Sunday, September 14, 2014

Just a third of Tower poppy cash is going to help our heroes: So who WILL be pocketing the rest? 

  • Stunning war memorial will eventually include 888,246 ceramic poppies  
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have paid £25 for their own flower 
  • But only a third of the money is expected to go to good causes 
  • Just £8.75 from each poppy will go to charity, while £12.08 will cover 'costs'
It is a stunning memorial to our war dead that has captured the imagination of the nation, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As a result, hundreds of thousands have paid £25 for one of the ceramic poppies being displayed at the Tower of London, assured that the proceeds will go to armed forces charities.
But it can be revealed today that only a third of the money raised is expected to go to good causes.
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The stunning war memorial at the Tower of London will eventually include 888,246 ceramic poppies
The stunning war memorial at the Tower of London will eventually include 888,246 ceramic poppies
Just £8.75 from each poppy will reach the six charities, according to official internal estimates, while £12.08 will cover ‘costs’.
The Mail has learned this is about four times more than the likely expense of making the poppies – suggesting a large amount is being taken as profits.
A company set up by the Tower of London and the artist behind the project, Paul Cummins, could potentially receive millions from the artwork, meaning businessmen who helped fund it could make substantial returns.
The Mail tracked down one of the private financiers who lent money to help set up the project, Ben Whitfield, and put it to him that he was making an estimated profit of more than a million pounds.
 
Speaking from his home in the Alps, he said: ‘Yeah, well, I don’t think I’ve got any comment actually.’
And yesterday, the Tower of London repeatedly refused to rule out that somebody was profiting from the display, nor could it offer any assurance that profits being made by private investors were ‘fair and proportionate’.
The artwork, Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red, was created to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. It will eventually include 888,246 ceramic poppies to represent all British or colonial military fatalities.
The duchess brushed away a tear when she planted her poppy at the official unveiling with Princes William and Harry last month.
Hundreds of thousands have paid £25 for their own flower, but only £8.75 will go to charity, estimates suggest
Hundreds of thousands have paid £25 for their own flower, but only £8.75 will go to charity, estimates suggest
Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed visiting the spectacular memorial
Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed visiting the spectacular memorial
According to the Tower of London website, ‘all net proceeds plus a guaranteed 10 per cent from every poppy sold will be shared equally amongst six service charities’.
But the Mail has established that ‘all net proceeds’ means the money that is left after private investors have taken a cut. The Tower of London refuses to reveal what percentage that cut is.
But calculations based on provisional official estimates show that of the £25 from each poppy, £8.75 is earmarked for charity, £4.17 goes to the taxman for VAT, leaving the majority of the money – £12.08 – to cover ‘costs’. 
If all the poppies are sold, and even allowing for 10 per cent ‘breakages or returns’, this means a company called Paul Cummins Ceramics Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red Community Interest Company, could receive almost £10million.
The poppies are hand-made by a small team and twice fired in Mr Cummins’ studio in Derbyshire. Allen Handley, who has worked in the ceramics industry for more than 50 years, estimated the poppies could be produced for as little as £2.
According to documents at Companies House, Mr Cummins took out a private loan from British financier Mr Whitfield to get the project started.
Volunteers helped to plant the poppies, which were all individually hand-made for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red work by ceramic artist Paul Cummins
Volunteers helped to plant the poppies, which were all individually hand-made for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red work by ceramic artist Paul Cummins
It is understood from two separate sources that the sum loaned was around £1million, with one suggesting Mr Whitfield could expect ‘north of a million pounds’ back on top of his investment – a profit of more than 100 per cent.
Asked how much money Mr Whitfield was getting, Mr Cummins replied: ‘I’m not saying.’ He claimed the terms of a contract he signed meant he was not allowed to speak about it, but he added that he himself was not making any money.
No one from the six armed forces charities – including the Royal British Legion, Help For Heroes and Combat Stress – has publicly criticised the way the project is being run, saying they are pleased with whatever money they receive. One charity source urged the public not to stop buying the poppies.
Yesterday Historic Royal Palaces, which runs the Tower of London, said that as well as the poppies’ manufacturing costs, there were additional expenses, including ‘a retail website and contact centre to handle thousands of sales, credit card fees, cost of installation, accounting, legal, insurance and transportation costs’. 
Asked if these costs could possibly add up to £10million, a spokesman said they were ‘substantial’.
She added: ‘Paul Cummins received some private funding at the earlier stages of the project. Arrangements for this funding were made directly between Paul Cummins and his investors, independently of Historic Royal Palaces.’

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." In Israel there is NO shame. Israelis do not comprehend the ramifications of their actions. Invariably they fall back on, "anti-Semitism," as if the Holocaust gives them a free pass to do whatever they want.

http://henrymakow.com/2013/11/Israeli-Business-Dishonesty%20.html#sthash.g5Z0nqdB.dpuf

Anonymous said...

HOW JEWS STARTED THE BIGGEST WAR OF ALL

The Jew is everywhere, but you have to go far down the backstairs to find him.


http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/how-jews-started-biggest-war-of-all.html

Anonymous said...

To avoid being seen as a criminal organisation … the political elite have employed the deception that you and I are governed by”our Consent”. The notion is that you and I have entered into a “contract” with the State, such that we willingly submit to being governed by men in Westminster or wherever. They like to call this the social contract.
For any contract to be binding, certain conditions must be met. First amongst these conditions is that the contract must be entered into freely and with full disclosure.
Have any of you people seen any such contract with the Government? Have you signed any contract, or otherwise attested to it?

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is how do I withdraw my supposed Consent to Governance? There must be a mechanism by which Consent can either be with-held or withdrawn. There must be, because if there is no such mechanism , then the Contract can not have been freely entered into. Do you see? If there is no way to reject the Contract, then you are being compelled to accept it. As such, the social contract MUST be invalid and unlawful. It can have no standing.

The greater consequence of that is that all Parliamentary Governance is unlawful, because it’s based upon an invalid contract.

Let me be clear, I am saying that the Government of the UK is a criminal institution.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that our Western systems of government all promote the idea that the “group” DOES have greater “rights” than the individual?

They do this in many ways. They “legitimise” the theft of property from the individual, in the form of taxation … where an act which would see the individual locked away. They “legitimise” murder, under the guise of “spreading democracy” … if an individual were to drop bombs on a city, he would be locked away.

But, when the “group” does these things, they become legitimate. Somehow.

And we, the dupes and fools, go right along with it, citing the mantra ” democratic will of the majority” as though it were some sort of magic incantation.

So, where does Evil reside? I claim that it resides in the breast of every man who supports democracy and the “will of the majority”.

Anonymous said...

John Perkins - on Secret Empires



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQmQ4KLqRnY

Anonymous said...

Lifted from Old Holborn.

This illustrates how Socialised Medicine is used as a tool to repress the individual. It’s much the same in the UK … and gaining momentum as the economy falters.

The diktat is simple … “You can’t be allowed to smoke/drink/adventure because it cost the rest of us money.”

Thus, the Collectivisit’ mindset gains control of your lives.

Anonymous said...

You Are The First And Last Line Of Defense

Like it our not, this is our job. We have inherited a country on the verge of disaster, and we are tasked with cleaning it up, otherwise, there will be little left to pass on. We do not get to bask in illusory prosperity for the rest of our days. We do not get to feed off the entitlement program trough until we are fat and contented. We are not going to retain our rights without blood, sweat, and tears. We will not be building magical floating cities in the clouds or skyscrapers on Mars. We will NOT be remembered fondly as members of some fantastical “golden era”.

We have been thrust into the muck and the mire. We are being molded as the lost children of an age better forgotten. We have been slapped in the face with a dilemma so volatile and so incredible it may one day be called the greatest crisis of all time. We have drawn the short straw.

This could be viewed as some terrible doom. It could be held as a star crossed act of ferocious fate. We could fall to our knees and lament with despair, overcome with woe at our unbearable lot. But, this would be in violation of rule #3, and nobody wants to be a sobbing pansy. On the contrary, every “bad luck generation” is only so if they refuse to see the great fortune at their fingertips; if they refuse to seize the moment and conquer the giants of their day. The greater the hardship, the greater the enemy, the greater the heroes. We are faced with possibly the most unrelenting antagonists and the most treacherous obstacles in recent memory, or even distant memory. In the same spark of confrontation, we are also presented with unparalleled opportunity to change the course of the world forever. Whether or not we succeed, is entirely up to us.

Anonymous said...

But when the law, by means of its necessary agent, force, imposes upon men a regulation of labor, a method or a subject of education, a religious faith or creed — then the law is no longer negative; it acts positively upon people. It substitutes the will of the legislator for their own wills; the initiative of the legislator for their own initiatives. When this happens, the people no longer need to discuss, to compare, to plan ahead; the law does all this for them. Intelligence becomes a useless prop for the people; they cease to be men; they lose their personality, their liberty, their property. Bastiat

Anonymous said...

The changing face of Britain: A child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than Christian

Statistics from 2011 Census show more Muslim children than Christian growing up in Birmingham
Of 278,623 youngsters, 97,099 were registered as Muslim compared with 93,828 as Christian
A similar trend has emerged in the cities of Bradford and Leicester
Experts said more must be done to ensure that society does not become polarised along religious lines


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755654/The-changing-face-Britain-A-child-Birmingham-likely-Muslim-Christian.html#ixzz3DKnNNohn

Anonymous said...

When WILL it be published? Sir John Chilcot's Iraq War inquiry might be delayed beyond 2015 election as Whitehall still doesn’t know what it can and can’t reveal
Legal letters to Labour figures, such as Tony Blair, are yet to be sent out
Whitehall sources say Sir John is still requesting classified documents
Revelations suggests the inquiry chief is yet to write his final report
Report now unlikely to be published before the 2015 General Election


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755483/When-WILL-published-Sir-John-Chilcot-s-Iraq-War-inquiry-delayed-2015-election-Whitehall-doesn-t-know-t-reveal.html#ixzz3DKptosH5

Anonymous said...

Ukip accused of politicising child sex abuse scandal by blaming Labour

Heywood and Middleton byelection candidate John Bickley claims party betrayed girls through 'love affair with immigration'

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/14/ukip-politicising-child-sex-abuse-claim-blame-labour

Anonymous said...

Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but he fell short of a parliamentary majority.

The Nordic region's biggest economy and one of the few star performers in Europe now faces a weak minority government with a possible political impasse as the anti-immigrant far right emerged as the third biggest party to hold the balance of power.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/14/sweden-election-minority-left-government

Anonymous said...

The Root Cause of the Latest Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in Britain.


http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-root-cause-of-the-latest-resurgence-of-anti-semitism-in-britain/5401755

Anonymous said...

Being 1 Of 2 White Students
In A Black City High School.


http://www.rense.com/general96/being12.html

Anonymous said...

Jews warn Europeans about "far right" parties

The organized Jewish community in Europe, lead by Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, is once again trying to dictate to Europeans who they can and cannot vote for. The Times of Israel reports:

http://www.therealistreport.com/2014/09/jews-warn-europeans-about-far-right.html

Anonymous said...

Hell will freeze over before BBC eco-zealots broadcast the truth

When will the BBC report honestly on climate change?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/11092517/Hell-will-freeze-over-before-BBC-eco-zealots-broadcast-the-truth.html

Anonymous said...

Public debate: can we have prejudice without the pride?


Join us on November 6 for a public debate about the changing perceptions of multicultural communities in the UK

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/02/public-debate-can-we-have-prejudice-without-the-pride?INTCMP=mic_233786

Anonymous said...

Ending the Continuing Stream of America’s Secret Shadow Govt Psyops.


http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/09/13/ending-the-continuing-stream-of-americas-secret-shadow-government-psyops/

Anonymous said...

LABOUR NUT JOB.

Labour Councillor Simon Parkes On Being Brought Up By Aliens


http://www.neonnettle.com/interviews/50-labour

Anonymous said...

Researcher who tried to expose Rotherham abuse ‘feared for life after police officers’ threat’


http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/researcher-who-tried-to-expose-rotherham-abuse-feared-for-life-after-police-officers-threat-1-6831507

Anonymous said...

"ANOTHER SCUM BAG SOCIAL WORKER"

'It was an amazing moment': Social worker gloats on Facebook over breaking up a family and revelling in the 'massive rollicking' the judge gave the parents
Siobhan Condon bragged on social media about court proceedings
Said judge had given parents a 'massive rollicking' over children
Family court proceedings are normally shrouded in secrecy
The 41-year-old gave enough detail to identify family in public Facebook post


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2755853/It-amazing-moment-Social-worker-gloats-Facebook-breaking-family-revelling-massive-rollicking-judge-gave-parents.html#ixzz3DO2AzIWS

Anonymous said...

Illuminati Assassins



http://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/illuminati-assassins/

Anonymous said...

German Scientists Ridicule New York Climate Conference As Major World Leaders Decline To Show Up -


http://notrickszone.com/2014/09/09/german-scientists-ridicule-new-york-climate-conference-as-major-world-leaders-decline-to-show-up/#sthash.iSO5xcsm.dpuf

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney Should be in Jail

When we don't punish the worst political criminals in our history, it sets a terrible
example for the rest of the world.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/dick-cheney-should-be-jail

Anonymous said...

Rampant Racism & Sexism in Zio Illuminati Jewish re-engineering of society continues unabated. -


http://henrymakow.com/#sthash.Timl796h.dpufnist Grants



Anonymous said...

WORLD WAR 3 FOR DUMMIES

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Present World Situation.


http://www.tomatobubble.com/id686.html

Anonymous said...

Help for Heroes conman jailed after stealing £300,000 of donations

Christopher Copeland got teams to set up donation stations at supermarkets and used fleet of former military vehicles

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/15/help-for-heroes-conman-jailed-300000-donations

nwn admin said...

This site will not support Help for Heroes and neither do almost all other ex-forces people. It's a scam is HfH.

Anyone who wishes to support an ex-forces charity ought to look at our links. The RBL and SSAFA are also worthy ex-forces charities.

Anonymous said...

Big Victory! UK Man Wins Court Case Against BBC for 9/11 Cover Up!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5lEZaHCaI

Anonymous said...

Israel's Endless Genocidal War On Palestine.


http://www.rense.com/general96/isendless.html

Anonymous said...

Ted Cruz another Israeli Mouthpiece.


http://www.batr.org/stupid/091514.html

Anonymous said...

"TORIES and UKIP ARE ONE"

The TTIP deal hands British sovereignty to multinationals

Cameron’s and Ukip’s backing for a treaty that lets corporations devour public services exposes their duplicity.

“It’s a serious threat to British democracy from Brussels.” “Faceless EU bureaucrats threaten to impose laws without the consent of the British people.” Both these statements could succinctly, and accurately, describe the proposed transatlantic trade and investment partnership – TTIP – between the European Union and the United States. But David Cameron is not scuttling to Brussels to display his bulldog spirit as he vetoes an attack on our country’s sovereignty. Nor will you catch Ukip issuing chilling warnings about EU rule. On the contrary, the Ukip MEP Roger Helmer says: “We have no alternative but to support the deal.”

Anonymous said...

Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested by a van load of police

Victim saw man she says abused her walking the town's streets
The now 28-year-old challenged him over claims of grooming and violence
But when police arrived, she was handcuffed and arrested by officers
She was 'shoved into van' by two officers in 'thuggish' arrest, witness says
Police later realised they had been hoping to interview her over claims
She refused to speak to them after she was reportedly pushed against wall


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756140/Rotherham-child-abuse-victim-confronts-alleged-abuser-street-SHE-arrested-van-load-police.html#ixzz3DVnKHiRN

Anonymous said...

Satan and Israeli woman give birth to ISIS. Satirical Iraqi TV show with Joker and Dracula.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP7SO8_IS9U

Anonymous said...

Zionist group publishes target list of ‘anti-Israel’ US professors.


http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/zionist-group-publishes-target-list-anti-israel-us-professors?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=1c22fb2d85-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-1c22fb2d85-290660781

Anonymous said...

IMF’s Lagarde (currently charged with embezzlement and fraud) praises Irish Government’s ‘clever’ cuts and taxes.


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/lagarde-charged-in-french-fraud-scandal/story-e6frg6so-1227039339378?nk=577e608f0706deba2db2753f7a9139b3

Households face 'lost decade' of falling living standards as grim Budget forecasts slash size of the UK economy by £65bn British...