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

(29) Comments | Posted 24 July 2013 | (09:40)

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.

Since he'd been invited by his former advisor and "old friend" Anthony Browne, now Chief Executive of the...

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Eleven Countries Back Financial Transaction Tax - UK Still Opposes

(3) Comments | Posted 11 October 2012 | (14:44)

A new European super league of countries committed to taking on the banks emerged on Wednesday - a rare case of public interest trumping that of the financial sector.

A cacophony of fear-mongering bank lobbyists warning of financial Armageddon was brushed aside (unfortunately the UK government has on occasion been...

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Robin Hood Tax: Osborne Shows Us He is on the Side of the Sheriff of Nottingham

(11) Comments | Posted 16 November 2011 | (22:00)

If Gandhi's chronology of "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" is anything to go by, the Robin Hood Tax campaign is getting close to its goal.

In the past couple of weeks the full force of the financial sector...

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