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Homes for Who? A Blow for Low Income Home Ownership

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (15:06)

The last Parliament saw housing rise rapidly up the political agenda. As a result, there is now a firm political consensus on the need to address the shortage of homes in England. This includes a genuine desire across government to get more homes built, which is very welcome.

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The Myth of the Millionaires' Exodus

(2) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (09:02)

This week the Treasury spin machine went into overdrive in response to Labour's push to highlight the cut in the 50p top rate of tax.

The centrepiece of their case was that the 50p tax had reduced the number of millionaires paying tax in the UK by 10,000 from 16,000...

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Caro Shows Us the Human Side of Politics

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2012 | (00:00)

Review: The Lyndon Johnson Years: Volume 4, The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro

Should you be looking for a window into the lopsided nature of the 'special relationship', you need look no further than the reverence with which political classes on either side of the Atlantic observe the...

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