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Singer Lily Allen is to join protesters calling for David Cameron to resign as Prime Minister amid ...

Lily Allen to join Downing Street protest calling for David Cameron to resign

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Singer Lily Allen is to join protesters calling for David Cameron to resign as Prime Minister amid public scepticism over his ability to tackle tax avoidance in a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday.

The protest comes after Mr Cameron revealed he had benefited from an offshore trust set up by his late father following days of speculation about the Prime Minister’s finances.

The hashtag #ResignCameron has been trending in the UK on Twitter throughout Friday and nearly 2,000 people are said to be attending the demonstration, according to a Facebook event.

As well as Lily Allen, comedians Mark Thomas and Josie Long are scheduled to join the protest.

The trade union backed anti-austerity group People’s Assembly said they will join the protest, saying the Prime Minister has “lied to the public”.

Organisers of the protest, who call themselves “Resign”, slammed the Prime Minister as a “hypocrite” and said his position was “untenable”.

Mr Cameron has been a prominent campaigner for increased tax transparency and although there is no suggestion the Prime Minister was engaged in any kind of illegal tax evasion, it took five separate statements from aides at Number 10 before he finally admitted that he had owned – and sold – shares in the fund.

Resign has made three demands of the Prime Minister, asking for him to publish his tax returns, rescind an intervention he made to prevent the loosening of how Trust funds are dealt with, and finally, to resign.

They said Mr Cameron’s “credibility is now completely shattered on this issue”.

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