Carr com­edy gig could prove tax­ing

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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.”

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