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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 AvatarPeter 26th Nov - 9:17pm
    T-J -Now consider an all powerful EU, further down the federal path with more accumulated powers. The people of Europe will still have the expectation...
  • User AvatarPeter 26th Nov - 8:41pm
    T-J - Spoken like a true federalist. The EU never ever took the people of Europe with it. The EU was designed to exclude democratic...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 26th Nov - 8:33pm
    @Raddiy At no time did I say that EU membership anchored any company to the UK. I said and still say that exit from the...
  • User AvatarIan 26th Nov - 8:28pm
    Broadly agree with the article. The trouble is that our politicians live in one of the few worlds where there is greater cost in appearing...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 26th Nov - 8:25pm
    Glad to pick up from Susan's speech : "The most vulnerable elderly tend to live in the most deprived communities, with the narrowest council tax...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 26th Nov - 8:02pm
    delighted to see that my participation in these threads is no longer essential. here is a suggestion; that we adopt whatever relationship the eu is...