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Submitted by Bruce on Wed, 11/11/2009 - 14:50

There is a major economic crisis in a number of semi-British tax havens.
The Cayman Islands are bankrupt and considering having to (shock, horror)introduce taxes; there is also a crisis in the Isle of Man following cuts in UK subsidies (see
http://www.accountancyage.com/accountancyage/news/2251671/isle-man-faci… which also explains the tax structure there).

We should tie our demands for Jersey up with demands in the UK along the
lines of 'Tax the rich' requiring a major crackdown on tax havens and link it with demands for 'real jobs' there. In practice, I imagine that the tax status only means jobs for accountants, lawyers and a few clerical workers with most others outside the public sector dependent on servicing the rich or tourism.

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