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UKUncut and HM Revenue & Customs permanent secretary for tax

13 Nov

From: http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2124051/uk-uncut-invades-stage-hartnett-speech

Emphasis in red are mine.

PROTESTORS FROM UK Uncut invaded a conference where Dave Hartnett was speaking to ‘thank’ him on behalf of Goldman Sachs and Vodafone.

The protestors, dressed as executives, entered the LexisNexis Tax Journal conference in the City of London, while the HM Revenue & Customs permanent secretary for tax was speaking. They handed him bottles of champagne and flowers, saying “we love you Dave” and started singing “for he’s a jolly good fellow, and so say Goldman Sachs“.

Hartnett has appeared before the Public Accounts committee to explain why the Exchequer lost up to £10m when agreeing a deal with Goldman Sachs.

University College London student Katie Clarke said: “Dave Hartnett signed off Vodafone’s £6bn tax dodge. That money could have prevented not just the cuts to higher education, but all of the cuts in public services over the past year. If Hartnett had a shred of self-respect he’d resign immediately.” “

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