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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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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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Tax and the Parties Early Election Campaign Slogans

All the main UK parties are making tax promises in the build-up to the general election in May. The Conservatives have suggested a reform of Inheritance Tax (IHT). Labour wants a mansion tax on London and SE England to pay … Continue reading

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