Occasionally, you get tax resistance from someone who just gets fed up with paying too much for too little. There’s no grand ideological or conscientious stand involved, just a tax payer getting sick and tired of it.
The leader of The Grimsby Generalist Party has vowed not to pay his council tax to North East Lincolnshire Council, in protest at rising taxes during the recession.
He said: “I refuse to pay a penny — no matter the consequences.
“This council has taken money from us and we have hardly seen any benefit from it at all.
“Until we see an improvement in facilities and the council as a whole, I feel it is time to stand up and say, ‘No more — do better or get out’.
“I do not ask any citizen to join me in my protest, as the risk of not paying council tax is a prison sentence.
“However, I am willing to take this risk on behalf of every citizen in the country who is fed up and annoyed with their tax rises and local authorities.…
“I am refusing to pay the extortionate, crippling and disgusting council tax in my area — in protest at this council and in support of the hard-working citizens of North East Lincolnshire and the country.”