Activists Present Corporate Tax Avoidance Award At Retirement Banquet

Dave Hartnett is the former top official at the HMRC, the branch of the U.K. government that handles tax collection. His tenure has been marked by controversy over deals in which corporations such as Goldman Sachs and Vodafone may have been let off the hook for billions in unpaid back taxes. Thanks to a group of protesters called WeAreTheIntruders, events at the black tie dinner celebrating Hartnett’s service to the nation took an unexpected turn towards the surreal, culminating in a livid official’s threatening to release the hounds on the surprise attendees:

15 Comments on "Activists Present Corporate Tax Avoidance Award At Retirement Banquet"

  1. Matt Staggs | Sep 26, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Trolling for Great Justice.

  2. Matt Staggs | Sep 26, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Trolling for Great Justice.

  3. Calypso_1 | Sep 26, 2012 at 10:51 am |

    …”before we set the dogs on you.”  Classy. 
     I hope they weren’t Corgis.  Those little bastards are serious ankle biters.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Sep 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |

      It could only have been made more perfect if he had been wearing a monocle and muttonchop sideburns.

    • Matt Staggs | Sep 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm |

      I immediately thought of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons: “Release the hounds!”

      • Calypso_1 | Sep 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm |

        I’d like to see the look on his face if he were to trespass upon the denizens of the rural and urban wilds whereupon they released their dawgz to full effect. 

    • I wonder how the “Security” there felt about being referred to as “the dogs”.

      While I know some uniformed idiots would consider that some sort of compliment,  I suspect there might have been a few there who wouldn’t take kindly to being thought of that way.

      Especially when they change the uniforms next week and those brain-wave controlled tails become a mandatory part of the dress code.

  4. I love it when these rich cunts get their come-uppance. (Did I spell that right?)

    The goal might be to have them live in such a “ring of security” that they’re virtual prisoners in their own homes, unable to invite the outside world in or venture out lest they face embarrassing (or worse) situations.

    Enjoy your money while you have it, mo-fos; we’re coming to get you.

  5. zombieslapper | Sep 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm |

    The elites aren’t safe from the useless eaters… See how easy it was for them to burst in on your fancy dinner? You’re lucky all they wanted to do was give you an award & sing a song.

  6. DrDavidKelly | Sep 27, 2012 at 8:55 am |

    “You are trespassing scum.” Now Robert calm down … no need to resort to language unbecoming of a gentleman/asshole. 

  7. DrDavidKelly | Sep 27, 2012 at 8:55 am |

    “You are trespassing scum.” Now Robert calm down … no need to resort to language unbecoming of a gentleman/asshole. 

    • Calypso_1 | Sep 27, 2012 at 10:32 am |

      Poor Robert… probably had to slip a benzo in his port. 

      • DrDavidKelly | Sep 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

         Awful business all that Berty. Here sit down – dear god how did security let this happen? Someone could have been killed!

      • DrDavidKelly | Sep 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

         Awful business all that Berty. Here sit down – dear god how did security let this happen? Someone could have been killed!

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