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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 AvatarJoe Otten 30th Jun - 1:00pm
    Sound as always from Vince. I have resisted signing the petition for a rerun of the referendum for similar reasons. However, I don't think we...
  • User AvatarRoland 30th Jun - 1:00pm
    @david franks - I agree with your point, although I would include the UK press, in following their own agenda, have also contributed over the...
  • User AvatarJennie 30th Jun - 12:57pm
    You lost me at the immigration bit. Sorry, Vince.
  • User AvatarPeter Kemp 30th Jun - 12:53pm
    Add my house to the list :) 100% remain surrounded by leave ( I am in VERY conservative Broxbourne in Herts ) ;)
  • User AvatarMichael Beckett 30th Jun - 12:51pm
    A real tour de force on the way forward by Vince Cable.
  • User AvatarDavid-1 30th Jun - 12:41pm
    @Steamdrivenandy: I do not know from where you derive your figures, but according to polls, Leave voters were considerably less than half of Labour (11%...