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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 AvatarGeoffrey Payne 27th Jul - 12:25pm
    This is very much what Liberals have always supported. I have no doubt our ministers in Coalition pushed for this and were blocked by the...
  • User AvatarPeter Bancroft 27th Jul - 12:19pm
    I do think that greater levels of employee involvement can be said to be inherently liberal, but the issue I have with works councils (as...
  • User AvatarDav 27th Jul - 12:05pm
    Had Britain fallen/surrendered in 1940 Hitler would have been fighting only on his eastern front; such a factor would have made his task far easier...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 27th Jul - 12:01pm
    @ Paul Murray, I do not share Reith's views, well certainly not those he held in the 1930s. I find it rather ironic that the...
  • User Avatarexpats 27th Jul - 11:51am
    Dav 27th Jul '16 - 10:12am..............The most important contribution of the UK during the war was not towards the defeat of Hitler: that was a...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 27th Jul - 11:44am
    What excellent comments from Mathew Huntbach . We do indeed suffer for the lack of what he describes ,and he mentions a kind of golden...
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