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Stephen Williams MP writes… Making tax taxing again – 2013 is the Year of Tax Justice

“I do believe that as leaders, we all have a common interest in being able to tell our taxpayers who work hard and pay their fair share of taxes, that we will make sure others do the same…But to achieve this will require strong political leadership…I hope we can be ambitious.”
(David Cameron, Prime Minister’s Letter to G8 Leaders, 2 January 2013)

This year the UK holds the Presidency of the G8, with the world’s top leaders coming to Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June. This is a momentous and perfectly timed opportunity to turn public anger, evident around the …

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The Independent View: Fill your 4 x 4 with biofuel, or feed an African child for 200 days?

From time to time the solution to a problem ends up being worse than the original dilemma. Such is the case with making fuel from food crops – biofuels – in place of burning fossil fuels. What started off as such a well-intentioned idea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has ended up not only doing the opposite, but also contributing to world food price rises and driving poor people off their land in developing countries and into hunger.

But as the tide turns against biofuels, there are sustainable alternatives which can take their place. And that’s where the Lib

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  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 20th Aug - 11:28am
    @matt "As far as I understood the “bedroom tax ” for private tenants, this was introduced for new tenants. It did not effect those immediately...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:27am
    David Allen All Bolano is telling us is, that that would have been much better politics. (And better for the nation too.) No he's not....
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:12am
    Bolano No – my argument, my point is first of all a pragmatic one. I think your narrative of the coalition is a more honest...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:07am
    Steve You are also demonstrating a naive political awareness if you think that the way to sell state funding of HE to the electorate is...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 20th Aug - 10:55am
    Allan, do you want the House of Lords actually ditched? Surely a second chamber elected on a different basis should be there as a check...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 20th Aug - 10:51am
    Richard's comments and the ensuing debate have piqued my curiosity. It also makes me feel a little embarrassed by my own ignorance, but it's good...