UKIP serious criminal exposed, perversion of UK 2015 general election
UPDATE: Raheem Kassam admits he won't pay taxes in London. He says he is "moral". Yet, he can't pay taxes on his extortion money, can he?. How would he tell HMRC his income was from crime? (See paragraphs 4/5). UK regulatory authorities are now actively considering the case, according to reliable sources
At General Election 2015, Raheem Kassam was Nigel Farage's Chief of Staff. His (Kassam's) lawyer threatened to sue if we told the police about the allegations below (a serious criminal offence, we believe, in its own right), thus influencing the General Election.
One of UKIP's core claims has been that it represents a new and cleaner politics. Enormous harm could thus have been done to UKIP at the general election had these allegations surfaced.
Upon the election of Mr. Sadiq Khan as London Mayor, Kassam, a reported criminal, fired and disciplined for misconduct from more than one organisation, wrote the following:
"No, I won’t sit idly by and pay my taxes and frequent London’s pubs, and let Mr. Khan reap the rewards of people like me who bring money and jobs and some semblance of moral and philosophical grounding to this city. I won’t do it."
Priceless, and, well, he won't pay taxes on extortion money? Right. How do you declare that to HMRC [for non-UK residents, the British tax authorities]?
What follows is our author byline for Kassam (with relevant changes):
The former, part-time, freelancer, Raheem Kassam, long ago dismissed, is no longer with The Commentator. He was dismissed in 2013 from any association with The Commentator for gross and extreme misconduct.
He has been referred to the police under the Fraud Act, as well as for blackmail, extortion, and other criminal offences involving tens of thousands of pounds siphoned from a business, for which he was a freelancer, into his personal bank account.
Kassam has been publicly accused of these offences, and dared to sue if they are not true. For more than two years, Kassam has not sued, indicating admission of culpability.
His erstwhile lawyer is under consideration by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
In addition, while we believe it is in the public interest to investigate other claims of GE2015 funding fraud in relation to Kassam, we do not have direct evidence ourselves on that last point. We would therefore ask authorities to investigate.
Broader issues about perversion of the course of justice are being overcome, at considerable cost to ourselves. The attempt to pervert the course of justice has, of course, been a key road block in the investigation.
A lot of questions will also have to be answered by those who stuck by Kassam while having reasonable suspicion of his criminal activity. Some have remarked that crime and broader wrongdoing in the modern Westminster Village is so widespread that many Westminster "insiders" will not regard Kassam's actions as noteworthy.
We find it difficult to find a Westminster insider, over decades, with a worse record of blatant criminal activity. That is our opinion. What is yours?
We believe that crime in general is wrong. We also believe crime surrounding our legislature is doubly wrong. Some appear to disagree.
Again, what is your opinion?
UPDATE: Readers may wonder why there has been no legal action against us, nor even a polite request for a retraction. The reason is that we can prove our allegations. Kassam knows this, as do his associates. Any attempt to sue would be easily defeated. At the same time, a judge, seeing obvious criminality, would immediately refer Kassam to the Crown Prosecution Service. At that point, Kassam would risk being sent to prison. This is why we can repeat these truthful allegations with impunity.
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