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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 Avatarmatt 9th Dec - 3:03pm
    @AndrewR Whats the criterion of judging that sea of change? A couple of opinion polls, based on a couple of thousand responses to a telephone...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 9th Dec - 2:51pm
    Sadly 11% in one yougov poll could be normal variation, (although I hope its part of a trend) I wonder how much of a bounce...
  • User AvatarTom Papworth 9th Dec - 2:51pm
    @Jayne Mansfield No. The occupation of India was, over the long term, a massive drain on the UK's resources. It was neither "economically advantageous" nor...
  • User AvatarWilliam Ross 9th Dec - 2:37pm
    Psi I would have been "furious" if a Leave Parliament had triggered Article 50 against a Remain referendum win. I am a democrat after all....
  • User AvatarManfarang 9th Dec - 2:33pm
    Yougov- the Lib Dems gained two points to hit 11 per cent. Still low but moving in the right direction.
  • User AvatarP. J. 9th Dec - 2:22pm
    The first thing needed to establish a steady state economy is to balance the budget. Successive governments have got away with budget deficits and increased...