Billy Bragg is making headlines again, this time for refusing to pay taxes because of the “fat cat” bonuses that the Royal Bank of Scotland gets with British people’s tax money. He has called on the British public in joining him on the fight against the banks and UK Government. You can join the group No Bonus 4 RBS at Facebook here. Go get ’em Billy, you got balls but go get ’em!
British singer Billy Bragg has threatened to stop paying taxes, and called on others to follow suit, unless the government acts to limit bonuses paid by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
The 52-year-old singer, well known for his left-wing views and political activism, aims to tap public anger over “fat cat” bonuses at U.S. and British banks rescued with taxpayers’ money during the financial crisis.
The huge bailouts have left the British government holding 84 percent of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and 43 percent of Lloyds Banking Group.