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Commentary and analysis

Commentary and analysis of recent UK political events … Good to see that blind old cnut David ‘airy-fairy civil liberties’ Blunkett announces his resignation at the next general election. Not a moment to soon, eh? The Liberal-Demonrats are out for … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

Today’s politics news … Hinkley Point Nuclear Deal With EDF Faces Probe An inquiry has been launched into whether a £16bn government deal with French energy giant EDF to build a nuclear plant in the UK meets EU rules. Britain … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Commentary and analysis on recent UK politics news. Con-Dems continue attack on benefits and Osborne’s autumn statement Discussion of the invention of terrorism and the demonization of Islam and Muslims The Conservative-Liberal-‘Democrat’-Conservative coalition intends to persecute benefits claimants and (poor) … Continue reading

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Atos, G4S paid no corporation tax last year despite carrying out £2billion of taxpayer-funded work

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10442231/Atos-G4S-paid-no-corporation-tax-last-year-despite-carrying-out-2billion-of-taxpayer-funded-work.html Two of the country’s biggest private contractors paid no corporation tax in Britain last year, despite carrying out billions of pounds of taxpayer funded work for the Government, an official audit finds Two of the country’s biggest private contractors … Continue reading

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Taxman faces grilling over Quoted Eurobond Exemption scandal

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/taxman-faces-grilling-over-quoted-eurobond-exemption-scandal-8907688.html Britain’s most senior tax inspectors will be grilled by MPs today over HMRC’s failure to stop a legal tax avoidance scheme that loses them more than half a billion pounds in tax every year. … Last week a joint … Continue reading

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The Eurobond tax scandal: Channel Tunnel accused of ‘outrageous’ tax avoidance

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-eurobond-tax-scandal-channel-tunnel-accused-of–outrageous-tax-avoidance-8902452.html The costly Channel Tunnel rail link, Gatwick Airport and the disastrous M6 toll road are amongst the transport companies using a legal tax avoidance scheme which allows them to avoid millions in tax. The revelations are the fifth part … Continue reading

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Eurobond tax scandal: David Cameron accused of dodging concerns over loophole that costs Treasury at least £500m a year

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eurobond-tax-scandal-david-cameron-accused-of-dodging-concerns-over-loophole-that-costs-treasury-at-least-500m-a-year-8899864.html Prime Minister refuses to explain why he hasn’t stopped use of Eurobond exemption David Cameron’s attempts to “brush aside” legitimate concerns that the Government has not yet closed a legal tax loophole, which is losing the public purse at … Continue reading

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Eurobonds scandal: The high street giants avoiding millions in tax

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eurobonds-scandal-the-high-street-giants-avoiding-millions-in-tax-8897591.html Many of Britain’s best-known high street chains are avoiding millions of pounds in tax through the controversial Eurobonds scheme. Food chains including Nando’s, Pizza Express, Café Rouge, Strada and Pret A Manger have cut their taxable profits by borrowing … Continue reading

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Borrowing figures show how Osborne allowed thousands to avoid 50p tax rate

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/borrowing-figures-show-how-osborne-allowed-thousands-avoid-50p-tax-rate The spike in tax receipts was caused by individuals deferring income and bonuses to benefit from the new 45p rate, not a surge in earnings. By George Eaton The latest borrowing figures are being trumpeted by the Tories as … Continue reading

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Tax Special Investigation: How Camelot has avoided millions in tax – with help from teachers in Canada

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tax-special-investigation-how-camelot-has-avoidedmillions-in-tax–with-help-from-teachers-in-canada-8895219.html The great Eurobond tax scandal Camelot, the company behind the National Lottery, has avoided millions of pounds in corporation tax by exploiting a legal loophole that HMRC failed to close. The company saved an estimated £10m in tax in … Continue reading

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Tax Special Investigation: HMRC ‘particularly feeble’ over failure to close loophole

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tax-special-investigation-hmrc-particularly-feeble-over-failure-to-close-loophole-8895209.html Despite the tax exemption costing the UK economy at least £500m a year, the  Government bowed to  pressure after intense lobbying from the financial sector to allow companies to use it The Government chose not to close a tax … Continue reading

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Tax Special Investigation: Firms running NHS care services avoiding millions in tax

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tax-special-investigation-firms-running-nhs-care-services-avoiding-millions-in-tax-8892925.html Companies running care services are among many avoiding millions in tax through a legal loophole. In the first of a series, Emily Dugan and Richard Whittell report Companies receiving lucrative government contracts to run care services looking after tens … Continue reading

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Boots owner Alliance ‘uses havens to save £1.1bn in corporation tax’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boots-owner-alliance-uses-havens-to-save-11bn-in-corporation-tax-8880052.html Alliance Boots, the owner of Boots the chemist, has avoided £1.1bn in taxes by routing its cash through a series of subsidiaries in well-known tax havens including Luxembourg, Cayman Islands and Gibraltar, according to a new report. The campaign … Continue reading

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UK politics news review

A brief post today as I can’t spare the time. The Liberal-Democrat-Conservatives’ party conference at Brighton has finished. The Labour party conference at Manchester has started. Ed Balls scored two goals (the second is disputed by claims that he faked … Continue reading

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News review

South London NHS Trust is declared ‘bankrupt’ and placed in ‘receivership’. A private company may take over. Insanity returns to the Labour Party. Insane, deluded, divorced-from-reality, barking mad and woofing former Prime Minister and War Criminal Tony Blair to advise … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   Connectivity problems continue … The Health and Social Care / Destroy the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat (Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   Backers of NHS shake-up turn against Andrew Lansley’s plans Leading … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat (Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Hi-de-hi patients, it’s a private NHS / Britain / Home – … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat (Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Royal medical colleges toughen stance against NHS reforms | Politics | … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat (Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. 98% of RCGP members call for Health Bill withdrawal | GPonline.com … Continue reading

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