Robin the rich and giving to the poorest

ROBIN Hood hit Edinburgh's financial district yesterday as part of campaign calling for a new tax which would take from the rich and give to the poor.

Joined by Maid Marion and a few merry men, the character took to the streets around St Andrew Square – home to offices for both HBOS and the Royal Bank of Scotland – to launch the campaign which it is hoped will raise 250 billion a year.

The move is backed by a coalition of anti-poverty organisations including Oxfam and proposes a 0.05 per cent tax on major financial transactions.