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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 AvatarCaron Lindsay 8th Feb - 11:06pm
    What a depressing thread this is. The attacks on Sal Brinton's background are particularly reprehensible and reflect very badly on the two men making them....
  • User AvatarRob 8th Feb - 11:04pm
    It should be banned, not for it's biographical content but purely because it's a truly dreadful song.
  • User AvatarGeoff Reid 8th Feb - 10:47pm
    The national anthem should not be banned. Quietly disposed of yes, for all sorts of good political reasons - but not simply because it represents...
  • User AvatarIgor S 8th Feb - 10:46pm
    Will not deny that David Cameron is a rather poor statesman (although he's a "nice chap"). However, the real culprit of the mass anti-EU feeling...
  • User Avatarexpats 8th Feb - 10:46pm
    AndrewR 8th Feb '16 - 10:08pm.......................Can anyone actually find a quote from Chris Bryant saying it should be banned? I couldn't. What I found was..."Delilah...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 8th Feb - 10:41pm
    Mark , very good to hear from you as I like your stance on most things but not this one ! Of course you are...