We asked them to be transparent and they called us the “Tax Taliban”!


We have yet to find the 11th Commandment – that says “Do whatever thou wilt, just don’t get caught”. Faced with rampant injustice and greed, and the resulting suffering of the poorest, surely the very least that Christians should be doing is the right thing? To stand up and to speak out. Even if those we challenge resort to calling us names.

Joseph Stead is Christian Aid’s senior economic justice adviser, primarily focusing on the relationship between tax and development and the related EU and UK policy. He leads Christian Aid’s policy on the EU Accounting, Transparency and Anti-Money Laundering Directives as well as being one of the policy advisers for the Enough Food for Everyone IF… campaign.

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