all about our gig at The Wittstock Festival
- Friday 28th May 2010
That night we were moiety 'lite' with Deborah on vocals, Mark B. on bass, and Pete on acoustic guitar and vocals. Our debut in this line up.
Here's a couple of quotes from our book of the month to give you sustenance:
"Some oil companies are comparable in strength and wealth to national governments. In 1977 Shell earned $55 billion from 4.2 million barrels a day, while Exxon earned $58 billion producing 4.9 million. By contrast the revenues of Saudi Arabia were only $38 billion and 9.2 million barrels per day, and the revenues of Iran were $23 billion and 5.7 million barrels. As secretary of State, I learned that relations between governments and oil companies were rather like treaty negotiations."
Tony Benn, Diaries 11th January 1977
"Between 1965 and 1973 the oil majors' corporation tax liability in the UK was £500,000. It is hard to believe that the profits made did not warrant a higher tax payment."
Aubrey Jones, ""Oil, The Missed Opportunity" (1981)