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Artist or CreatorMartin Rowson
Title or CaptionEuropa and the bull (Britain and the bullshit)
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Published byThe Guardian
Date19 Nov 2011
Embedded text or transcriptNo Tobin Tax - Don't destroy UK economy
That's my job
Person DepictedMerkel; Angela (1954-)
Cameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-);
Osborne; George (1971-)
Implied textFat cats of capitalism.
Greek mythology: Europa was the daughter of the Phoenician king. Zeus, the King of the gods saw Europa and fell in love with her. He transformed himself into a white bull and walked gently over to where Europa stood and knelt at her feet, Europa spread flowers about his neck and climbed on his back. The bull abducted Europa and revealed its true identity. Zeus took Europa to Crete where he raped her.
A Tobin tax, suggested by economist James Tobin, was originally defined as a tax on all spot conversions of one currency into another. The tax is intended to put a penalty on short-term financial round-trip excursions into another currency.
NotesNews: "Sir John Major warned last night that a Franco-German plan to introduce a financial transaction tax across Europe was akin to directing a "heat-seeking missile" at the City of London. Hours after David Cameron failed to persuade Angela Merkel to drop the idea of such a "Tobin tax" in the EU, the former prime minister highlighted deep British unease over the issue by accusing Paris and Berlin of fanning the flames of Euroscepticism...." Guardian
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