Corbyn tells Amazon boss: ‘you owe the British people millions in taxes’
Jeremy Corbyn has used the 25th anniversary of Amazon’s launch to accuse the company of not paying its fair share of taxes.
He directed a message at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, saying:
You owe the British people millions in taxes that pay for the public services that we all rely on. This year, pay your fair share of taxes, give your hard-working staff a pay rise and respect workers’ rights.
Many Happy Tax Returns,
My card to @Amazon on its 25th birthday.
"You owe the British people millions in taxes that pay for the public services that we all rely on. Please pay your fair share."#Amazon #Amazon25 pic.twitter.com/8YewzxEb1K
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 5, 2019
Labour also used the Amazon anniversary to attack Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt’s plans to cut corporation tax to 12.5%.
The party said such a move would see big companies paying less to the state and cost the UK economy £13bn in lost revenue.
Corbyn’s message, meanwhile, clearly chimed with many Twitter users.
Listen to this man. He cares. He is fighting all those who work only for the privileged few. Look beyond the MSM, the establishment, the naysayers and you will see the many, many #ReasonsToVoteLabour 🌹
A fellow voter ❤
— Gayle Letherby 🌹#GTTO #JC4PM2019 (@gletherby) July 5, 2019
Always worth remembering that many companies fold or are unable to expand because they lack the funds. Amazon has grown hugely in 25 years, but hasn't paid its tax, pays workers unfair wages for tough and insecure work. This is how you beat the system, when the system is rigged.
— Han #JC4PM2019🖐 (@HanDusty12) July 5, 2019
Tweet of the Year. No, Tweet of the Decade!
That's why Jez is my Prime Minister!
— RD Hale 🌹 (@SkyeCitySeries) July 5, 2019
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