A few quick pics from today's TakeVAT protest at Heathrow airport - see below for leaflet text. What struck me was the number of conversations people were having with holidaymakers and other passengers whilst watching the protest. There's a growing realisation about the unfair way in which the government(s) makes the rich richer, and hits the rest of us making us pay for their crisis.
Why we are doing this:
Did you know that the aviation industry pays no VAT?
This year it went up to 20% for the rest of us.
We think its unfair.
Aviation fuel is also tax free.
These tax dodgers cost the person on an average wage an extra £500 a year in taxes.
One of the dirtiest and noisiest industries in the world pays the least tax.
That’s plain stupid!
Original article on IMC London: http://london.indymedia.org/articles/7342