Thursday, 4 November 2010
This Saturday: Vodafone protest in Newcastle
Saturday 6th November - assemble 12 noon at Grey's Monument, Newcastle
IT'S NOT OUR CRISIS - MAKE THE RICH PAY
Bring posters, placards, banners
Called by the 70-strong public meeting hosted by Tyne and Wear Coalition of Resistance this week.
See tax dodger poster and flyer HERE
If you're on Facebook sign up for the event HERE
As George Osborne cheerfully sets about slashing welfare and public services for the very poorest, the Vodafone case gives lie to his claim that "we are all in this together".
This summer, the new ConDem government let Vodafone off a large portion of tax (the exact figure is not known, with Vodafone claiming reports of £6 billion are incorrect) after HMRC settled a longstanding tax dispute with the company.
The original Private Eye expose on the decision reports that one senior figure at the HMRC called it "an unbelievable cave in".
See HERE for UK Uncut Facebook reports and photos of other vodafone protests.