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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 AvatarFiona 23rd Apr - 9:04am
    The good news is that it only takes a small up-swing in the polls for us get more seats, especially if the rises are coming...
  • User AvatarChris 23rd Apr - 9:04am
    UKIP going down isn't good news for the Lib Dems, because the votes appear to be going to the Tories. At the moment the polls...
  • User AvatarPhilip Knowles 23rd Apr - 8:59am
    Arthur. We had a referendum in 1975. The people who lost that Referendum fought for 41 years to have another. That is their democratic right....
  • User AvatarFiona 23rd Apr - 8:46am
    The statement on the website about this is very clear and well written. The headline on front of the Observer has caused a bit of...
  • User AvatarPeter Kemp 23rd Apr - 8:29am
    Great to see ..... inspiring me to do my bit, hope it inspires others :) :) I am off to Richmond this morning :)
  • User Avatartheakes 23rd Apr - 8:13am
    There are three things to get across: 1. A stance on Brexit: the public seems to have the right perception as to our view, ACHIEVED...