Guardian’s tax hypocrisy, continued

Following on from Saturday’s post about The Guardian’s rank hypocrisy on tax avoidance, Guido Fawkes, FCABlog and Tim Worstall have kept up the pressure.

Today Guido has gone further than the Tweets carried on this blog and catalogued the facts about The Guardian’s tax avoidance which in 2008 saw Guardian Media Group pay 0% (zero percent) in corporation taxes on their £302 million profits.  Kerrching!!  Despite this The Guardian has been running a concerted campaign against Barclays for using the same tax avoidance measures employed (more successfully it seems) by Guardian Media Group.

The protesters of UKUncut have been occupying Barclays branches in protest demanding they pay more tax in the UK, despite the bank paying a huge sum in other taxes to the Exchequer.  This leads us to ask the obvious question:

When are tax loving UKUncut travellers going to occupy the offices of The Guardian in protest at their tax avoidance?

7 Responses to “Guardian’s tax hypocrisy, continued”


  1. 1 Grumpy Old Man 21/02/2011 at 7:04 pm

    It’s not wrong when Lefties do it

  2. 2 stupidboy 21/02/2011 at 10:55 pm

    What was Johnny Howarth up to when he spent 3 months with UK Uncut for the Guardian? Perhaps he was taking notes on how the Scott Trust can deal with unruly students when Uk Uncut realise their saintly oracle is not what it seems. The Guardian would then have to rely on thick coppers squirting cs spray into students’ faces and arresting them for aggravated trespass of the GMG’s self-righteous pastures.

  3. 3 Tom 22/02/2011 at 1:39 am

    When are tax loving UKUncut travellers going to occupy the offices of The Guardian in protest at their tax avoidance?

    Quite… I think you might have to wait a while for the answer to that question!

  4. 4 The Gray Monk 22/02/2011 at 10:37 am

    When are Ministers going to order the cancellation of the Whitehall contracts for job advertising, government contracting and subscriptions for this blatant propaganda rag? We should also find out how much the BBC subscription to it costs and demand the Licence Fee be reduced by at least that amount – if the Directors want to continue to use it as their news and opinion source – let them pay for it out of their own pockets.


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