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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 June 2011

Cardiff NHS protest against Topshop tax dodger

Dave Reid
UK Uncut protest against banks and to save the NHS in Cardiff, photo Socialist Party Wales

UK Uncut protest against banks and to save the NHS in Cardiff, photo Socialist Party Wales   (Click to enlarge)

Topshop in Cardiff city centre was occupied on Saturday 28 May. This was in protest at cuts to the NHS taking place while billionaire business people like Topshop's owner Sir Phillip Green avoid paying tax.

Green, for example, gave himself a bonus of 1.2 billion, but paid it to his wife who is registered as a resident of Monaco and so avoided paying 500 million tax in Britain.

UK Uncut activists joined with members of Cardiff Against the Cuts, socialists and other anti-capitalist campaigners to occupy Topshop's flagship store in Wales for an hour. Security personnel grappled with peaceful protesters as Topshop management closed the store.

Hundreds of shoppers and protesters gathered outside the store as a stand-off with the police developed. Most shoppers supported the protest.

UK Uncut protest against banks and to save the NHS in Cardiff, photo Socialist Party Wales

UK Uncut protest against banks and to save the NHS in Cardiff, photo Socialist Party Wales   (Click to enlarge)

The UK Uncut occupation coincided with a number of protests in Cardiff city centre.

Some Spanish students had organised a Democratia Real Ya rally in support of youth occupying squares in Spanish cities against unemployment. Cardiff Against the Cuts organised a 'Busk Against the Cuts' and Socialist Party members campaigned against 1.9 billion being cut from the NHS in Wales.

All four campaigns came together at the Topshop protest.

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In The Socialist 1 June 2011:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Rage against bankers

Fifa scandal

Glencore - Profiting from global hunger

New attacks on women's sexual and reproductive rights

Disabled protester - "inadvertently struck with a police baton"

Shoesmith sacking - social work under growing pressure

Gil Scott-Heron

News in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Egypt and Tunisia: Revolutions at the crossroads

Greece: unite the struggles and bring down the government


National Shop Stewards Network

Strike - to defend jobs and pensions


Socialist Party NHS campaigning

Government plans for the NHS: Privatisation and world class profits!

"Frontline first" a dangerous tactic - unity is the key

Cardiff NHS protest against Topshop tax dodger

Demonstration against closure of day centre in Llandeilo


Socialist Party workplace news

Southampton - council workers' strike spreads

Saltend construction workers' struggle ends

TUC disability conference

Lewisham teachers - Action threat spells victory

Newcastle East Coast rail call centre - Save jobs!

Workplace news in brief


Socialist history

18 years since Stephen Lawrence murder


Youth fight for jobs and education

Coventry action against academies grows

Yorkshire meetings make Jarrow plans


Socialist Party feature

Lib Dems - a party rooted in capitalism


 

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