From the TUC

Web links for 11th June 2009

11 Jun 2009, by in Web links

  • Rob Killick has a good take on those arguing that class no longer matters
  • A very good overview from Richard Murphy of the current tax debate. One para strikes home:
    “Companies use secrecy jurisdictions to reduce their tax bills. We all know that. They say it’s legal. I’m not going to dispute it. But chucking carbon into the atmosphere is also legal: no one disputes that either. But it’s most certainly seen as an issue relating to corporate responsibility. And child labour is legal in very many countries in the world. But ask any garment manufacturer about the corporate risk of being seen to use it and it’s clear that legality is not the definition of acceptability when it comes to corporate responsibility.”