OH WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT. David Cameron DID profit from his father's offshore trust.
The Prime Minister admitted in an interview with ITV News yesterday he and Samanatha 'owned 5000 units in Blairmore Investment Trust, which we sold in January 2010. That was worth something like £30,000.' When asked by Robert Peston (cool boots Peston you silver fox you) if he profited on the shares from the trust owned by his dad, he admitted that yes he did, although it was 'less than the capital gains tax allowance so I didn't pay capital gains tax.'
David Cameron sold the shares in 2010, before he became Prime Minister, 'because if I was going to become prime minister I didn't want anyone to say you have other agendas, vested interests' and insists he has nothing to hide.
The people of Britain aren't convinced though. Today, in the cold, harsh light of day, the hashtag #resigncameron is doing it's thing but, last night, when this all seemed ridiculously funny and people were (possibly) tipsy after Thirsy Thursdays it was #cursedavidcameron that was going around, in which Britons wished mild inconveniences to plague the Prime Minister.
It was a very British affair. Here are some of the best....
And this guy. Who missed the memo, but got stuck in anyway.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.