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IT’S MOGGSTER FM

By Pete Moore On January 18th, 2019

What splendid days these are for Great British broadcasting. As I sit here typing, the wizened tones of Jacob Rees Mogg are filling the room, for I’m tuned in to his new show on LBC. From now on, Monday to Thursday at 6pm is the Sir Nigel Farage show. Lord Rees Mogg has the same slot every Friday. Early evening radio simply cannot be bettered.

Goodness knows how they swung it with all the communists infesting LBC. The high priestess of snowflakes, James O’Brien, and Shelagh Fogarty are laughably dishonest. But Matt Frei has just raised the Fake News bar.

Thank the Lord for small mercies then. I being you this news because I know that ATW commentators like to stay informed. Be sure to tune in.

24 Responses to “IT’S MOGGSTER FM”

  1. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the high priest of Brexit, whose hedge fund has discreetly opened in Dublin, just in case:

    “Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has defended the move by a City firm that he helped to found to establish an investment fund in Ireland ahead of the UK leaving the European Union. The Conservative MP faced questions when it emerged that Somerset Capital Management (SCM) had launched a new investment vehicle in Dublin amid concerns about being cut off from European investors.

    A prospectus for the new business, which was registered in March and will be governed by EU and Irish rules, listed Brexit as one of the risks, as it could cause “considerable uncertainty”.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-jacob-rees-mogg-scm-ireland-city-move-eu-withdrawal-dublin-a8398041.html

  2. So he’s “hedging” his bets.

    Sensible chep (but a pure hypocrite).

  3. Meanwhile, arch-trougher Ian Paisley Junior (Baby Doc) has been caught with his snout in the trough yet again:

    “Ian Paisley has faced criticism for billing a charity nearly £6,000 to fly first-class to a New York conference. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP was invited to an event marking 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement. The bill was covered by Cooperation Ireland, according to Mr Paisley’s register of interests.

    Last year he was suspended from the House of Commons after failing to declare two luxury family holidays to Sri Lanka, paid for by its government…

    Calls have been made for the Westminster standards committee to investigate a complimentary holiday he received at a luxury Maldives resort after advocating on behalf of its government…”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-46923920

  4. Peter –

    You printed the Indy spin but overlooked Rees Mogg’s explanation.

    Mr Rees-Mogg, who is a partner at SCM but does not make investment decisions, told The Daily Telegraph: ”A number of existing and prospective clients requested domiciled access to Somerset’s products.

    “The decision to launch the fund was nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit.”

    The Brexit warnings were guidance from lawyers rather than a policy statement from SCM, he added.

    It’s a perfectly normal, routine move.

  5. The decision to launch the fund was nothing whatsoever to do with Brexit

    LOL

  6. Peter –

    It’s a statement of fact that the client requested Dublin.

  7. Yes Pete, and Brexit had absolutely nothing to do with that request.

  8. Dublin’s a popular place for international businesses generally. Not just for tax reasons by any means.

    Good, educated, English speaking workforce, very easy transport to London, very good links to Europe generally, very deep and friendly relations with the US.

    And being in the EU is a big plus too.

  9. Yes Phantom, and being the biggest tax sewer haven in the EU helps as well. The corporation tax rate is 12.5% but there are other “tax breaks” for the likes of Google which bring it down to less than 1%. No wonder that they love Dublin.

  10. Ireland isn’t a tax haven. The so called double Irish loophole has been closed (although other countries, including France, had similar). The CT rate is 12.5%. If other countries don’t like it then they should lower their own or f*** off.

  11. Ireland isn’t a tax haven. The so called double Irish loophole has been closed (although other countries, including France, had similar). The CT rate is 12.5%. If other countries don’t like it then they should lower their own or f*** off.

  12. So good I said it twice (somehow)

  13. Ireland isn’t a tax haven.

    LOL

    LOL

  14. “Ireland is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationals to shelter profits, according to a new study by economists from the United States and Denmark.

    The research from academics at the University California, Berkeley and the University of Copenhagen estimates that foreign multinationals shifted $106 billion (€90 billion) of corporate profits to Ireland in 2015. his was more than all of the islands of the Caribbean combined ($97 billion/€83 billion), and well ahead of Singapore ($70 billion/€60 billion), Switzerland ($58 billion/€49 billion) and the Netherlands ($57 billion/€48 billion), according to the researchers.

    “By our estimates, Ireland is the number one shifting destination,” the paper states.”

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/ireland-is-the-world-s-biggest-corporate-tax-haven-say-academics-1.3528401

  15. LOL indeed. Did you not read the article you linked to in which the OECD itself contradicts this assertion by these unknown academics?

  16. Rees-Moog is not a hypocrite and Irfeland is not a tax haven. What’s next, Trump never told a lie?

  17. The UK Has been a tax haven

    Some major companies redomesticated from the United States to the UK For tax reasons – because the UK did not tax foreign income, while the stupid US used to do that

    Ireland is competing in compliance with the international law – Why shouldn’t they do that? If other countries don’t like that, let them change their own tax regs

  18. Spot on, Phantom

  19. //Good, educated, English speaking workforce, very easy transport to London, very good links to Europe generally, very deep and friendly relations with the US.

    And being in the EU is a big plus too.//

    Interesting to see what will happen when/if Ireland becomes the only English-speaking country in the EU.

  20. Interesting to see what will happen when/if Ireland becomes the only English-speaking country in the EU

    Great point Noel. I hadn’t considered the linguistic aspect before.

  21. I hadn’t considered the linguistic aspect before.

    One of the great gifts received from the British Empire to an undeserving world, eh Paul? (I’ll get me coat!)

  22. Every country in the EU is English-speaking, and quite right too.

  23. One of the great gifts received from the British Empire to an undeserving world, eh Paul?

    Absolutely Charles. Whilst I’m not that big on violent colonialism, brutal cultural genocide and the almsot eradication of the native tongue in Ireland I’m quite happy to be a fluent English speaker.

  24. Well said, Paul.

    English is a beautiful language…as the Irish have proven.

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