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4 February 2015

Death, taxes and energy profits

Energy companies' rising profits can be added to Benjamin Franklin's famous remark that the only certainties in the world are death and taxes

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12 November 2014

'A magical fairyland' of corporate tax avoiders

More shocking revelations about tax avoidance by giant corporations have just been revealed

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Half-million strong TUC demo, central London, 26 March 2011, against the government's cuts, photo Senan

25 June 2014

Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?

Review: 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' The poorest fifth of Britain's households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic

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18 June 2014

Report shows huge support for taxing rich

Where's our recovery?: Francis Bacon, the 17th century philosopher, said that money was like muck - no good unless it is spread evenly

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4 June 2014

Inclusive capitalism? You're having a laugh!

If you're going to have a press conference, have a dear one. Get the mayor of the City of London and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild to organise it...

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23 April 2014

Them & Us

Coffee dregs: Starbucks, notorious in the UK for tax dodging, surprisingly announced it was relocating its European headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain

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19 September 2012

Them & Us

Taxing issue: 'Only the little people pay taxes' appears to be chancellor George Osborne's mantra after allowing, from 2013, UK-based multinational corporations to avoid paying taxes on profits from offshore operations...

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30 May 2012

Them & Us

Expense oversight: Baroness Warsi says it was all an oversight. Her Ladyship, Tory peer and vice-chair of the Conservative Party, allegedly took taxpayers' cash for expenses for hotels while sleeping at a friend's house...

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20 September 2010

Is sustainable growth possible on a capitalist basis?

Most capitalist politicians now pay lip service to sustainability, so what are the prescriptions they are putting forward to achieve this...

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26 May 2010

Tory government says rich must pay less

CAMERON'S GOVERNMENT wants to cut public services drastically and make most people pay more through rising taxes (direct and indirect) to slash the deficit...

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21 October 2008

Keynesianism now trumpeted

Oliver Twist banks - Please sir, can I have some more?, photo

Oliver Twist banks - Please sir, can I have some more?, photo

"EVERY DAY this week there will be a picture of misery for the UK economy" said Citigroup economist Michael Saunders at the start of last week...

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23 July 2008

Car taxes add to inflation misery

CHANCELLOR ALISTAIR Darling is postponing his proposed 2p in the pound fuel tax rise scheduled for October, writes Mark Pickersgill.

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3 June 2008

Editorial: Target 'ecological' taxes at the biggest polluters

Across Europe, farmers, fishermen, lorry drivers and others have been protesting against increased fuel costs...

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28 May 2008

Tax the rich not the poor!

Over four million low-paid workers felt some relief when Gordon Brown was forced into his tax u-turn, writes Judy Beishon.

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11 October 2007

Any spare cash?

Retired and insolvent: DISPOSABLE INCOME, the amount of money a household has available to spend after all the must-pay bills taxes, utility bills, food, transport, clothing, communication, TV licence fees, insurance and housing has reached its...

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26 July 2007

Airports industry expansion plans fail to take off

IN MAY 2007 a public inquiry started at Stansted Airport, Essex, over plans to increase the number of passengers from the current 25 million limit a year to 35 million...

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29 March 2007

A simple conclusion from a 'simplification' budget

Editorial: THE DAILY Mirror declared triumphantly: "Historic 2p income tax cut that will make Gordon PM"...

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15 March 2007

Will government plans stop climate change?

A EUROPEAN Union (EU) summit last week set targets on renewable energy use, energy efficiency and reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...

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2 November 2006

Capitalism is killing the planet: Fight for socialism!

FROM NOVEMBER 6-17 countries will meet in Nairobi (Kenya) in UN sponsored talks on climate change... By Dave Nellist Coventry Socialist Party councillor

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31 January 2004

Brown - The Bosses' Friend

WOULD CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown be an improvement on Tory Blair as Prime Minister? As Blair tries to dodge the banana skins, some people hope so...

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