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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 April 2016
Reactionary EU campaigners implicated in Panama Papers
RMT banner No to EU austerity, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Clive Heemskerk, TUSC national election agent
One aspect of the Panama Papers revelations not widely commented on is the links with the reactionary Vote Leave and Grassroots Out EU referendum campaigns of some of the 'offshore investors' named.
This is significant. The Electoral Commission is currently deciding which of these two organisations, or a third - the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) - will be appointed as the official Leave campaign in June's referendum.
The group chosen will be given access to TV broadcasts and substantial public resources - a £13 million free mailshot for starters.
It would be a scandal if taxpayers' money went to organisations whose backers do everything to avoid paying tax.
At the very least the Electoral Commission should do a proper audit of the business backers of Grassroots Out and Vote Leave before they make their designation decision.
Alternatively, they can designate TUSC as the lead campaign for Leave. You won't find our supporters on the Panama lists.
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In The Socialist 13 April 2016:
Panama Papers reveal corrupt system of the 1%
Austerity not needed
Reactionary EU campaigners implicated by Panama Papers
Another Fifa corruption scandal
Houses for offshore investment, we're stuck at home
Socialist Party workplace news
Nationalise to save all Steel jobs
Save BIS Sheffield: we won't be a Northern Poorhouse!
RMT branch calls for TUSC backing to continue
Doctors fight on against imposed contracts
Construction workers defend jobs and pay
Workplace news in brief
Review: Militant by Michael Crick
Review: 'Militant' by Michael Crick
Solidarity with refugees: fight for jobs, homes and services for all
Campaigning for scholarships for refugees - and free education for all
International socialist news and analysis
France: full-scale struggle with government is erupting
Bangladesh: stop the Rampal power project
Brazil: solidarity with attacked civil servants
International Panama Papers protests
Bosses back EU to boost NHS sell-offs
Socialist Party campaigns
Library occupation ends with march on cutting council
Sales of the Socialist on the rise, read all about it!
No A-level courses in Knowsley thanks to 'academies' system
Workers and youth unite to defend vital services
"Not the church, not the state - women must decide their fate!"
Defend the NHS
Huddersfield A&E fightback grows
Demonstration to defend the NHS in Leicester
Worcestershire: hands off our health service!
Letter: Women and work
The Socialist 13 April 2016 |
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