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Just breaking. On the So-Called BBC of all places.
A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.
Donald Trump's commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.
The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance.
BBC Panorama is part of nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers.
As with last year's Panama Papers leak, the documents were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to oversee the investigation.
Sunday's revelations form only a small part of a week of disclosures that will expose the tax and financial affairs of some of the hundreds of people and companies named in the data, some with strong UK connections.
Many of the stories focus on how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex structures of trusts, foundations and shell companies to protect their cash from tax officials or hide their dealings behind a veil of secrecy.
The vast majority of the transactions involve no legal wrongdoing.
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The long saga in the persuit of a new cheap car (yeah I know, comes with free unicorn); the next instalment.
so, long story short, 20 percent discount offered on new mini through car wow. Local stealer (best price is equidistant) phoned me following a test drive I did with them in the early summer. Could match (not beat note) carwow. I requested a test drive as I'd only tried the diesel and want a petrol. All arranged, did not have one but would get hold of one. This was over a week ago.
Turned up today. No petrol to test drive
oh well, I knew what I wanted but took a countryman out instead. Sat down to do the deal. Three fucking hours later they could not match the carwow deal. Tried every trick in the book to bamboozle me. Tricks too numerous to mention, I just kept bringing them back to the carwow quote which I happened to have on my iPad in front of me.
Idiots. I feel like billing them for my time.
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