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Labour Mocking Tories by Citing Mao’s Little Red Book

• Responding to the government’s autumn statement, on tax and spending, the Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell yesterday cited Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book regarding the Tory party courting Chinese investment. • ‘We must learn to do economic work from … Continue reading

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Labour Leadership Plans Revert to Tax and Waste

The Labour leadership race seems to me to be reverting back to its 1970s core of tax and 1990s waste. Remember tax is only one side of the equation, it is what people get for their money that is just … Continue reading

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Labour – Same Old Big Tax Big Waste

The Labour leadership election campaign shows the party regressing to its core big tax big waste mantra. High tax high spend or low tax low spend are really just different ways to the same end. Some countries, such as Scandinavia, … Continue reading

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Yet More Election Tax Promises

Another day, another tax promise. As a tax barrister I see the supposed tax promises being made by the two biggest British parties more as spin to grab headlines, but meaning nothing. The Tories are promising a tax lock by … Continue reading

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English Tax Decided by English Votes ?

Election tax promises continue, now with the Conservatives launching an English mini-manifesto promising English votes for English laws, including tax. Despite the protests from nationalist parties in other countries of the UK the logic and basic, democratic fairness is inescapable. … Continue reading

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Housing Tax and the Election

Taxes and housing are a battleground in the election. Labour wants a mansion tax, mainly, on London and the SE, so it can increase spending, mainly elsewhere. Tories say they will abolish inheritance tax on homes under £1 million. LibDems … Continue reading

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Why Election Tax Promises Are Not Working – Nationalist Top Taken Off a Very Shaken-up British Bottle.

The British election is producing ever more outlandish tax promises, from parties on all sides, but it seems they are not making much impact on the polls or electorate. My own view is because the situation is not the tired … Continue reading

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