Bill Nighy, Clemence Poesy star in new Robin Hood Tax film
by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment
Directed by Harry Potter/Tarzan Director David Yates, some of Europe’s biggest actors star in a new Robin Hood Tax campaign film released today (Tuesday 18 February) ahead of key meetings that could produce a big step towards a European Financial Transaction Tax. The short film is set in a news studio ten years in the future where guests highlight how countries have reaped huge benefits by implementing the Robin Hood Tax, and how by refusing to join the UK has lost out.
Bill Nighy continues in his role from the first hugely successful Robin Hood Tax film as a UK banker. He is joined by an all star cast: Andrew Lincoln as the news anchor, Clémence Poésy, Javier Cámara and Heike Makatsch as financial sector representatives from the three key countries implementing the tax – France, Spain and Germany.
The film’s release comes as eleven European countries are agreeing the details of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) that could raise tens of billions every year from the financial sector to tackle poverty and climate change.
Unfortunately to date the UK Government has decided to fight for the bankers and not the wider public by attempting to block the tax.