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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 AvatarJonathan Brown 2nd Aug - 2:22am
    Oh, and as for Israel, once again, I am aware of the claims that Syrian fighters are receiving medical treatment inside Israel / occupied Golan,...
  • User AvatarJonathan Brown 2nd Aug - 2:08am
    @Tomas - I think you're greatly oversimplifying things. The Syrian opposition - at least the armed elements of it - has undoubtedly become more dominated...
  • User AvatarStephanie da Roza 2nd Aug - 12:43am
    Richard Underhill: Thanks, I am a hospital doctor. I am a qualified doctor training to hopefully be a paediatric consultant (minimum of 10 years after...
  • User AvatarJohn Bennett 1st Aug - 11:41pm
    Indeed. Parties are the problem. They do, whether they admit or not, yearn for a one party state. For me it's STV or nothing. Even...
  • User AvatarAndrew 1st Aug - 11:33pm
    Anthony, Agree completely re local elections... The problem with STV for Westminster is that we would never get Labour, Greens or UKIP to back it....
  • User AvatarAnthony Tuffin 1st Aug - 11:06pm
    There is an even stronger argument for reforming local elections in England and Wales than reforming MP elections: One party Councils No change for generations...