This is how an Act to enforce tax transparency & prevent tax avoidance should work

After 4 hours of massive Tory filibustering to prevent my bill being reached, I finally got a brief chance to make the case for ending tax avoidance and enforcing tax transparency on the richest individuals and the biggest companies:  Michael Meacher (Oldham West and Royton, Labour) Tax avoidance and financial transparency, or perhaps I should … Continue reading This is how an Act to enforce tax transparency & prevent tax avoidance should work

Cameron’s veto is a slow-burning fuse: it will soon explode

Now the deed is done, the price is going to have to be paid.   At a rowdy Commons PM statement yesterday Cameron kept on chanting his mantra that what he had done had been in the national interest, without ever explaining how being in a minority of up to 26:1 or leaving an empty seat … Continue reading Cameron’s veto is a slow-burning fuse: it will soon explode

Closest ally or humble servant?

Gordon Brown wants to reassure Bush at the Mansion House tonight that the ‘special relationship’ still lies at the heart of UK foreign policy. After a teeny-weeny bit of independence in beginning to withdraw British troops from Iraq, we have to genuflect again. The real question we should be asking is: are we seeking a … Continue reading Closest ally or humble servant?