Friday, 31 August 2012

Greens avoidance hypocrisy

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Thats from someone fairly high up in the Green party, i don't agree but he sounds consistent

Well thats is until we have a little look in (Yep you guessed it) Brighton and Hove council, If you look at Mays spending you find an odd entry.

Just a few months later they paid Vodafone out of public funds despite this :

" Companies such as the mobile phone giant Vodafone contribute low or even zero corporation tax payments to the Exchequer. This may appear justified, given that they pay hundreds of millions in National Insurance, VAT, business rates and myriad other charges that are to all intents and purposes unavoidable.*

And there is this from UKuncut:

" When this government let Vodafone get away with not paying a £6bn tax bill earlier this year they sent a very clear message to UK citizens: we are not all in this together. Ordinary people must accept savage public spending cuts, whilst rich corporations can avoid paying billions and billions in tax.

It was not a one off. Rich corporations and individuals collectively get away with dodging £95bn every single year. We are told that there is no alternative to drastic cuts to public services but collecting the tax dodged by the super-rich would render the vast majority of the government’s spending cuts unnecessary."

I would like you all to remember why i am having a look at Brighton and Hove Council, It is for their sub-human treatment of an 80 year old pensioner. 

If the Greens were serious about tax avoidance then they would not have used the services of Vodafone right? 

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