Robin Hood in the City

By Carlos Martin Tornero

The legendary hero is said to have changed the forests of Sherwood for the skycrapers of the City in order to lead a campaign to promote a tax bearing his name.

Source: Robin Hood Tax press kit

More than half a million people took the streets of London yesterday in the biggest demonstration since the protests against the war on Iraq in 2003. The march of the alternative held this saturday the 26th, gathered people from all walks of life to protest against the cuts that are undermining vital public services around the country.

As an alternative to the cuts, a campaign called the Robin Hood Hood Tax is calling to increase the taxes on banks. The initiative is inspired by the legendary hero who was known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Source: Robin Hood Tax press kit

Carlos Martin Tornero went to the offices of the Robin Hood Tax and talked to Simon Chouffout, spokesman for the campaign. Listen here to find out more:

The bank bailout cost the taxpayers 1 trillion pounds. The crazy thing is that two years later banks are reporting huge profits. They survived and we are facing cuts to our services, so it´s really about them giving something back

 

Simon Chouffot, spokesman for the Robin Hood Tax Campaign (Image: Carlos Martin Tornero)

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