Satirical street art responds to the Paradise Papers in Glasgow style
SPOTTED ON WOODLANDS ROUNDABOUT in Glasgow today was an interesting sight: a display labelled “The Offshore Paradise Bank”, containing inflatable palm trees, a lifeboat, bags of fake money and … a washing machine.
Atop the household appliance is another sign, which reads: “Hide and clean your cash! For the super rich celebs and royalty only. No poor people allowed.”
— Iain Hall (@iainhall92) November 17, 2017
The display is an apparent response to the recent revelations around the Paradise Papers, which uncovered the scale of tax avoidance by the wealthy, including those with links to the UK such as Her Majesty the Queen’s private estate, companies such as Deloitte which have dealings in Scotland, and His Majesty the… well, Bono.
Your Queen and Prince Charles are stealing from you. As are Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Nike and the people who make the newspapers you read. #ParadisePapers #GlasgowStreetArt #Glasgow #Scotland pic.twitter.com/wjMSooysZO
— San Fran (@SanFranLopez) November 16, 2017
Nobody does social commentary quite like the people of Glasgow.
— mike gunn (@mikegunndesign) November 17, 2017
Picture courtesy of Mungo’s HiFi
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