- Osborne’s banking levy falls short of IMF benchmark
- IMF rebuffs critics and poses questions for financial transaction tax fans
- How Ed Miliband can become the Tobin Tax’s greatest leader
- Winning the argument on taxation is the key to reviving the left
- Why we need to debate the ‘poverty of ambition’ as well as inequality
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George Osborne’s planned financial services levy is a lamentable failure according to international benchmarks. The IMF has called for any banking tax in Britain to be set at £6 billion. Last week, Left Foot Forward highlighted the socially regressive nature of the … Continue reading
The IMF has finally released its long-awaited report into financial transaction taxes (FTT). The report does not seek to endorse or dismiss the idea, but rather provide a categorical analysis and evaluation of the history and full workings of any … Continue reading
Ed Miliband has brought a new purpose and ambition for the centre left. Central to his campaign was a bold economic prospectus calling for fairness and social justice. A financial transaction tax, more commonly known as the ‘Robin Hood Tax’, … Continue reading
We may still be licking their wounds from one of our worst electoral defeats in history, but timidity is no recipe for renewing and building a revitalised progressive force to counter the growing threat posed by the ConDem coalition government. … Continue reading
One of the key ingredients to the successful renewal of the Labour party as a political force, and indeed as a political movement, is re-kindling our mission as anti-poverty crusaders. Harold Wilson once famously declared that the Labour party “is … Continue reading
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