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Labour's net firm in tax dodge.



LABOUR are embroiled em·broil  
tr.v. em·broiled, em·broil·ing, em·broils
1. To involve in argument, contention, or hostile actions: "Avoid . . .
 in a new donations scandal after an internet company quit the UK for tax reasons.

The party's website was hosted until recently by Freeserve and the company's software disks were given to all 350,000 members.

The internet firm also provided the computer connection between all constituency offices and Labour's Millbank HQ in London.

The SNP SNP Scottish National Party

Noun 1. SNP - (genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered; SNPs are usually considered to be point mutations that have been evolutionarily
 claim those donations in kind were worth between pounds 500,000 to pounds 1million. But last week, Freeserve said it was set to move its AnyTime internet service to Madeira.

The island's cheaper VAT rate will save the company pounds 4.5million.

In turn, that will deprive the UK Treasury of the pounds 17.5million the firm pays in VAT.

The Nats denounced Labour's links with Freeserve. SNP shadow Finance Minister Alasdair Morgan Alasdair Morgan (born April 21, 1945) is a Scottish politician. He has been a Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South of Scotland region since 2003. He First joined the SNP in 1974, where he has been active ever since in the party.  said: "This is hugely embarrassing for Labour. Beset by donor scandals, now we have one of their donors dodging tax."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 4, 2002
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