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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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Vince Cable criticises Starbucks over ‘tax dodging’

In the Guardian today, Vince Cable  says that he understands why people are boycotting Starbucks.

The business secretary, when asked by the Guardian if he would consider boycotting their products, said:

I don’t shop at Starbucks so this doesn’t apply to me, but I can fully understand why people would vote with their feet as a result of their tax dodging.

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  • User Avatarjames 22nd Oct - 12:39pm
    Seen it all before. It's quite meaningless unless you're going to start targetting wards there. Lib Dems conveniently forget that they had to pour thousands...
  • User AvatarGlenn 22nd Oct - 12:36pm
    It also shows the EU to be dictatorial, very bad at conducting business and hostile to foreign governments. The other thing it shows is that...
  • User Avatarjames 22nd Oct - 12:36pm
    Doesn't this prove the absolute opposite? If this had gone through Remainers would be screaming about how we need to stay in the EU. Yet...
  • User AvatarPaul Murray 22nd Oct - 11:59am
    This week's issue of Moneyweek magazine has a leader about the US election. The article is primarily about the impact of Trump's candidacy on future...
  • User AvatarGordon 22nd Oct - 11:37am
    The Professor - That web site you recommend doesn't exactly do critical thinking does it! Its "Election Officials Scoff at Trump’s Claim of a “Rigged”...
  • User AvatarGordon 22nd Oct - 11:16am
    Mary Reid - the only secure voting system is hand marked paper ballots counted by hand in public. The link I provided above only addresses...