Refusing to fund wars: Model ‘pay as you earn’ letter for British taxpayers

compiled by Cem Ertür
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Dandelion Salad
25 December 2008

The Campaign to Make Wars History

Model PAYE Letter

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Company Director
Company Name
Company Address


Without prejudice

Dear Sir,

Staff no. ********

I am an employee of your company and am writing to you as a matter of urgency.

It has been brought to my attention that we are all breaking the law.  I have received legal advice that (i) the actions of the U.K. Government in waging war in Afghanistan and Iraq causing the deaths of innocent civilians are illegal in international and domestic law and constitute the crimes of genocide and a crime against peace and (ii) that the actions of British taxpayers in paying taxes to HM Government which taxes are used in part to finance the war and the killing of Iraqi nationals, constitute the criminal offences of ‘conduct ancillary to genocide’ and ‘complicity in a crime against peace’.

The law states that:

‘It is an offence against the law of England and Wales for a person to commit genocide, a crime against humanity or a war crime, or to engage in conduct ancillary to such an act. This applies to acts committed in England and Wales or outside the United Kingdom by a U.K. national, resident or person subject to U.K. service jurisdiction.’ (International Criminal Court Act 2001, International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001)

‘Genocide’ means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such (a) killing members of the group; (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part..

Whosoever shall aid, abet, counsel or procure the commission of any indictable offence, whether the same be an offence at common law or by virtue of any Act passed or to be passed, shall be liable to be tried, indicted, and punished as a principal offender.’ (Accessories and Abettors Act 1861)”

I have also been advised that every employee and employer in Britain has a legal duty to withhold all tax payments from the Government until the wars have ended and the crimes have ceased. As my employer, you will be aware of your role in the deduction and payment of taxes (P.A.Y.E) from my salary to the U.K. Government. I therefore request that you cease herewith all payments of taxes to the Government and retain and hold my taxes until such time as the crimes have ceased and lawful payments of tax can resume.

This may seem like a strange and unusual request, but I would urge the Directors to look seriously into this matter of British violations of War Law (I can supply details of the relevant Acts if required) in order to ensure that the company, its directors and all its employees comply with both Domestic and International Law.

Yours faithfully,

p.s. Please also note the following:

‘The right not to suffer unauthorised deductions from pay is enshrined in S.13 of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The right to make a protected disclosure is enshrined in S.43 of that Act, and protection from suffering detriment in employment for having done so, in S.47B.

Protection from Unfair Dismissal for asserting a statutory right is enshrined in S.104 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, and for making a protected disclosure, in S103A.

Resisting the abrogation of the rights of other races, nationalities, ethnic or national groups is protected by S.4(2)(c) of the Race Relations Act 1976.

(i)  International Criminal Court Act 2001, International Criminal Court (Scotland) Act 2001

(ii)  Accessories and Abettors Act 1861

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