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    No Surprises: Majority of Brits 'Calm' About Panama Papers Allegations

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    Only eight percent of respondents expressed surprise at the tax haven allegation made in the so-called Panama Papers leak, including on the offshore income of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's, according to the poll.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A total of 82 percent of British citizens are not surprised by the allegations made in the so-called Panama Papers leak, including on the offshore income of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's, a new poll revealed Friday.

    Only eight percent of respondents expressed surprise at the tax haven allegation, the poll conducted by YouGov research company showed.

    According to the information published by Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday, David Cameron's father, Ian Cameron, was a director of the offshore investment fund Blairmore Holdings, run from the Bahamas. The newspaper claimed its report was based on the materials leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama firm selling offshore companies.

    Cameron admitted in an ITV News interview on Thursday he had sold his share in his late father's offshore investment fund Blairmore Holdings. He insisted that his father’s fund was not set up to avoid taxes and stressed that he had nothing to hide about his financial affairs.

    According to the YouGov poll, 56 percent of respondents said that they did not consider Cameron open and honest about his family's tax affairs. 

    ​Only 18 percent of interviewed believe that the British prime minister was honest while speaking about his family's affairs.

    The survey was conducted in the United Kingdom from April 6 to 7, with some 1,612 adults interviewed.

    Mossack Fonseca did not validate the information contained in the Panama Papers leaks and accused reporters of gaining unauthorized access to its proprietary documents. It warned that using unlawfully-obtained data was a crime that it would not hesitate to punish by legal means.

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