Nine activists will be appearing in Brighton Magistrates Court on
13thSeptember for a two week trial and they need your support!
The nine took part in a nationwide protest to raise awareness about Sir Philip Green’s tax avoidance, superglueing themselves to Topshop’s windows as ‘Tax Dodger’ mannequins to make sure their point st(r)uck hom:
Billionaire retail tycoon Sir Philip Green owns the Arcadia Group, whose fashion chains include Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton, Evans and Dorothy Perkins.
Green – one of the UK’s most “successful” retailers – gets away with not paying millions into the public purse because his wife, Tina, is the direct owner of the Arcadia Group. Tina, as it happens, is officially a resident in Monaco, where zero income tax is charged.
Despite this, David Cameron felt it appropriate to appoint Sir Green as an advisor to the government on austerity measures.
This sort of corporate-government hypocrisy is unacceptable.
With ongoing announcements of worrying spending cuts
(http://ind.pn/o5Qj6n<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/top-hospital-to-be-closed-as-cash-crisis-engulfs-nhs-2349300.html>), public outrage over the destruction of their communities is at an all time high.
This blog will be updated daily from the day before to the close of the trial. Stay tuned.
We need and appreciate your support.