Billy Bragg explains his tax protest
"To me, paying my income tax is an expression of social solidarity; a means of making a contribution to the common good. Paying taxes is a way of recognising that in any society that we - all of us – have some degree of responsibility for one another.
When the invisible hand of capitalism failed to lift a finger to help the Royal Bank of Scotland, it was the People’s hand that reached out to save them: the compassionate hand that holds the new-born baby at birth; the teaching hand that guides the child in the classroom; the caring hand that helps us when we’re old and infirm."
Now listen on. It's less than five minutes long, and powerfully put.