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Anti-tax-dodge protestors to hit FIFTY towns & cities on 18 Dec 2010 Watch

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    Crikey - as if bad snow wasn't enough to put off shoppers on thr last weekend before Christmas, protestors will be camped out front.

    A bad month for Pip Green, Arcadia & Vodafone? (In terms of both publicity & bottom line)
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    Wern't they planning a few of these on Monday and Tuesday and nothing happend?
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    Last I knew, tax avoidance was perfectly legal. This is the reason decent accountants can charge much higher than others, and get paid for theirservices.

    Tax evasion is the illegal one, which is not what these are doing. If they want to protest, maybe they should do so to those that can change the law.
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    So they are targeting people who do legal things? I wish a few stores would just close down so that their local town suffers from the resulting unemployment, these idiots can then get beaten up by the people out of a job and we will see the end of irrational "protesting"
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    What is ironic is that those business entities under attack will likely see reduced turnover, reduced profits and therefore will pay even less tax.

    Somehow the phrase "cutting of one's nose.............." springs to mind.

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    (Original post by loafer)
    Well, they could be better off protesting outside the hypocritical Guardian offices.

    Last year they made a £300 million profit - and payed not a single penny of corporation tax, not a penny.

    Add the fact that the Guardian Media Group holding company is now based in the Cayman Islands tax haven and operates through shell organisations throughout the world to avoid as much tax as it legally can.

    Of course - Th Guardian practices legal tax avoidance, not illegal evasion - but so does everyone else targeted by these morons.
    The Guardian is a loss-making paper... it made a loss of £60m in the last financial year and a loss of £100m the year before that. Anyway I'm not really sure what the Guardian has to do with this?
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    Have a listen to a debate on Radio4 at http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today...00/9297224.stm with views from both sides.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    The Guardian is a loss-making paper... it made a loss of £60m in the last financial year and a loss of £100m the year before that. Anyway I'm not really sure what the Guardian has to do with this?
    The Guardian's been publishing a number of favourable articles on the UK Uncut protests.
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    (Original post by ish90an)
    So they are targeting people who do legal things? I wish a few stores would just close down so that their local town suffers from the resulting unemployment, these idiots can then get beaten up by the people out of a job and we will see the end of irrational "protesting"
    By the wonders of the free market, if the tax dodgers close down, then other shops selling the same things will spring up in their place and re-employ the people who lost their jobs so your senario is a bit unrelaistic.
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    They really don't stand a chance... my fathers doing this and he is acting within the law.
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    (Original post by Maker)
    By the wonders of the free market, if the tax dodgers close down, then other shops selling the same things will spring up in their place and re-employ the people who lost their jobs so your senario is a bit unrelaistic.
    Except they won't, they will think "we can't make a profit here even if we stay within the law in case some hippies start thrashing our stores" and decide to move elsewhere as well, especially once they grow big enough to realize they need to save as much cost as possible within the law because that's what their competitors around the globe are doing.
 
 
 
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