This Week on Dialect Bristol: Jailbird & Daredevil Aviator Maurice Kirk
Plus Alvin Mosioma from Tax Justice Africa
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This week Taunton born & Bristol educated daredevil Aviator Maurice Kirk drops by to discuss his escapades after learning to fly at Filton while at University.
He went on to compete in many air races and to get a reputation as something of an adrenaline junkie, even attempting to fly through the middle of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
He also believes he has been the victim of miscarriages of justice and has spent many months in Cardiff and Bristol prisons recently, the conditions of which he decribes. Mistrustful of solicitors Maurice is a Litigant In Person who refuses to have a solicitor represent him in court after several bad experiences.
Alvin Masioma focuses on the work of the Tax Justice Network in Africa They campaign on the harmful impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens and aim to encourage reform at the global and national levels. Many of the problems actually coming from the tax avens of Jersey in the UK Channel Islands.
Most recently Alvin has been involved in a project to expose the damaging levels to tax competition in East Africa, which are driving down tax rates in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.