A massive protest has gathered in front of PM David Cameron’s official London residence at 10 Downing Street , calling for his resignation. The rally follows the so-called Panama Papers leak, which among others exposed the offshore dealings of Cameron’s late father. “Cameron must go!” and “Tories out!” read the placards held by the demonstrators.
Class War, Socialist Workers Party and Anonymous were among the crowds present. So anyway I decided to do what any good blogger would do and filmed as much as I could and give my readers an raw insight into the protest.
Some of the donors, MPs and high net worth business people who have supported David Cameron’s rise to power have links to the United Kingdom’s network of tax havens, the Panama leaks reveal.
Former Conservative MPs and six members of the House of Lords are among those with connections to companies on the books of the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The irony is that The British prime minister has been calling for reforms, recognising – along with other world leaders – that the system is too secret.
In 2012, Cameron criticised complex offshore structures saying it is “not fair and not right”. At a G8 summit in Enniskillen three years ago, he demanded more transparency, saying this would be better for business in the UK.
Personally I think David’s been “less than 100% honest” about profiting from his father’s offshore fund. “For ordinary taxpayers to have faith in the system they have to be able to have faith in their leaders. They deserve better than half truths and qualified statements.” Remember “The Prime Minister has previously described the actions of others who invested in these complex schemes as ‘morally wrong’! Lead by example no more excuses