TJN joins huge rally in London
While we enjoyed the carnival atmosphere of the huge rally, it was also gratifying to see how many people were carrying posters making the point that an alternative to public service cuts is to cut Britain's tax gap - estimated at £120 billion. The tax gap is an estimate of losses of revenue due to tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax simply not being collected. Even if just 20 per cent of the gap were collected, the scale of cuts being imposed by the government could be massively reduced.
Away from the trade union march, UK Uncut activists held non-violent sit-down actions across London's West End, closing many stores - the picture below was taken at Dorothy Perkins on Oxford Street [part of Philip Green's retail empire] - and for the first time targeting Fortnum & Mason on Piccadilly.