The documentary film UK Gold, looking at Britain’s role in the world of tax havens and in international tax issues more generally, is having its first network premiere tonight, on London Live. The music score is now available, courtesy of UK Uncut, here.
Details are here, with background reading from Richard Murphy, here.
And here is another reminder – as if one were needed – that the tax haven industry has achieved quite a degree of ‘capture’ not only of the UK policy making apparatus, but the media too.
Could we be seeing a return to the bad old days of Swiss Banking? A right wing party in Switzerland, the Swiss People’s Party, has launched an assault on the automatic exchange of banking information, according to Swiss Daily Newspaper Tages Anzeiger.
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Nicholas Shaxson is a journalist and writer on the staff of Tax Justice Network. He is author of the book Poisoned Wells about the oil industry in Africa, published in 2007, and the more recent Treasure Islands: Tax havens and the Men who Stole the World, published by Random House in January 2011. He lives in Berlin View all posts by Nick Shaxson