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Pro-Cuts Rally

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The self styled tax payers alliance is funded by individuals and organisations who wish to avoid paying taxes. It's not a membership organisation. The BBC and other news media are more than happy to publish their press releases without much scrutiny and it is a very successful lobbying organisation. The staff of the taxpayers alliance were paid to be there today. And paid much more than the minimum wage.

The organisations behind it when known are very similar to the bodies who ran workers' blacklists

"Sixty per cent of donations come from individuals or groups giving more than £5,000. The Midlands Industrial Council, which has donated £1.5m to the Conservatives since 2003, said it has given around £80,000 on behalf of 32 owners of private companies. David Alberto, co-owner of serviced office company Avanta, has donated a suite in Westminster worth £100,000 a year, because he opposes the level of tax on businesses.

Construction magnate Malcolm McAlpine and a spokesman for JCB tycoon Sir Anthony Bamford, have said they also helped fund the TPA.

The group has been accused of hypocrisy and possible illegality after it was revealed that it had been claiming tax relief on donations received from wealthy backers, which were intended for the purposes of political research."

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You too can talk nonsense about public services by using the tax payers alliance rent a gob quote generator.

stick your info and home town here

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Thanks for the info, Dex. Totally amazing protest. I hope they don't sway Cameron and Co too much because according to Fraser of Allander Institute at Strathclyde Uni. "the UK economy is displaying weakness and that may in part be due to the fiscal consolidation".

Prof Brian Ashcroft quoted in The Herald Business yesterday, points out that it's a concern that households are not recovering their spending patterns. David Blanchflower, former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, previously warned that Scotland was in 'great danger' from public spending cuts. His view is that these will provid eo be 'the greatest macroeconomic mistake in the last 100 years'.

In the meantime Germany and France have strong economic growth - difficult for the Coalition as we lag behind our European counterparts.

Pro-Cuts, you would have to be daft.

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I'm sure Cameron and co are smiling happily.

Well Cameron is, I'm not sure about Cleggy boy, I think he sits down rather gingerly these days

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