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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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  • User AvatarGlenn 7th May - 2:36am
    Steven Rose. Whoever commands the house wins. That is the nature of British politics. I know Lord Oakeshott is something of a dirty word here...
  • User AvatarTCO 7th May - 12:02am
    @Matt (Bristol) a gurt Bristol party is a roit good ideal.
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 7th May - 12:01am
    James, I think I would.
  • User AvatarWildColonialBoy 6th May - 11:54pm
    @John Tilley You say you are appalled by BBC experts talking about an election by Christmas. The only person I've seen talking about that is...
  • User AvatarJames Graham 6th May - 11:46pm
    Hmmmm.... Presumably you'd condemn this just as much if a Lib Dem politician were to do the same thing?
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 6th May - 11:39pm
    Firstly, I am sick to the back teeth of the assumption every-blessed-where that a Tory-LibDem coalition is the natural order of things now and we...