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David Howarth: liberals should increase indirect taxes

David HowarthMartin Tod recently drew my attention to a short publication from David Howarth published over the summer about levels of public spending: Spending and Growth – a response to David Laws.

As the title suggests, it is primarily a response to someone else’s views on appropriate levels of public spending:

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Liberal Insight: new think tank launched

Today we are announcing the launch of Liberal Insight, the new liberal think tank. Liberal Insight will contribute radical, progressive and innovative ideas to a vision of liberal society.  Our advisory board is being chaired by Party President Tim Farron MP.

Liberalism has seen a resurgence in Britain in recent years, culminating in almost 7 million voters at the last election for the Liberal Democrats, a place in the Coalition Government and a long-awaited opportunity to implement distinctly liberal policies.

This rise in electoral success has come against a trend of the liberal gains of the last century being eroded by the deliberate actions …

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    'Well done Yvette Cooper for suggesting we resettle 10 000 a relatively small number or the 3000 currently in Calais suggested by someone else.' In...
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    Well done to Tim and Tom Brake our Foreign Affairs Spokesman for calling for an emergency debate next week. Well done Yvette Cooper for suggesting...
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    But how is it fair to expect Turkey to take everyone?! They can't possibly cope.
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    @David Allen "Sounds like “My doctor left college years back, so what the heck does he know? I don’t need to follow medical advice, I...
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    Well if it is true that the market is "hiking prices to ridiculous levels" then there is room for someone to make a living by...
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    I think helping suffering people is broadly popular. People don't like it when they see ideological support that goes towards people not in need, but...