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Sarkozy May Move To The UK To Escape Taxes

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Sarkozy’s plans ‘to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla and setting up £1bn [$1.3B] private equity fund’

Fraud police found details of move and business plan in raid on home
Sarkozy is under investigation for corruption in France

By Peter Allen In Paris | 22 January 2013

People doing this will become the world’s newest and worst criminals. Evil rich people who are refusing to shoulder their ‘fair share’ of the burden of maintaining the socialist state.

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy could become the next wealthy Frenchman to flee to Britain over his country’s looming tax hikes on the rich.

Mr Sarkozy… is reportedly planning to move to London to set up a £800million [$1.27 billion] investment fund.

The 57-year-old, who was ousted from office last June, has amassed a fortune from £150,000-an-hour [$237,825 per hour] public speaking engagements and is now said to be trying to raise capital from investors.

Gee, he sounds like the French Bill Clinton. (Apart from his glamorous wife.) Except Bill Clinton is always telling us how much more he wants to pay in taxes.

If the move goes ahead, the controversial Frenchman will become the latest to escape a potential top tax rate of 75 per cent in his home country…

But the former president is under investigation for corruption in France, and if he does cross the Channel there will be outrage.

Naturally. Every conservative politician in Europe is always charged with corruption once they leave office. It’s a socialist tradition. And a handy way to discourage any conservatives from running for office in the future.

Details of the planned move were uncovered during a raid by fraud police on Sarkozy’s Paris mansion last June.

It came within weeks of Mr Sarkozy losing his immunity against prosecution after being defeated by Socialist rival Francois Hollande in the May presidential election.

The "fraud police." Sicced on him by the socialist thugs now in power.

Now the hugely respected investigative news site Mediapart reports that the ‘first draft’ of Mr Sarkozy’s London project was found by detectives examining his computer files.

A judge has since made Sarkozy an assisted witness in the so-called Bettencourt Affair, in which he is accused of using illegal cash from France’s richest woman to fund his 2007 election campaign.

Mr Sarkozy is said to have taken the money from Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress – a claim the politician denies, but for which he could still receive a prison sentence.

Imagine if such a thing were illegal in our country?

He is also being investigated over numerous other funding scandals, including one linked to arms sales to Pakistan, and another in which he is said to have used millions in taxpayers’ money to pay friends to produce opinion polls while he was in office.

Again? Imagine if such a thing were illegal in our country?

Mediapart suggests that the planned London move would create a ‘conflict of interest’ – not only because Sarkozy is being investigated, but because a former French president should not choose the UK as a base to make his fortune…

Zut alors!

No Frenchman should be allowed to live outside of France. Wasn’t that one of the principles of the French Revolution?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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