Written by Catholic Culture News
Cardinal Keith O’Brien has lent his support to calls for a “Robin Hood tax” on the financial sector.
“My message to [Prime Minister] David Cameron is to seriously think again about this Robin Hood tax, the tax to help the poor by taking a little bit from the rich,” the prelate said. “The poor have suffered tremendously from the financial disasters of recent years and nothing, really, has been done by the very rich people to help them.”
Referring to the “reasonably well off,” Cardinal O’Brien added that “it is these people who have had to suffer because of the financial disasters of recent years and it is immoral. It is not moral just to ignore them and to say struggle along, while the rich can go sailing along in their own sweet way.”