Leaks reveal Amber Rudd’s involvement in Bahamas offshore firms

Amber Rudd said that her career in business prior to politics was public knowledge but declined to answer questions [Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images].

Amber Rudd said that her career in business prior to politics was public knowledge but declined to answer questions [Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images].


So we know David Cameron was involved in offshore tax avoidance, and no we know Amber Rudd has something to do with it.

Andrea Leadsom apparently fiddled her inheritance tax a few years ago, transferring company shares into a trust fund for her children.

So we have three – known – tax avoiders who have played major parts in the Conservative Government in recent years.

And they want us to trust them to make the UK fair? Pull the other one.

Amber Rudd’s business career has come under scrutiny following a Guardian investigation that reveals her involvement with two companies in an offshore tax haven, and another where her co-director was jailed for fraud.

A fresh leak of tax haven data names the home secretary as having been a director of two companies in the Bahamas – a fact she did not refer to earlier this year when defending David Cameron over his father’s investment fund in the same country.

The Guardian has also discovered new details about her previous career in venture capital during the boom and bust 1990s. One enterprise led her to become a co-director of Monticello, a company that was at the centre of a share ramping investigation.

She was also involved in a company prospecting for diamonds in Siberia that was traded on a notoriously unregulated stock exchange.

Rudd said that her career in business prior to politics was public knowledge but declined to answer questions, including whether she had invested in the Bahamas companies or whether either company had paid tax in the UK.

A rising star of the Conservative party, Rudd has provided scant details about her career before she became an MP in 2010.

Source: Leaks reveal Amber Rudd’s involvement in Bahamas offshore firms | Business | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “Leaks reveal Amber Rudd’s involvement in Bahamas offshore firms

  1. NMac

    We should never underestimate the lengths these greedy selfish people will go to, and the depths to which they will sink, in order to avoid contributing to society generally. A very old, I believe 19th century, definition of a Tory was, “one who fosters divisions in society in order to keep power and wealth in the hands of the aristocratic and monied classes.” Nothing whatever has changed.

  2. James Kemp

    It’s amazing Amber got elected Hastings the major part of her constituency is one of the poorest place in the country, but Battle has quite a few well of people just a bit of local flavor…
    Is anyone really amazed that a Tory has an interesting business past and probably doesn’t believe in paying Tax? Living in her constituency i am not…

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