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Sat Feb 28, 2015, 07:40 PM


Emma Thompson And Husband Greg Wise REFUSE TO PAY TAXES Until Richest Banks Pay Their Fair Share [View all]

Two time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and her husband, Greg Wise, say they will not pay their taxes until HSBC, the world’s second largest bank, pays theirs. The HSBC’s Swiss banking sector was recently discovered to have helped wealthy customers get out of paying their fair share of taxes by hiding large amounts of cash in secret accounts. The bank also laundered hundreds of millions of dollars to Mexican drug cartels. Thompson and Wise are calling BS on the British government until HSBC (which is headquartered in London) executives are prosecuted for tax avoidance schemes. Speaking to the London Evening Standard:

“I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax. I have actively loved paying tax, because I am a profound fucking socialist and I believe we are all in it together. But I am disgusted with HMRC. I am disgusted with HSBC. And I’m not paying a penny more until those evil bastards go to prison.”


When conservatives here in America don’t want to pay taxes, it’s because they think they are entitled to not contribute to the nation that gave them so much. When a “profound f*cking socialist” doesn’t want to pay taxes, it’s because wealthy, entitled, greedy pigs don’t want to contribute. Wise went on to say that Thompson agrees with him and that the pair are prepare to go to jail if necessary:

“Em’s on board. She agrees. We’re going to get a load of us together. A movement. They can’t send everyone to prison. But we’ll go to prison if necessary. I mean it. It’s going to be like 1848 all over again. HSBC haven’t even been slapped on the wrist because of this beautiful grey area between avoidance and evasion. It’s iniquitous. We need to do something—come on!”

For those of you who may not know, in 1848, populist uprisings swept across Europe which became the Revolution of 1848 or Springtime of the Peoples. With over 50 nations participating, Europe fought for freedoms in the press, worker’s rights, the destruction of the old feudal structure, the abolition of serfdom (economic slavery), and the dissolution of absolute monarchy. Thompson and Wise, who said, “I sound like Russell f*cking Brand, don’t I?” are prepared to start another uprising if it means making the wealthy pay their faire share. It is because of these injustices, Wise says, there is no such thing as a democracy.

“ Injustice is the thing that makes me more angry than anything — whether it’s someone being hassled in the street to HSBC getting away with this. I’m the least violent man you’ve ever met but I will plough into fights in the street to stop someone being set upon. Days afterwards I’m a mess because I hate violence. But I cannot see injustice.



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