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LibLink: Vince Cable – We’ll hunt down the tax avoiders

Over on The Guardian website, Vince Cable writes:

Tax avoidance, sham directors, money laundering: the recent Guardian investigation made sobering reading. In the UK we are proud that it is easier and cheaper to set up a company here than just about anywhere in the world. This flexibility is hugely valued by the start-ups and small companies which create a significant proportion of our wealth and jobs, and which are vital to recovery from the latest recession. But this flexibility provides a challenge: how do we stop our system from being abused by people who want to use it to dodge tax or to launder the proceeds of crime?…

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Three intriguing opinion poll results that made me go, “Hmm, really?”

Looking through some of YouGov’s recent poll results (as you do on a summer’s evening during the Olympics), a trio of responses struck me as, well, slightly bizarre. See what you think…

Lib Dem voters LEAST LIKELY to think Britain is best at cricket, MOST LIKELY to think we’re best at cycling

This may simply be a reflection that ‘Britain’ does not play cricket. Or perhaps just a subjective viewpoint: after all, England is currently ranked the best test cricket team in the world (though fourth in one-day internationals); while …

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  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 25th Nov - 8:31pm
    @Simon Shaw 25th Nov '14 - 7:18pm " ... the true green party in British politics". I truly used to believe that Simon -it was...
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    @ Ian, The two Romanian returnees get us closer to the ECR, but not quite back into fourth place. On the positive side though, ALDE...
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    @ Stephen Hesketh "I followed your link John and looked at the thirteen Independent-selected Green policies – an interesting mix – but I would urge...
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    Interestingly 28 seats is the mid point for the spread betting market (or it was the last time I looked). The point about spread betting...
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    @ Simon Shaw "Well I’m an active member of the true green party in British politics, and I obviously talk to fellow Lib Dems, so...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 25th Nov - 8:02pm
    Well done Paul. “Reasonable Chastisement” !!!!!!! Unbelievable.