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to have gone off gary barlow today because i learnt he was a ...

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Owllady Mon 12-May-14 19:45:20


meditrina Mon 12-May-14 19:47:10

How come you didn't notice before?

Owllady Mon 12-May-14 19:49:26

I have no idea
Is it obvious?

StanleyLambchop Mon 12-May-14 19:49:26

Tax dodger?

Is this a game?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 12-May-14 19:49:29

Of course he is

He loves money

He hides money

Yanbu - but you could have gone off him a wee bit sooner grin

Owllady Mon 12-May-14 19:50:49

A candlestick maker

JeanSeberg Mon 12-May-14 19:51:13

Why was Cameron in such a rush to defend him though?

ForalltheSaints Mon 12-May-14 19:52:09

Well he did want to Rule the World. Perhaps you should have a little Patience with your musical heroes as their off stage views may not always Shine.

Owllady Mon 12-May-14 19:52:16

Because of their lol texts wink

ComposHat Mon 12-May-14 19:53:38

He's very open about it. Bleeding flaunts it he does.

Worst type of working class Tory, benefited from everything the state has to offer as a kid, makes a bit of money and then kicks the ladder away from under him.

He always struck me as a bit of a boring tool, sort of like a musical Michael Owen. If he hadn't gone into music, he'd have been in the traffic section of the police.

Owllady Mon 12-May-14 19:53:38

God. He is not my musical hero. I just thought he was a nice a bloke with well cut suits
<scrubs self>

scarlettsmummy2 Mon 12-May-14 19:55:45

I am really disappointed in him. More that he has been giving money to the conservatives than that he was avoiding tax. Clearly is a huge social climber.

KissesBreakingWave Mon 12-May-14 20:11:38

JeanSeberg, because his donations to the Conservative Party were rather more than the tax he paid.

londonrach Mon 12-May-14 20:13:29

Still love him sorry. But I'm not good at judging as used to think Rolf Harris was a nice man. (Hiding and reloading people program)

Chippednailvarnish Mon 12-May-14 20:14:22

Why on earth do you think he got a gong? It's clearly not for his sparkling personality...

Bowlersarm Mon 12-May-14 20:15:52

Aww, he's lovely, I'm sticking my fingers firmly in my ears, lalalalalalala. Nope can't hear any of those nasty things you are saying about him.

QuintessentiallyQS Mon 12-May-14 20:19:33

I know a little bit about those schemes. He will most likely have been targeted by a financial adviser who sold him the idea that investing in the british music industry is a really good and charitable thing to do. It helps new talent off the ground, right up his alley, and that this gives tax relief due to losses incurred by the partnership, and that is normal because it will all be repaid over time - the taxes. It will have been sold as an investment where the taxes are just delayed, but paid in the end. I feel sorry for him. As a musician, he may not have been financially savvy to see the scam for what it is.

MojitoMadness Mon 12-May-14 20:21:01

Yeah I read somewhere last year that he was Tory and went right off him. Traitor Kinda burst my Take That bubble too, my inner teenage self was most upset. grin

SuburbanRhonda Mon 12-May-14 20:21:35

If he hadn't gone into music, he'd have been in the traffic section of the police.


Yamyoid Mon 12-May-14 20:25:50

Compo brilliant summing-up grin

libertytrainers Mon 12-May-14 20:30:30

agree with compo grin brilliant

SomethingOnce Mon 12-May-14 21:27:18

Post of the Day, Compo.

Barlow can fuck off to Switzerland and live next door to Phil Collins.

Joysmum Mon 12-May-14 21:34:42

Don't all of us want to pay the minim tax we are legally obliged to?

I wouldn't do anything illegal but I will take advantage of everything possible to reduce my burden, that's what he's done on the advice of an arsehole who got it wrong.

There's a big difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance.

ColdTeaAgain Mon 12-May-14 21:36:12

YABU to have only just gone off him!

Barlow: "Charity work, great! Good for publicity. More money, boost record sales! Get nice clever account to sort out massive tax dodge. Lovely."

aquashiv Mon 12-May-14 21:39:15

Oh Complete bollocks he knew exactly what he was doing. The man is good with money. He got caught.

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