I want to support the new campaign for a "Robin Hood Tax
" - really I do. I understand the logic behind the Tobin Tax and have a lot of sympathy for the idea.
We can only speculate what the Tory campaigns department were thinkin when they launched the now much-spoofed "R.I.P. OFF" poster. In a nutshell it demonstrates all that is wrong with David Cameron's Conservatives: naive and focused on the wrong priorities
In association with The Equality Trust
, Demos have today published three pamphlets focusing on equality from the perspective of each of the main political parties. The Liberal Democrat one, A Wealth of Opportunity
, is written by Julia Margo and William Bradley and has a foreword by David Laws MP.
A concern with inequality lies deep in liberal
The Guardian continues its coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes ongoing woes
It also carries an interview with Conservative leader of Barnet Council Mike Freer and his "easyCouncil
" model (as a Barnet resident, I was interested to see that my council tax was spent on clearing up all
Climate change science has been dealt another blow by the revelation that University of East Anglia professor Phil Jones knowingly used flawed evidence
in one of his studies. How many more revelations like this will we have before the scientific community learn the lesson that transparency is the only way to ensure public trust?
Meanwhile, a man not especially reknowned for his valuing of scienc
Sorry we've been quiet for the last few weeks - for reasons that will become apparent below. We had a tremendously successful conference season and would like to welcome everyone who signed up to this newsletter at one or other of our fringe meetings.
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
The Social Liberal Forum executive has undergone some significant changes over the past couple of months. Sadly, Richard Grayson and Alison Goldsworthy have resigned from the executive. Alison has had to
As the Liberal Democrats move towards finalizing the party’s manifesto, The Social Liberal Forum sets out the key principles that we believe should be the basis for formulating tax policy and spending commitments:
- The party should commit itself to the goal of reducing income inequality over the next parliament. Proposals to reduce public spending should be assessed in terms of whether they further that objective.
- Tax increases for the richest members