Amid cries of “hail to the thieves”, hundreds of protesters have gathered outside UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s 10 Downing St residence, calling for his resignation.
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Cameron is the latest European leader to face intense public scrutiny over his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal, after it was revealed he had invested around £30,000 in his father’s Panama- and Bahamas-based investment fund.
It was revealed David’s investment in Ian Cameron’s Blairmore Holdings, Inc. had avoided any taxation in Britain, sparking some intense scrutiny both in politics and, apparently, on the street.
Blairmore has been linked to Mossack Fonseca, the firm at the centre of this mess, but the exact mechanisms Blairmore used weren’t necessarily illegal – just shady as hell.
The ongoing protests come after Icelandic PM Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson stepped down after his own sizeable – and hypocritical – involvement in the tax avoidance revelations.
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