As Ritchie says:
A little over a year ago UK Uncut began its protests, and the world looked on, bemused. Unsurprisingly, I wasn’t: I knew they’d hit the zeitgeist, although they and Occupy have done so in ways I could never have imagined. It’s been my pleasure to support both movements in the last year.
Tomorrow is a mass day of action by UK Uncut. Vodafone remains a rightful target. And the pressure is working. As the Mail reports:
Deals struck with the tax authorities to wipe billions of pounds off company bills are to be investigated by a former high court judge.
Sir Andrew Park will scrutinise the tax settlements of ten companies – including Vodafone and Goldman Sachs – following allegations that agreements were made between the firms and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to write off unpaid tax bills.
That’s the good news.
And it’s the right news we need to hear.
It is the news we need to hear. Absolutely correct.
Sir Andrew knows what he\’s talking about on tax.
called to the Bar Lincoln\’s Inn 1964, bencher 1986, in practice at Revenue Bar 1965-97, recorder of the Crown Ct 1989-95, judge of the High Ct of Justice (Chancery Div) 1997-2006
Now I\’ve my colours pretty much nailed to the mast on this subject, as has Ritchie. It\’s going to be terribly exciting to find out who is right, isn\’t it?
Further, the Public Accounts Committee report on the subject was apparently leaked to The Times for this morning. Anyone actually cough up for that paper and want to tell us what it says?