Posts Tagged ‘UKUncut’

Ed Miliband got egged for not having the guts to stand up to austerity

by Ellie Mae OHagan.

Now that cuts are biting, people are desperate for an alternative, but Labour didn’t have the courage to provide it. Having eggs pelted at you seems almost a rite of passage for politicians, and if that’s the case Ed Miliband must be feeling pretty ministerial these days. Miliband fell victim to his second egging yesterday afternoon, […]

HMRC let Goldman Sachs off tax to avoid “major embarrassment” to Osborne

by Newsdesk.

In the legal case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the ‘sweetheart’ tax deal with Goldman Sachs, details have emerged of a controversial cover up to avoid political embarrassment at the heart of government. It came to light in the High Court that the former tax chief, Dave Hartnett, chose to waive the £20 […]

UK Uncut takes on the Inland Revenue and Goldman Sachs on behalf of the 99%

by Jon Lansman.

UK Uncut has been granted leave to challenge the so-called “sweetheart” deal between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Goldman Sachs, which saved the bank up to £20m. UKUncuts’s case will now go to a full judicial review where its lawyers will argue that HMRC failed to carry out its legal duty to renegotiate a deal with […]

The future isn’t what it used to be

by Newsdesk.

UK Uncut, the anti-cuts direct action group, has today announced a new plan of action to start shortly before the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic period. The group, best known for targeting tax dodgers, will hold street parties in major towns and cities across the UK in the run up to the Jubilee and […]

UK Uncut to shut down Westminster Bridge in protest over NHS bill

by Jon Lansman.

Thousands are expected to occupy one of London’s most iconic landmarks on 9th October in last-ditch attempt to defeat the bill condemned by doctors as ‘undermining all that is precious about the NHS’. UK Uncut has announced that it is planning a spectacular act of mass civil disobedience in a last-ditch attempt to defeat the […]

The anti-cuts movement needs direction

by Owen Jones.

It is easy to take for granted that we have a movement against this Government at all. We’re only 9 months into Cameron’s Britain, and already thousands of people are willing to march again and again in freezing temperatures. On Saturday’s anti-cuts demo in London, I felt the same pride I have felt at each […]

Corporate Britain is running scared

by Jon Lansman.

We know that web-based organisations like Wikileaks and UKUncut are doing a great job, but it is still gratifying to read that corporate Britain is running scared as a result.  The question is will it make the tax dodgers clean up their act. PR Week gives us some clues, but it’s not god news! The […]

Right-wing press veto tax dodging campaign

by Jon Lansman.

Two right-wing newspapers, the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph, have today refused to carry ads opposing tax dodging (shown left) placed by campaign 38 Degrees, on the pretext that they could be viewed as libellous. The ads have been nevertheless accepted by the Guardian and Independent, and now 38 Degrees plan to run them on bus shelters and […]

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