Media assault on Team Sky

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Sep 29, 2012
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taiwan said:
In Wiggins' defence it would be good if the structure of the sport provided a bit more security for riders, so that they didn't feel compelled to engage in such scheming to give them an income after cycling.
Wiggins is on 1.5M GBP per year. He earns so much he could sponsor an entire professional women's team himself - and that would be tax deductible.

I agree, more security for riders, but not this one.

You know he's been funded ~50k GBP lottery money per year to ride 12-24km worth of IPs each year yeah?

Women on the same program are lucky to make 18k from the same program.

Self-entitled Lance clone is what he is.
 
Sep 2, 2012
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Wiggins labelled a rascal and a "Dandy among the proles" by French press. Shocking.

"Liberation" looks at six rascals of the pack. Last step.

By PIERRE CARREY

The Tour de France continues summer after summer to fill his toy box. In 2011, he found a guy in Cadel Evans gingerbread educated among Aborigines, Tibetans and support shown adoptive father of a little Ethiopian. The last acquisition of Tower will undoubtedly be a heron golf jacket. Racy and awkward, manic and casual air, frankly ridiculous.

Bradley Wiggins, the likely winner of the race this year is the spring toy kids Kilburn, his old neighborhood in North London. As these children are victims of a new case, Wiggins remains hesitant symptom of the Thatcher years and perhaps a survivor sheepishly.

Twitter. This is his youth that has ebbed tonight in May 2010, when he commented on Twitter a "sad news" policy: "David Cameron is the new Prime Minister. We could lose the "Grand" to "Great Britain"! "Output is bold when it is paid more than $ 2.5 million annually and the Team Sky remains the property of the Murdoch family. The yellow jersey is it left?

"Slow down! hinders a British journalist. There are several possible directions. Without being racist, Wiggins could be linked to a right-wing socialist and ultrapatriotique. Some of his friends that edge there. It takes itself very patriotic language, sometimes military. On the other hand, he refused to endorse the other day status "boss" in the bunch, and it refers to a principle of equality. Wiggins also said he would prefer to talk with workers in a factory rather than doping with journalists. It often refers to the masses. We do not know for whom he votes, he votes, but in all cases it has a very working class side. "

Fascist, anarchist and labor: the ambiguity through Kilburn whole. The kind of neighborhood where Wiggins once said, "you end up in general factor, dairy or employee at Ladbrokes," this teaches that poses its stores paris red like so many temptations between buildings dying.

"Brad" has made a frenetic style and chic. Dandy among the proles. He Conchie rock too smooth, too common, to join the wave of mods. The rebels then turn out to be consumers happy. The cyclist has collected guitars, Vespa and beer bottles. Carries many objects as mod culture, with here and there amphetamines. Tour leader does not say if one day chewed. His father, he did. Gary Wiggins lived for six days on track and a thousand and one nights. Nicknamed "Doc" because of his prescriptions wild bunch, he drank himself to death. He may be dead when police found him in 2008 inert in the street. Meanwhile, he had abandoned his family.

Thirty pages are devoted to the father in Wiggins autobiography published in 2009 (In Pursuit of Glory, ed. Orion). Itself sank in 2004 after his gold medal won on the track at the Athens Games. In airport lounges or at the local pub: it is drunk everywhere. A drunken evening, he agreed to extend his contract shabby for Credit Agricole, the French team he hated yet. Alcohol as a family curse? He finally found an explanation to his fate: "I was not comfortable with the fact that I am considered a hero or a role model."

Moods. At the time of his consecration sports Wiggins is still not rid of its wayward moods. He built his defense in the scratch. Journalists are so derided. "Next time, ask me some interesting questions," advises them there in the Tour de Romandie. From the first heavy suspicions about its progress in the mountains, he gets angry in 2010: "Opinions are like *******s: everyone should have." This year, it treats skeptics "****ing ****ers". Then Lord Wiggins has a page in the Guardian, with some milk, to say he has never doped.

The british clichés tributary about it. He had fun. "Anyway, the shot of alcohol, late night parties, guitars, big words, it is very exaggerated, this is done to give a kind," tackles a former teammate English. Which is then "Wiggo" behind the shutters? "A gifted and discreet guy who lives for sports, and reading books before bedtime. Champion a bit boring really. "

http://www.liberation.fr/sports/2012/07/19/wiggins-working-class-hero_834466

Translation courtesy google translate
 
Apr 7, 2010
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when i lived in the UK i had my income paid to offshore accounts to avoid tax

it is perfectly legal and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions of people send their income to offshore accounts

at the time my salary was under GBP80k - i am not rich
 
Jan 18, 2010
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The Hitch said:
You know what's bigger in England than doping and cycling?

Tax dodging. its been the big story of the last week. Wiggins is in fact treated lightly as he patriotically won the tour for gb and not a politician.

To say this is evidence of the media which fawn over sky launching an assault? Lol.
Beats handing it over to the government for them to waste on god knows what.
Wiggins just doing what Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, Costa Coffee do and try to avoid paying tax.

As I mentioned most of his work is abroad so I dont blame the man saving his own cash to spend on himself and family and not handing to our wastefull government.
 
barn yard said:
when i lived in the UK i had my income paid to offshore accounts to avoid tax

it is perfectly legal and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions of people send their income to offshore accounts

at the time my salary was under GBP80k - i am not rich
No they don't. You did it because you were freelance/contracting.

Regular PAYE earners do not have an option to ask their employer to pay into such schemes.
 
barn yard said:
when i lived in the UK i had my income paid to offshore accounts to avoid tax

it is perfectly legal and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions of people send their income to offshore accounts

at the time my salary was under GBP80k - i am not rich
Yeah times must have been tough surviving on that pittance:rolleyes:
 
Sep 3, 2012
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barn yard said:
when i lived in the UK i had my income paid to offshore accounts to avoid tax

it is perfectly legal and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions of people send their income to offshore accounts

at the time my salary was under GBP80k - i am not rich
If you are UK tax resident and not declaring the income paid to your overseas accounts, that is tax evasion/fraud - a criminal offence. Different from tax avoidance.

If you're a non-dom (i.e. foreigner living in the UK for a period of time) then what you suggest is not unusual. However, to say that 'millions of people' are doing that is a bit of a stretch.
 
sublimit said:
Beats handing it over to the government for them to waste on god knows what.
Wiggins just doing what Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, Costa Coffee do and try to avoid paying tax.

As I mentioned most of his work is abroad so I dont blame the man saving his own cash to spend on himself and family and not handing to our wastefull government.
Take people's money to get rich and when you get rich i guess they can just go f*ck themselves.
 
Sep 2, 2012
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ToreBear said:
@Don Quixote

Thanks! Though It seems most of the finer points are lost in translation, it seems to be an interesting article.

Thanks for trying!:)
You're welcome, I think the translate engine was in classical Miltonesque mode!
 
Tinman said:
Yep, same s**t, different day.

If Bradley were truly interested in "advancement of health and saving of lives" he would not be smoking, EVER. And he would be donating to existing very good and competent programs. And/or become a patron of those organizations, instead of indirectly competing with them.
I dont see the problem with Wiggins smoking. If he wants to have a *** thats his business. Doesn't conflict with running a health charity neither imo.
 
Mar 17, 2009
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barn yard said:
when i lived in the UK i had my income paid to offshore accounts to avoid tax

it is perfectly legal and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly millions of people send their income to offshore accounts

at the time my salary was under GBP80k - i am not rich
Glad to hear you ****ed off abroad if that's your attitude to your legal obligations. Country is better off without parasites.
 

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