A gift of £300,000 to the Green Party confirms Dame Vivienne Westwood as utterly crackers
We’re not fans of the busybody Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, RDI here at The Steeple Times but given the announcement that she has become the Green Party’s biggest supporter with a £300,000 comes confirmation that this “influential” fashion designer has well and truly lost the plot.
Of her donation, Dame Vivienne – whose unwelcome intervention into the Scottish independence referendum was rightly the subject of much criticism last year – commented:
“I am investing in the Green Party because I believe it is in the best interests of our country and our economy. I hope that by example other individuals and businesses will follow suit”.
Curiously, however, Dame Vivienne now stands accused of being accused of being in conflict with one of the Green Party’s main policies – their “Tax Dodgers Bill” – given her main business pays £2 million a year to an offshore company in Luxembourg for the right to use her name on her own fashion label.
This course of action has been described as “tax avoidance” by tax experts and it has been pointed out this “cheats the UK treasury out of about £500,000 a year. Of the arrangement, Jolyon Maugham QC, a “leading tax barrister”, told The Telegraph:
“What’s odd about Ms [sic] Westwood’s arrangements is that the rights were held in the UK, but were then transferred out of the UK. The transfer means that the fee is no longer subject to UK tax. And that’s tax avoidance by any sensible definition”.
Dame Vivienne Westwood, it transpires, is nothing but a hateful hypocrite with no moral compass and frankly the best thing she could do is to quit Britain for good. Deservedly, we once again make her our most worthy Wally of the Week.
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