Media watch – Wednesday

8 November 2017

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  1. Sad for the cat, sad for Ardern, but one positive is the end of what had been an ongoing ridiculous trivia story.

  2. Missy

     /  November 8, 2017

    Okay NZ based pers, what do you know about this?

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/875975/New-Zealand-EU-Brussels-Russia-free-trade-talks-deal-Brexit

    Has Peters gone rogue already???

    What this story does do is confirm I was right to vote for the UK to leave the EU, they are a bullying protectionist organisation who think they run the show. I say way to go NZ & stand up to the EU!

    Interestingly first saw it in this tweet.

  3. Blazer

     /  November 8, 2017

    November 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

    • Trevors_Elbow

       /  November 8, 2017

      Best.Blazer.Post.Ever.

      More of this please ……..

    • Missy

       /  November 8, 2017

      Ah yes, the pious Guardian taking the moral high ground over others using offshore accounts for tax avoidance whist conveniently ignoring their parent company’s use of an offshore tax shelter to avoid tax on the profit from the sale of Auto Trader.

      • Blazer

         /  November 8, 2017

        a huge story,first the Panama,and now the Paradise papers.All the greedy,wealthy,selfish,people that will do anything to avoid paying their fair share of..tax.There is no justification for tax havens.

        • Yawn…

          • Blazer

             /  November 8, 2017

            Easy to dismiss.. when the rich are at it…But apoplectic outrage if the poor are caught not paying their fair… share.

        • Missy

           /  November 8, 2017

          Blazer good to see you supporting the greedy, wealthy, selfish people that will do anything to avoid paying taxes by reading the Guardian.

          In the UK there are loads of ways to avoid taxes that ordinary people engage in: pensions, ISAs, income splitting, paying a trader for a cash job… oh wait the last one is illegal but pretty common.

          The moral outrage on this stinks of jealousy and hypocrisy.

          • Blazer

             /  November 8, 2017

            Good sorts read… The Times.😇

            • Missy

               /  November 9, 2017

              Indeed Blazer, and I am sure Mr Murdoch appreciates your support.

        • Missy

           /  November 9, 2017

          Yep, a really huge story, so huge in fact that today it was surpassed by the journalists watching the progress of a flight from Africa to London during the day…. and reporting on it each step of the way, right up until it landed at Heathrow! (more on this over at World Watch)

    • I hope you’re not holding your breath Missy!

      • Missy

         /  November 8, 2017

        Definitely not! The Guardian are some of the biggest hypocrites out in this issue. Doing everything to avoid tax and lambasting others for doing it as well!