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Bernie Sanders attacks billionaires and firms exposed by Paradise Papers – live
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Bernie Sanders attacks billionaires and firms exposed by Paradise Papers – live

by firstsource newsNovember 6, 2017

Massive leak of secret documents shared with Guardian and other news organisations shows how world’s biggest businesses and leading politicians have sheltered their wealth in tax havens

• Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth

• Explainer: what are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?

• Australian tax office poised to investigate schemes revealed by Paradise Papers

My colleagues Ed Pilkington and David Harris have a full report here on remarks made by Bernie Sanders, who came in a close second to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, on the Paradise Papers.

Sanders that the world is rapidly becoming an “international oligarchy” controlled by a tiny number of billionaires.

Related: Bernie Sanders warns of ‘international oligarchy’ after Paradise Papers leak

Republic, the UK campaign group that advocates the abolition of the monarchy, has seized on the publication of the Paradise Papers to promote its cause. The Queen’s private estate invested millions of pounds in a Cayman Islands fund as part of an offshore portfolio revealed in the documents.

The people should have their say on the Queen’s conduct at the ballot box. Agree? #ParadisePapers https://t.co/zZoBNrGdcu

Appalled by the Queen’s use of offshore tax havens? Join the campaign for an elected, accountable head of state! https://t.co/zZoBNrGdcu

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