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
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
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?
From The Guardian There is evidence of foreign intelligence backing for the 9/11 hijackers. Why is the US government so keen to cover it up? Omar Sheikh, a British-born Islamist militant, is waiting to be hanged in Pakistan for a murder he almost certainly didn’t commit – of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl … Continue reading The Pakistan connection