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Anti-Trump Bono Is a Tax Avoider

Written by Joe Scudder

The EU is “cracking down” on tax safe havens and Anti-Trump Bono has been caught using one.

Anti-Trump Bono, the lead singer for U2 is a hypocrite. While he postures for the “oppressed,” he acts like every other rich tax avoider.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with tax avoidance and I wish every nation on earth were a tax haven. But U2 poses as part of “the resistance” against Donald Trump.

To his credit, Bono is more like a “Never Trump” Republican than a leftist when it comes to taxes. But his opposition to Trump and the people who voted for him has been relentless.

Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE reports, “EU to discuss blacklist of tax havens after Paradise Papers’ leaks.

European Union finance ministers will tomorrow discuss setting up a blacklist of worldwide tax havens, EU officials said.

It comes after leaked documents – the Paradise Papers – from an offshore law firm revealed investments by wealthy individuals and institutions around the globe.

EU countries had planned for months to reach an agreement on a blacklist for tax havens by the end of this year.

The new revelations prompted the discussion to be brought forward, EU officials said, but no final decision was expected tomorrow.

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Meanwhile, it has emerged that U2 frontman Bono is among a line-up of high-profile celebrities to be named in the Paradise Papers.

It is alleged he used a company based in Malta, a low-tax jurisdiction, to pay for a share in a shopping centre based in Lithuania.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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