Farewell to South Yorkshire police chief.

    A retirement dinner organised by the Sheffield Pakistani Muslim Centre in honour of South Yorks Police Deputy Chief Constable Bob Dyson,with speeches in his honour from present and former colleagues. pictured is Bob & his wife Sue with Sarwar Awan from the Centre along with speakers BR LtoR.Paul Broadbent (Now Ass Chief Constable Notts Police),Michael Hedges(Former Chief Constable),David Crompton(Present Chief Constable),Martin Davies(Former Deputy Chief Constable),His Honour Judge Michael Murphy QC.

    http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/farewell-to-south-yorkshire-police-chief-1-5056126

  61. 61
  62. 62
    Hobo humping Solbo babe says:

    Margret Hodge has to get her tax advice from somewhere, those steel profits don’t hide themselves you know

  63. 63
    Baron John (Jacky) Arbuthnot Fisher says:

    It’s most likely a shell for channeling finance to Labour MP’s. They have many dodgy forms of laundering money, often tax payer money into their campaign outfits. There will be more to this.

  64. 64
    inside out says:

    Surely as most of these fighters are first generation Bangladeshi or Pakistan British they are eligible to a passport from those countries.If so they are dual national,and as such we could cancel the British passport and leave to migrate from whence their parents came. As the Government is always saying a passport a concession not a right.

  65. 65

    This could get interesting:

    Vote UKIP :-D

  66. 66
    inside out says:

    Has Ed Miliband commented about Rotherham yet?

  67. 67
    Baron John (Jacky) Arbuthnot Fisher says:

    This is a shell for channeling (laundering) finance into Labour MP’s coffers. They have been doing it for years, and it’s more often than not tax payers money. (Modernisation Fund etc)

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Oh muckie Chuckie.

  69. 69
    inside out says:

    I thought all politicians lied.Spinning is just a PC way of interpreting that fact.

  70. 70
    Chuka NObama says:

  71. 71
    Chuka NObama 2 says:

    Since Chuka is half Nigerian, he should learn how to fight and watch this clip below.

  72. 72
    Chuka NObama 3 says:

  73. 73
    Chuka NObama 4 says:

  74. 74
    Baron John (Jacky) Arbuthnot Fisher says:

    This fool has been a director of many operations, and all have been channeling (laundering) finance for the Labour Party. The spelling mistakes allude to the true nature of incompetence so often attached to the amateur Labourites.

  75. 75
    Chuka Puffs 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).

  76. 76
    Maimed Codger says:

    Would you buy a car from this person, for that matter, would you buy anything else ??

  77. 77
    Norm Normal says:

    Clegg isn’t a fuckwit on this. New Labour signed us up to all the EU and UN Human Rights agreements against making people stateless. It sounded good at the time, now terrorists use it against us.

    Some areas of democracy introduce inherent weakness in government which can be exploited. The drooling left with their quasi-religious adherence to dogma will only realise it when some jihadi throws a grenade through their window.

    We are in 1938 appeasement times. The enemy know it and are laughing up their sleeves.

  78. 78
    Chuka Fail says:

    Chuka Umunna’s Voting Record:

    Voted for equal gay rights
    Voted for allowing marriage between two people of same sex
    Voted for more EU integration
    Voted against a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU
    Voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

    Voted against raising the threshold (personal allowance) at which people start to pay income tax

    Voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax
    Voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance

    Voted against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patients

    Voted against greater autonomy for schools
    Voted against academy schools
    Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
    Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons
    Voted against local councils keeping money raised from taxes on business premises in their areas

    Has never voted on transferring more powers to the Welsh Assembly

    Voted against transferring more powers to the Scottish Parliament
    Voted for greater regulation of gambling
    Voted against capping civil service redundancy payments

  79. 79
    Chuka Fail 2 says:

    Source: ‘TheyWorkForYou’ website

  80. 80
    still walking into darkness says:

    not like the average British person. They are not malleable in any sense are they. You wouldn’t catch any of us sleepwalking into having our country dominated and ruled over my muslim r’apists and worse, or bent politicians acting in their own interests versus their electorate.
    At least UKIP is waking us up.

  81. 81
    Joyce 'Traitor' Thacker says:

  82. 82

    Would suggest R’otherham child r’ape policies were an insidious form of oppression – more terrorism.

    The damage inflicted is long term.

    There is no Labour mistake in R’otherham – They planned for that to happen and executed policy to perfection.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  83. 83
    Polly's Love Child says:

    According to Company Check he is director of

    TD Accountants Ltd
    Shariah Den Ltd
    Signature Tax Ltd
    AMS Accountants SBU Ltd
    AMS JV Ltd
    AMS Accountants Ltd
    AMS Accountants Corporate Finance Ltd

    He used to be director of

    AMS Accountants Corporate Ltd
    AMS Accountants Medical Ltd

    Seems all legit and above board, to me !!!!

  84. 84
    inside out says:

    Future leader,not a chance.Who in their right mind would vote for that egotistical pratt.

  85. 85

    Meant in the above that child r’ape policies in R’otherham are a form of oppression.

    Easy to forget that it is still going on.

    How many kids were r’aped there last night ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

  86. 86
    still walking into darkness says:

    someone remind me what the Romans used to do to people who abused the State and those that tried to bribe public officials. I think that covers the not as smooth as he thinks he is Chuka, and this imam or whatever he is making the £2.5k contributions

  87. 87
    Jezza Paxo Ltd says:

    Signature Tax are based in Manchester, so they are probably the BBC’s chief supplier of tax dodging schemes for all their “freelance” staff.

  88. 88
    albacore says:

    I said Parliament. It don’t matter a jot
    What crap we get fed by any of that lot
    Or not, if they’re feeling a bit too much heat
    But it’s Cameron, now, that’s in the hot seat

  89. 89
    idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Ummuna speaks, he lies.

  90. 90
    Agreed Cleggs a tosser says:

    Also unlike the King family

  91. 91
    Chuckone Onesmunny says:

    There are tax dodgers in all walks of life who share the values of the Labour party.

  92. 92
    Sky Sports News for Chavs says:

  93. 93
    Agreed Cleggs a tosser2 says:

    or the young girls and their families in Rotherham

  94. 94
    Sky Sports News for Chavs 2 says:

  95. 95
    should be looking at prison time says:

    Almost ever Con in prison says its not their fault and they are innocent

  96. 96
    ooh err says:

    Just a quick jaunt over the pennines to Rotherham, less than 1.5 hours by train.

  97. 97
    Sky Sports News for Chavs 3 says:

  98. 98
    Maimed Codger says:

    Scotland is going to vote YES… on the plus side, postage stamps will go down in price as the reason for the last increase was to maintain daily delivery to all parts of the UK, without far flung and remote Scotland Post Office delivery costs will be reduced….. let them pay their own Pensions, with an aging population we will be well rid… as with their Health Service, let them pay, wonder if they will have the same buying power on their own… on the down side… well there isn’t one…no Nuclear means Jobs for England, disband Scots Regiments.. create more here.. when the exchange rate is crap, they will be moaning about the cost of an English Mortgage… my big fear is that when the Socialist / Communists have screwed everything up, there will be another vote to let them back in…

  99. 99
    The BBC says:

    No such thing happened.
    Pay your licence fee.

    You want us to issue a European Arrest Warrant, do you?

  100. 100
    AJC says:

    Signature Tax advertises itself as being “Chartered Tax Advisers”.

    Isn’t that claim rather different from an individual claiming to be a Chartered Tax Adviser? Is that a valid claim?

    Surely the Chartered Institute of Taxation should have something to say about it?

  101. 101
    Uncle Sam says:

    Dead men don’t need passports.

    – Abraham Lincoln, Getteesberk address, 1623 hrs

  102. 102
    Judge Dredd says:

    And the use of the word “Islamophobia” gets you 10 years in prison, no questions asked.

  103. 103
    cynic says:

    The website is registered to an Adam Sidat in Blackburn who appears to perhaps just run a web company that set it up

    There is a limited company called signature tax formed at the end of 2012 but it is tiny with net assets of just £50k – yet flush enough and well connected enough to bung Chuka some cash????

    Interesting

    Their website blub below is really calculated to pull the punters in

    Developing the right tax solution is paramount, and can only be achieved if both the client’s current needs and future aims are identified. Using our specialist tax knowledge, the two are armed together and a tailored tax solution is engineered despite all the hurdles faced before reaching the solution which is 100% suitable for the client and not just an off the shelf product.

  104. 104
    Javed Khan (Bernardos) refused to back calls for officials to be sacked says:

  105. 105
    UK COLUMN NEWS Wednesday 27aug2014 says:

    25:00 (Rotherham Scandal):

  106. 106
    AJC says:

    Par for the course. Semi-literate. What about numeracy?

  107. 107
    Self Employed says:

    http://www.ams-accountancy.co.uk
    AMS are Chartered Accountants providing tailored services for Freelance
    Contractors and small Limited Companies.

  108. 108
    Word of the day says:

    Bent

  109. 109
    Ed Miliband rides horse cock says:

    yes he loves all northern towns as they are full of poor people who vote labour, (and peados)

  110. 110
    Ed Miliband rides horse cock says:

    J Khan is bent

  111. 111
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Embarrased, Labour, about anything?
    Heaven Forfend.

  112. 112
    Welcome home from Nick says:

    Can’t you just imagine a whole battalion of IS terrorists queuing at UK border control handing over their passports, and returning home in a fleet of Toyotas.

  113. 113
    David Millipede says:

    Unfortunately, how many sharp-suited shiny-faced black people do we have? David Lammy is a joke, and remember the debacle of my having to nominate a token candidate against myself in the Labour Leadership contest, and having noone better than Dianne Abbott?

  114. 114
    Silly Bercow says:

    I was spinning hard on the Tims this morning.
    Well the first one said his name was Tim but after that it’s a bit of a blur.

    Thanks to the Westminster street cleaning department again BTW. THose guys are the unsung heroes the way they pick you up, dust you off and help you into a taxi at five oclock in the morning.

  115. 115
    Father Ted says:

    The money is just resting in my account.

  116. 116
    inside out says:

    Comes from Blackburn,what do you expect,but I bet his Urdu is good.

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Black people are filth.

  118. 118

    Chuk us Yer Mamma.

    Go on. She s rich enough for both of us …..

  119. 119

    Whiter than White ?

    Proceed down the corridor , up first stairs on left , turn right . Door marked
    ” Procol Harum”

  120. 120

    What about EBT s

    ( Employment Benefit Trusts) ??

  121. 121

    You mean hoist with their own ” petarde” Nell ?

    ( or in Millie’s case hoist with their own “retard”)

  122. 122

    When s he expecting to finalise his Directorship to :

    AMS Accountants (Turks and Caicos ) S.A ?

    ( anyway what significance do the initials AMS have in his llife?

    These are the three letters of many of the respected Lord Sugar s companies e g Amstrad and denote the full birth name if said Lordship.
    Surely no relational connection ??)

  123. 123

    Talking if future Leaders ;

    Afriye s gone quiet.

    Has he lost interest and reverted to making more millions ?

  124. 124

    …. or as they say in Rotherham cock in your ear transplants.

  125. 125

    SERIOUS QUESTION

    What s the difference pkease between
    a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Certified Public Accountsnt ( CPA)

    I realise the former has a Royal Charter under which it operates .
    Does that mean if the CA gets caught falsifying etc for his clients he gets more clink time than a CPA ??

  126. 126

    Shariah Den ?

    Is that the Halal version if Drzgon s Den ?

  127. 127

    Site s too damn sensitive today Guido Team.

    Sending automatically without allowing spellcheck .

    Slow it down marginally — but not too much.

  128. 128

    21.30 tonight ” The Prisoner ” . Highly ironic .

    ” You Are Poroshenko …Number Six….

    I am Putin …..Number One “

  129. 129

    Norm Normal 11.33am

    Been happening for some few years in Rotherham n’est pas ?

  130. 130

    Yeah but Eddie Teddy Boy .

    Diane might have a shiny face but there is no way you could fit her into one of Chukka s sharp suits !!

  131. 131
    non taxable pikey says:

    Or a new Watch.

  132. 132
    William I'm not gay honest Hague says:

    this guy is also a director of SHARIAH DEN LTD 08348094, Sharia with a h

  133. 133
    E.Bowler family butcher and purveyor of NGO says:

    Nope, He’s a M’uslim

  134. 134
    George Gideon Oliver's Best man says:

    What do I care I got 35 million quid! A stamps fuck all to me, anyway, I have a boy that does that irksome business.

    What Ho

  135. 135
    RWG says:

    Would this be a fucking muzzie?


Seen Elsewhere

Javid: Let Tories Campaign For Out Vote | House
Ministry of Justice Loses Death Inquiry Data “In the Post” | TechnoGuido
Europe’s Crisis is Cameron’s Opportunity | Speccie
Sajid Javid is the Ultimate Thatcherite | Buzzfeed
Ed Argar Selected in Dorrell Seat | Leicester Mercury
88% of New Labour MPs Are Union Bods | Mark Wallace
Massively Popular Porn Site is Infecting Users | Techno Guido
Newspapers No Longer Willing to Toe Party Line | Roy Greenslade
Introducing the New CapX | CapX
Burnham’s Newsnight Debacle Dissected | Dan Hodges
How I Survived Dry January | Nigel Farage


Rising Stars
Find out more about PLMR AD-MS


Dan Hodges on Labour unity

“We’ve heard a lot over the past few years about how Miliband has united Labour. But he has not united Labour. He has pacified Labour. He has placed it into a medically induced coma following the trauma of the party’s 2010 defeat.”


Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:






RSS


AddThis Feed Button
Archive


Labels
Guido Reads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,716 other followers