The Vodafone protests continue

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As the Observer notes:

Campaigners have threatened to extend direct action protests after once again forcing Vodafone stores to shut.

Activists have gathered under the banner of UK Uncut to demonstrate against Vodafone, claiming it has been let off a tax bill — an allegation strongly denied by both the company and HM Revenue and Customs.

After another day of protests today, campaigners said they planned to target other high street stores and banks.

The argument about whether the tax avoided was £6 billion or not is a red herring — as I am sure Vodafone and H M Revenue & Customs both know. The question is why a settlement was reached when HMRC was winning its case. And why the overall tax burden of UK based multinational corporations is falling so fast.

I hope the protestors continue to demand tax justice.