Perhaps voters at the County Council elections, understandably and rightly fed up with the old Parties, were impressed by UKIP’s stance as the ‘outsiders’ to mainstream politics. Yet, just as the MPs’ expenses scandal was beginning to fade in the public consciousness, here is Farage, who’d spoken out against tax-evasion, exposed as a person so keen on feathering his own nest that you have to ask how far removed is his attitude from that of some of those Parliamentary wrongdoers. It sits badly with the Leader of a Party supposedly committed to putting this country first that he sought to avoid paying tax here by taking his money offshore and did so after he’d switched professions from commodities broker to politician.
Mr Farage has shown himself an elitist, amoral, hypocritical tax-avoider. Isn’t it now plain to see how he is unlike most ordinary folk who voted for his Party? Without fair taxation our chances of escaping from the austerity quagmire the coalition government has us floundering in will be even worse than they are.
In fact it’s we in the Greens who are the clean and honest alternative to old-style politics, without recourse to personal tax-avoidance schemes among the leadership! Move over, Farage: with this scandal, your reputation is blown and your honeymoon is over.
University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)
11 June 2013 (9.30am-1pm / 2pm-5pm)
Venue: Arts Building, room 01.06
TIMUR UÇAN (University of East Anglia; University of Bordeaux 3 – SPH)
The Notion of ‘World’ in the Early Works of Sartre and Wittgenstein
MIHAI OMETITA (University of East Anglia)
Saying and Seeing: Middle Wittgenstein’s ‘Phenomenological Reduction’
DENIS MCMANUS (University of Southampton)
Anxiety, Responsibility, and the Autonomy of Grammar
13:00-13:50 lunch break
JEAN-PHILIPPE NARBOUX (University of Bordeaux 3 – SPH/ IUF)
Is Self-Consciousness Consciousness of One’s Self?
Respondent: OSKARI KUUSELA (University of East Anglia)
THOMAS GREAVES (University of East Anglia) & RUPERT READ (University of East Anglia)