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Jeremy Browne hits out at “arbitrary” mansion tax

Jeremy Browne - Minister for Crime PreventionIn today’s Times (£), Jeremy Browne slams the Lib Dem plans for a mansion tax:

Plans to introduce an “arbitrary” mansion tax on expensive homes will “undermine the fundamental principles of private ownership”, a former Lib Dem minister has warned.

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Jeremy Browne MP writes…There is no opt out clause for equality for women and girls in a liberal society

In my lifetime, the role of women and girls in British society has been transformed. There has been an emancipation revolution.

Many of these changes have been legal. It seems remarkable today to reflect that, until 1975, women were not allowed to buy a house without financial guarantees being provided by a man, typically their father or husband.Other changes have been cultural. It is extraordinary, for example, that until 1972 a female diplomat in the Foreign Office was required to resign if she got married.

As each of these barriers to female attainment has been removed, women have capitalised on the opportunities …

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    Another day another band wagon for Farron to jump on. By any stretch of the definition the people in Calais are not asylum seekers as...
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    @Carl Gardner: "PR would be the way to prevent a Labour government from ever happening in the future. It would give disproportionate power to the...
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    @Jeremy Brown: I would broadly agree with you that there should be a diplomatic push- but the key component of negotiations shouldn't be that Assad...
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    Fight for ... proportional representation, Lords reform, a written constitution. Win a majority, or at least a coalition, by putting the democracy back into social...
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    In the last 3 or 4 centuries, people (or 'economic emirants) from these islands went all over the world seeking a better life, without permission...