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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Leaked papers reveal extent of financial scandal

The Department of Health has ordered an investigation after leaked documents showed that billions of pounds of public money had disappeared without trace after being laundered through a complex network of shady organisations known as “the NHS”.

The documents, known as the Provider Papers, reveal how the financial trail was covered by an elaborate scheme involving numerous shell companies set up for no other purpose than to make it impossible to know what was going on.  

One of these, NHS England, has instructed CCGs to check all contracts for evidence of dealings with so-called “providers”, as shock waves from the biggest financial scandal in history continue to reverberate throughout the known universe.

The review was ordered after it emerged that David Cameron’s father had used the NHS on several occasions.

Mr Cameron senior's links with top politicians came to light after pictures published by all news media showed him in clandestine meetings with the prime minister. The association between the pair is known to date back to 1966.

In one, Mr Cameron senior is seen pushing the future prime minister on a tricycle thought to have been manufactured in a former British colony frequently used as a tax shelter by the rich and powerful.

In another, he is caught on camera giving “pocket money” to the young David Cameron. The prime minister insisted that he had done nothing wrong and that far from concealing the income in offshore funds run by companies registered in South America, he had used it to buy an ice cream.

In a scathing response, Jeremy Corbyn declared that ice cream was a luxury few could afford. The leader of the opposition called for an immediate investigation into unfairness, the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, and a Mr Whippy with a double flake and a squirt of strawberry sauce.

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said: “This confirms my long-held suspicion that every junior doctor in the country is a millionaire tax cheat. Fortunately my popular new contract makes it possible to close this loophole with a clause that allows me to do anything I like at any time.”

A far-reaching investigation lasting at least ten years will attempt to discover how money destined for frontline health services was instead used to fund a labyrinthine system of regulators, bureaucrats and advisers providing no benefit whatsoever to the public or the UK economy.

Investigations editor: NHS Networks

@NHSnetworks
julian.patterson@networks.nhs.uk

 
sharon levack
sharon levack says:
Apr 08, 2016 09:50 AM

Was listening to the news in regards to this issue. So petty. But also good because at least the reporters only have such mundane issues to report on and have to make them sound exciting and news worthy. Think these TV and news reporters should all be sent to Syria, South Africa or Sudan for a month and then know what news should actually be about

Julian Patterson
Julian Patterson says:
Apr 08, 2016 11:00 AM

I'm just surprised anyone is surprised. Wealthy people with offshore investments in tax shelters. Hell's bells!

sharon levack
sharon levack says:
Apr 08, 2016 11:09 AM

Totally agree Julian. I think it's just the have nots having a go at those who have.

barry fitzgerald
barry fitzgerald says:
Apr 09, 2016 02:28 PM

As Captain Renault would say "I am shocked, shocked to find out money is being hid in tax havens". However it's not just a case of "have nots" having a go at "haves". There's the hypocrisy of Cameron for a start as I'm sure Jimmy Carr will be pointing out soon. There's also the sheer naked greed of these people. How many millions do they need? The fact that people feel the need to use these shady if not illegal arrangements secret would suggest that they have something to hide. For a good informative read on the subject of Tax havens, read "Treasure Islands" by Nicholas Shaxon.

Julian Patterson
Julian Patterson says:
Apr 11, 2016 12:10 PM

The havens and haven-nots, perhaps.