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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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    Commenters here who attack Clegg from the left naturally focus on the element of the Lib Dems' 2010 support that has defected to Labour and...
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    I was going to say David, Caron Lindsay is probably the most prominent editor of the site and she definitely doesn't have any tory bias....
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    JJ 19th Apr '15 - 2:11pm .......I don’t think a coalition with Labour would be a dream come true either it would be an eletoral...
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    @ Eddie Sammon “cutting the deficit every year” This is a justifiable position. The Greens reject it. However we are inconsistent. We say Oh yes...
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