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The rich get richer

In making his leadership pitch/ To get doubtful Tories to switch/ Old Boris decided/ With Britain divided/ It’s time to cut tax for the rich./// In making his leadership pitchTo get doubtful Tories to switchOld Boris decidedWith Britain dividedIt's time … Continue reading

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Revolting Tories

A number of Tory MPs/ Are feeling a little unease/ At Hammond now breaking/ A firm undertaking/ To rule out increased NICs./// https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/09/theresa-may-philip-hammond-face-serious-tory-revolt-over-tax-on-self-employed A number of Tory MPsAre feeling a little uneaseAt Hammond now breakingA firm undertakingTo rule out increased … Continue reading

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Family Fortunes

A tax-dodging fund named Blairmore/ Hides all of its money offshore./ The son of the founder/ Is now a propounder/ Of benefit cuts for the poor./// http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/04/panama-papers-david-cameron-father-tax-bahamas A tax-dodging fund named BlairmoreHides all of its money offshore.The son of the … Continue reading

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Don’t be Stingy

A very big firm making stacks/ Found HMRC rather lax/ Now bosses at Google/ Who’ve long been so frugal/ Have kindly agreed to pay tax./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35381130 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/690938742186590209

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Anti-Social Network

A network came in for attacks/ Regarding avoidance of tax/ What no UK profit?/ Oh Facebook come off it/ Brit users are earning you stacks!/// http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/22/facebook-uk-corporation-tax https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/653630446870339584

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OMG HSBC!

The chairman of HSBC/ Which, unchecked by HMRC/ Used every occasion/ To push tax evasion,/ Then joined HMG. OMG!/// http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/10/hsbc-files-hmrc-cleared-stephen-green-for-peerage-misconduct-data The chairman of #HSBC Which, unchecked by #HMRC Used every occasion To push tax evasion, Then joined HMG. OMG! — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) … Continue reading

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For Good!

A boy band whose profits were fat/Have caused a political spat/Whatever you did/To save a few quid/We want your back taxes – Take That! /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27364089 A boy band whose profits were fatHave caused a political spatWhatever you didTo save … Continue reading

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Nero to Zero

A coffee chain called Caffe Nero/ Paid company taxes of zero./ But Big Steve the poet/ Let everyone know it – / A new social media hero./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27156985 A coffee chain called #caffenero Paid company taxes of zero.But Big Steve … Continue reading

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Nero to Zero

A coffee chain called Caffe Nero/ Paid company taxes of zero./ But Big Steve the poet/ Let everyone know it – / A new social media hero./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27291283 A coffee chain called #caffenero Paid company taxes of zero. But Big Steve … Continue reading

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Patronise the Poor, Forty-four

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps/ Knew all about working class chaps/ I gather their lingo/ Is all beer and bingo/ He said, in a notable lapse. ///http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/19/grant-shapps-bingo-and-beer-joke-causes-twitter-storm Conservative chairman Grant Shapps Knew all about working class chaps I gather their lingo Is all beer … Continue reading

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