Sir David Rowat Barclay and Sir Frederick Hugh Barclay (both born on 27 October 1934) are British businessmen. The identical twin brothers have very substantial business interests primarily in media, retail and property (Wikipedia). Also, Guardian article here.
The Barclay brothers were knighted in 2000 but truly do not deserve their knighthoods:
Introducing the Barclay Brothers
1 – They own a UK media empire (among others Telegraph & Spectator)
2 – They own a Hotel Group (among others, The Ritz in London)
3 – They bought an island in The Channel and built a castle on it and have been mistreating the local populations ever since.
4- The Barclay brothers dodge tax (Read the Times story here: link. Also Private Eye no. 1322, p. 33)
5 – They are suing the the HMRC for around £1bn of taxpayers’ money because a company they own (online shopping site Littlewoods) didn’t get enough money back in overpaid tax. The HMRC has already repaid more than £200 million in overpaid VAT and almost £270 million in simple interest on the VAT since October 2004 – but the Barclay Brothers want £1bn as they want a compounded interest rate.
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