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UK’s poorest 20% pay proportionately more tax than the richest 20%

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UK Trade Union membership vs Income of UK’s top 1%

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Poor nations ‘deprived of billions as half of investment is chanelled through tax havens’

Report says one single transaction could have provided every Indian primary school child with a subsidised meal for a year if it been taxed fully Some of the world’s poorest countries are missing out on billions each year due to … Continue reading

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Europe and the US should heed Latin America on drugs – Guardian editorial

It’s time to engage with Latin America and pursue alternatives to the present policy You wouldn’t know it from listening to UK officials but a game-changing debate is taking place in the Americas about the war onĀ drugs. There is a … Continue reading

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Mehdi Hasan: Debunking the Five Biggest Media Myths About the Leveson Report

Last Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson published his epic report into “the culture, practices and ethics of the media”. He didn’t, for the record, call for a system of statutory regulation. He recommended an “independent” self-regulatory body underpi… Continue reading

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Executive pay up 27% despite backlash

Pay and benefits of top business executives rose by 27% last year to an average of ?4m each, despite a backlash against big basic salaries and bonuses, according to research. Income Data Services found that while basic pay rose slightly and standa… Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and the myth of self-created millionaires – George Monbiot

The parasitical ultra-rich often deny the role of others in the acquisition of their wealth ??? and even seek to punish them for it We could call it Romnesia: the ability of the very rich to forget the context in which they made their money. To forg… Continue reading

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Michael Meacher: The scourge of our wealth divide

From Guardian Letters, Wednesday 2 May 2012 The annual Sunday Times Rich List yields four very important conclusions for the governance of Britain (Report, Weekend, 28 April). It shows that the richest 1,000 persons, just 0.003% of the adult popul… Continue reading

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Sir Mervyn King calls for bank culture change

Britain’s banks need a ???real change in culture??? following a series of scandals that have rocked the industry, Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King said today. Sir Mervyn’s comments came as Britain’s biggest lenders were embroiled in fresh … Continue reading

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Anger as business chiefs??? pay soars 10% – FT

The row over rising executive pay has been reignited by a survey showing the median total remuneration of FTSE 100 bosses increased 10 per cent last year to ?3.7m. The rise was five times the increase in average earnings across the economy, well a… Continue reading

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