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…


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    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

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


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    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?


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    nell says:

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


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      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 Ebrahim has held 11 directorships, 8 of which are currently active, and 3 are no longer active.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.


      • 26
        never surrender says:

        do you mean that is like a bribe ?


        • 34
          Norm Normal says:

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


          • 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.


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          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.


      • 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.


      • 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 !!!!


        • 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 ??)


      • 84
        inside out says:

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


      • 95
        ooh err says:

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


      • 107
        Self Employed says:
        AMS are Chartered Accountants providing tailored services for Freelance
        Contractors and small Limited Companies.


    • 121

      You mean hoist with their own ” petarde” Nell ?

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


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    The Cheeky Scouser says:


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    bergen says:

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


  7. 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.


    • 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.


    • 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)


    • 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?


    • 125


      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 ??


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    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?


    • 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


    • 102
      Judge Dredd says:

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


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    Grimsby Docks says:

    All smells a bit fishy.


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    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.


    • 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.


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    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


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    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.


    • 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?


  14. 25


    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 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

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

        It is all Russian regions. Mull.

        Vote UKIP :-D


        • 40
          Norm Normal says:

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

          Liked by 1 person

          • 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


            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


          • 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.


          • 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


          • 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


          • Norm Normal 11.33am

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


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        M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

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


        • 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.


          • 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.


    • 128

      21.30 tonight ” The Prisoner ” . Highly ironic .

      ” You Are Poroshenko …Number Six….

      I am Putin …..Number One “


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    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…


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      Dangerous Brian says:

      Embarrased, Labour, about anything?
      Heaven Forfend.


    • 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?


  16. 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!


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      inside out says:

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


    • 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.


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

    Vote UKIP :-D


  18. 46
    Dougie Carswell says:

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


    • 54
      Nicholarse Clegg-Tosser says:

      Unlike James Foley, they have ‘uman rights.


    • 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


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 101
      Uncle Sam says:

      Dead men don’t need passports.

      – Abraham Lincoln, Getteesberk address, 1623 hrs


    • 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 51
    Anonymous says:

    #LabourReignOfTerror #LabourCSAparty


  21. 52

    Land of confusion…

    Vote UKIP :-D


  22. 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?


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    Hobo humping Solbo babe says:

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


  25. 65

    This could get interesting:

    Vote UKIP :-D


  26. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Oh muckie Chuckie.


  27. 70
    Chuka NObama says:


  28. 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).


    • 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


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    Maimed Codger says:

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


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    idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Ummuna speaks, he lies.


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    Sky Sports News for Chavs says:


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    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…


    • 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


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    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????


    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.


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    William I'm not gay honest Hague says:

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


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