Proposal for Target: Shop a Tax Dodger

On the day before the self-assessment tax forms deadline, the BSRC says…


So far, the BSRC has gone after high street stores, to great effect. But there are loads of recognisable tax-dodging brands – Walkers, Cadbury, Johnnie Walker, Grolsch – that have got away without being targetted because they don’t have shops to shut down.

How about on Jan 30th we Shop A Tax Dodger by going into our local supermarkets and clearing the shelves of these products. Here’s the idea:

We all enter the supermarket in ones and twos, banners hidden so we look like ordinary shoppers. We grab trolleys and go to the aisles where the tax-dodging companies reside. Then together, perhaps on a signal, we take all of their products off the shelves and load the trolleys full. On the empty shelf we place a big sign saying: The BSRC has Removed this Product Due To Tax Dodging or X Company’s Tax Dodge Could have paid for Y Cut.

Then all the protesters just have to make sure that those products stay off the shelves for as long as possible. One idea might be arranging themselves into a conga line of trolleys, parading around the store chanting and talking to customers. But there’s loads of room for creativity.

Can anyone thing of any supermarkets that are also tax dodgers themselves?

How about it?