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    Offshore Fund Scandal Sees UK Cameron's Popularity Plummet

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    A total of 73 percent supported the idea that the current and future UK prime ministers should be obliged to publish full financial details, according to the poll.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A total of 57 percent of Brits trust UK Prime Minister David Cameron less after his statements on links to his father's offshore investment fund, a snap poll revealed on Friday.

    According to Sky Data poll, 43 percent of those polled disagreed with the statement "I trust Cameron less now than I did a week ago." A total of 73 percent supported the idea that the current and future UK prime ministers should be obliged to publish full financial details, while 27 percent of those interviewed disagreed.

    On Sunday, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung published alleged documents, obtained in a data leak by Panama firm Mossack Fonseca, that suggested that the prime minister's father Ian Cameron was a director of the offshore investment fund Blairmore Holdings, run from the Bahamas.

    David Cameron's first reaction on Tuesday was to say he did not own any shares. However, he admitted on Thursday he had sold his share worth 30,000 pounds ($42,000 at the current exchange rates) in the Blairmore Holdings shortly before assuming the prime minister's office.

    The pollster interviewed 1,007 of Sky News customers by short messages earlier in the day.

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