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Simon Chouffot

Simon Chouffot is a spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign

Simon Chouffot is a spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax campaign

Robin Hood Tax - Feared by the Bad, Loved by the Good?

Broadcasters seem to relish the opportunity to play the Robin Hood theme song whenever the Robin Hood Tax is in the news, as it has been over the past few days... So as City lobbyists are hastily dusting off their crib sheets on why we should oppose an FTT, it's worth tackling their main charges head on
30/09/2015 17:37 BST

Boris' Curious Use of Facts in Attacking the Robin Hood Tax

It may not be everyone's choice of how to spend the hottest evening of the year, but on Monday night Boris Johnson gave a speech at the British Bankers' Association dinner. Hot yes, hotbed of progressive thought, no. But Boris' speech nonetheless got my blood boiling. In taking a swipe at the proposal for a European Financial Transaction Tax - every City fat cat's favourite bug bear at the moment - he chronically misrepresented how it works.
24/07/2013 10:13 BST