Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    Again, is this the "put up or shut up" mentality? I can't stand people who preach "this is just how things are so you shouldn't bother trying to make a change".


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    No, the difference is that I actually don't care, if I was in their position I would have done exactly the same.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    I'm really not that fussed about the whole thing to be honest. It isn't news that rich people do everything they can to avoid tax.
    I recognise that too, but when it's someone who is the head of the country & has spouted endless ------ before about cracking down on tax evasion/avoidance then it's a bit different IMO
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Inexorably)
    I recognise that too, but when it's someone who is the head of the country & has spouted endless ------ before about cracking down on tax evasion/avoidance then it's a bit different IMO
    It wasn't directly him doing it as far as I am aware, it was his late father.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    This is the reason why this country is so messed up - The British stiff upper lip. I actually respect people who get out there expressing how they feel rather than these useless people sitting on their arses hating on forums.

    Brits need to get out of the stiff upper lip (put up or shut up) mentality. These people have every right to protest.



    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Of course they have the democratic right to protest. I'm just saying that they are being idiots since they are never going to make Cameron resign when he has been voted in fairly and has not actually broken any laws. Also, having a stiff upper lip is a good thing- we should be patient and only protest if there is someone we feel really strongly about- around 3/4 of the people protesting today are just there because they think it's a bit of fun over the weekend.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by LordGaben)
    https://www.facebook.com/rob1972/vid...4110453578000/ Lol. Im Not from a economics background but still find this funny
    That's the funniest thing i've heard all week.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by FarageCollage)
    so there's a guy with an anarchy flag in the crowd
    surely david cameron was appealing to an anarchist spirit/civil disobedience by disobeying the law by avoiding taxes though...?
    hypocrites
    I'm not sure any reasonable description of anarchist politics includes supporting the role of offshore tax havens for the super-rich. :teehee:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I'm not sure any reasonable description of anarchist politics includes supporting the role of offshore tax havens for the super-rich. :teehee:
    i.e. - henry david thoreau was an anarchist who opposed paying taxes in favour of civil disobedience.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I'm not sure any reasonable description of anarchist politics includes supporting the role of offshore tax havens for the super-rich. :teehee:
    There's plenty of anarcho-capitalists who would support that sort of thing. It is peculiar how so-called left-wing anarchists seem to be among the most authoritarian people out.

    You could probably find some Objectivists and the like who'd tell you not avoiding tax by every legal method was inherently immoral, as it substituted your responsibility to the state unnecessarily.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, the difference is that I actually don't care, if I was in their position I would have done exactly the same.
    THIS


    sums up the real problem with the world, rather than david camerons dad avoiding taxes.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by L i b)
    There's plenty of anarcho-capitalists who would support that sort of thing. It is peculiar how so-called left-wing anarchists seem to be among the most authoritarian people out.

    You could probably find some Objectivists and the like who'd tell you not avoiding tax by every legal method was inherently immoral, as it substituted your responsibility to the state unnecessarily.
    I was just saying, it's not likely to be a bedrock principle, I get that various anarchists or people describing themselves as anarchist-influenced are also libertarian towards things like tax collection.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    "Dave's not CLEVER, Dave's not BIG, stop ****ing us, like you ****ed that PIG"

    Oh, lol wow. :laugh:
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    It's a shame they didn't break out the water cannons.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    It's a shame they didn't break out the water cannons.
    It was a shame, but we did get to see the French get tear gassed, so it wasn't all bad.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    It was a shame, but we did get to see the French get tear gassed, so it wasn't all bad.
    Every cloud....
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 10, 2016
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.