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18 Apr 2020 19:31 #26

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I am underwhelmed by Sir Tom Hunter's £100k donation to the nhs.uk, not least because the 'kind-hearted billionaire' can easily afford to donate many millions, all tax deductable (tax avoidance a favourite topic with publicity seeking Sir Tom and his good friend David Moulsdale) :kiss:


www.thesun.co.uk/news/11367043/sir-tom-h...navirus/kind-hearted billionaire

An email with a link to The Sun article was sent to me last week, titled, 'Kind hearted my a**! What about money for damaged OE (who he propped up) px?'

This prompted me to refresh my memory about Sir Tom Hunter's involvement with David Moulsdale and Optical Express - scroll down!

I then spent a lot of time trawling through Moulsdale's labyrinth of companies, and those of directors and shareholders, and will share some of what I discovered with you in due course.

Recommended reading before I do...

1. 'Individuals may create shell corporations to protect assets from lawsuits.'
'• Evading taxes. Wealthy people may hide money in shell corporation to shield it from taxation.'
www.upcounsel.com/shell-corporation

2. 'The business incurred a multi-million pound bill for store closures amid tough trading conditions in 2014 during which an overseas corporation, Insight Global Holding, took a controlling stake in it.'
www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/17943...-risk-surge-profits/

3. www.jpintegra.com/eduardo-da-silva

Meanwhile, Captain Tom Moore completed 100 laps of his garden, on a zimmer frame, at the age of 100, and deserves our respect for his achievement - raising more than £17 million and counting - far more than a billionaire who simply lifted his hand to sign a cheque for a pathetic 100k!

And I think most of you will agree with Piers Morgan, who said: ‘Wouldn’t it be great if actually we didn’t feel temptation to give it [knighthood] to business people who pay money for the honour, we didn’t give it to celebrities for singing nice songs, but we give it to someone like him. That we make him Sir Tom.'
metro.co.uk/2020/04/16/nation-campaigns-...knighthood-12563866/
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04 Feb 2019 21:05 #25

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Published in October 2018, the HeraldScotland need to find a more recent photo of David Moulsdale, because this one is at least ten years old :kiss:



Read the article to put my annotations into context...
www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/16960...imes-on-high-street/

And it would be ridiculous to believe gossip that David Moulsdale skimmed millions from Optical Express over the years and put it in his off shore accounts in the Cayman Islands. As if an honest and reputable businessman would do such a thing!

It's simply coincidental that Eduardo D'Angelo Pereira Da Silva, a Director with 200 St Vincent Street SPV Ltd, is a Cayman Islander...
beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC491741/officers
beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/SC428461/officers

And again just coincidental that Eduardo D'Angelo Pereira Da Silva was a Director with Pacific Shelf 1741 Ltd, linked to Sir Tom Hunter who bailed out OE in 2013.


www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hunters-secre...n-rescue-rdb76bb880c

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20 Sep 2015 14:41 #24

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OE's deep awareness of the suffering of others is simply awe-inspiring and unbelievably generous. (Tax deductable?)

Such a shame for David Moulsdale that he no longer has a snowball's chance in hell of the knighthood he allegedly craved before OERML upset his aspirations :kiss:
www.opticianonline.net/optical-express-s...s-lorraine-kelly-si/

NB: The STV Children’s Appeal was established by STV and the Hunter Foundation.


www.opticianonline.net/optical-express-s...s-lorraine-kelly-si/
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11 May 2015 17:02 #23

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I emailed Sir Tom Hunter yesterday:



This morning I received a reply from Ewan Hunter (no relation).

"Dear Sasha

Thank you for (your) email.

To confirm Sir Tom Hunter has no involvement in Optical Express.

Kind Regards
Ewan Hunter
"

I replied, and queried the Sunday Times article.
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Re...e/article1295958.ece

Ewan replied, "We exited Optical Express and have no involvement in it."

I replied, "Pleased to hear it! Will publish and update press."
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10 May 2015 16:43 #22

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About to suggest that OE's damaged patients contact Sir Tom Hunter for help I discovered that his wife, Lady Marion Agnes Hunter, has her own Trust, which funds charities that help those with visual impairments!
www.agneshunter.org.uk/
I wonder if Lady Agnes would consider supporting My Beautiful Eyes/OERML :kiss:

FAO Sir Tom: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10 May 2015 16:37 #21

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The final piece of my little jigsaw!


• Lady Marion Agnes Hunter is married to Sir Tom Hunter
• Paul Davidson is on the board of West Coast Capital (see 8 May post)

I hope that some of you will understand this complex picture better than I do!

On a simplistic level, because Pacific Shelf 1741 Ltd has a bond, floating charge and debenture over OE's assets, presumably this gives the company (ultimately Sir Tom Hunter) total control over Optical Express should they want it.

Please do correct me if I'm wrong :kiss:
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