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Dean Ison welcomes Christian Aid tax justice bus to St Paul's
17 September 2012
A 1950s double decker bus which is touring the UK to spread the message of tax justice has stopped outside St
Paul’s (September 14), met by the Cathedral’s Dean, the Very Revd Dr David Ison.
The Tax Justice Bus tour is a campaign being run by Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty explaining how corporate tax dodging hurts the poor both in
the UK and in developing countries.
The charities are asking people to sign a petition urging David Cameron, who will be chairing the G8 summit in the UK next year, to use his
global influence to bring an end to tax dodging. In total the bus will be making over 100 stops from Falmouth to Inverness and from Dover to
Dr Ison said: "This is an important issue for everyone – not just church people – to be involved in. Tax avoidance is a way of avoiding the
obligations of our common humanity, whether it’s undertaken by individuals or corporations, and means getting richer at the cost of other
"In a week when there have been renewed calls to cut the UK’s overseas aid budget, the Christian Aid bus gives a timely reminder that
tightening up on tax laws would produce far more for developing countries than the aid budget can ever do – so let’s get behind the campaign!