Team Stupid presents united front
“Question mark over Jeremy Corbyn's tax affairs after he failed to declare lecture earnings to taxman … Labour leader will be in serious trouble if he has evaded tax” is the headline, followed by the claim “JEREMY Corbyn did not disclose £450 of income to the taxman that he earned on top of his MPs’ salary last year, The Sun can reveal”. Do go on.
Yes Tom, it's L-A-M-E, as in crap
The three payments of £150 came towards the end of the tax year. It’s entirely possible he wasn’t paid until later. But the Sun has to execute its crude smear. At least there is a semblance of credibility about Cole and Newton Dunn’s hokum, unlike that from the former’s previous berth, the Guido Fawkes blog, where the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble have made themselves look even more stupid than usual.
But they just go right ahead and dig themselves in deeper: “Not to mention junkets to the Middle East, South America and elsewhere worth tens of thousands paid for by foreign governments”. THAT’S NOT INCOME, WHEREVER IT GETS PAID. How about an even more stupid observation? “The corporate tax rate in Qatar is just 10%”. IT’S PERSONAL INCOME AND HE WAS PAID IN STERLING. IN THE UK.
Staines really does have some meatheads on the payroll right now. Another fine mess.