Carr comedy gig could prove taxing
COMIC Jimmy Carr might not see the funny side when trades unionists hold a demo outside one of his gigs to raise awareness of fair tax.
Some 30 members of the Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Trades Union Council will be leafleting the audience as they arrive for Carr’s stand-up show at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre next week.
The multi-millionaire star was slated by the press in June when it was revealed he was using a tax avoidance scheme.
Prime Minister David Cameron called his use of the off-shore scheme ‘morally wrong’.
Carr later said he had made a ‘terrible error of judgement’ and withdrew from the scheme.
Union chairman Neil Duncan-Jordan said the campaign demo was nothing personal against Jimmy Carr.
He said: “It’s not about Jimmy Carr. This is about the need for the very rich in society to pay a much fairer tax.”