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Inevitability…

08/12/2010

     A lot has been made of the “inevitability” of these cuts, and as a result protests like the ones happening throughout the country come under unnecessary and unwarranted criticism. We students are protesting because we do not believe these cuts need to be made, we are protesting against cuts that have been made to defend the interest of those who caused the financial crisis we are in and/or will be disproportionately unaffected by it.

More could be done by the government to scrutinise those people who both own most of the wealth in the country and yet pay relatively small amounts of tax. A slight increase in capital gains tax, or more restrictions placed on those businessmen who declare themselves as non-domiciled citizens despite running a business in and from the United Kingdom could make all the difference and would be an effective alternative to the proposed cuts to education and the increase in tuition fees.

     Even blatant tax avoidance by the richest in the country goes untested, sending massive amounts of dividends to relatives who are given positions in the company living in Morocco or other states which would be considered “tax-havens” from those earning massive amounts of money. If the government chose to act upon these issues rather than going after the citizens who are the most vulnerable, then there would be need for many of the debilitating cuts which are to come into effect. And there certainly wouldn’t be any need for protest.

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3 Comments
  1. ▲Krop permalink

    Solidarity comrade.

  2. And of course even the chancellor avoids tax (the even bigger joke being the fact that he has to employ an accountant to work it out!)

    Sorry I couldn’t stay longer with you, hope it’s going well!

  3. Standards Commission permalink

    “If the government chose to act upon these issues rather than going after the citizens who are the most vulnerable, then there would be need for many of the debilitating cuts which are to come into effect. And there certainly wouldn’t be any need for protest.”

    Read this again. Surely should read “would be NO need”?

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