on Tuesday 5 August over her refusal to pay taxes that contribute to the war
in Iraq. She has paid the military part of her taxes to an aid agency for
war and famine relief.
legal action over her refusal to pay taxes for war. She believes that paying
for others to kill is morally equivalent to being forced to kill for
'Now that men are in less demand but money never more so - to buy or build
horrific weapons of mass destruction for our own use - it is convenient for
the state to disallow and gloss over any independence of conscience in the
matter' says Mrs Boughton'.
Mrs Boughton will be available for interview after the hearing.
time/date: Tuesday 5 August, 3pm
venue: Oxford County Court, St Aldates, Oxford
contact: Oliver Haslam 020 7561 1061 / 07947 159844
for further details contact:
conscience the peace tax campaign,
1B Waterlow Road, London N19 5NJ
020 7561 1061
Oliver Haslam 07947 159844
notes for journalists:
1. conscience the peace tax campaign campaigns for the legal right for those
with a conscientious objection to war to have the military part of their
taxes spent on peacebuilding initiatives. conscience is supported by over 90
parliamentarians from the six main British political parties and is the
British affiliate of Conscience & Peace Tax International, a
non-governmental organisation with special consultative status at the
Economic and Social Council of the UN.