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UK Uncut Protest At Barclays Bank Greed: The Rich Are Elsewhere (Photos)

by | 19th, February 2011

IN London’s Soho, supporters of UK Uncut are inside the local branch of Barclays Bank to protest over claims of tax avoidance by blocking the entrance to the building.

The group says their plan is to “open them [banks] up“, occupy them and transform them into “something people need, but will be cut“. One banner says “We’re not all in this together”.

But Bob Diamond, head of Barclays, and the bankers are sorry – sorry their bonuses aren’t bigger.

But let’s not just get at the banks – what of those public servants taking home a fortune at our expense?

What about the likes of Phil Dolan? He was chief executive of South Somerset district council. The Telegraph says he received £569,000 of taxpayers’ money in salary, pension and redundancy payments after leaving his post.

We are not all in it together. The elite are swimming in it. And the voters and apathetic taxpayers are peeping in from the outside…

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Supporters of UK Uncut outside Barclays Bank in Soho, central London, protesting over claims of tax avoidance.



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