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Scotland’s Declaration of Independence

This story will not resonate much in England, and so I share it here. As the Herald newspaper in Scotland has noted: Prominent figures from the arts and academia have piled pressure on Nicola Sturgeon ahead of the SNP conference by publishing their own “declaration of independence”. The 50 signatories – including actor Brian Cox, […]

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The weird will change the world

To continue a small theme of Extinction Rebellion related tweets and videos this morning, I conclude with this: “The Weird are Destined to Change the World”@GeorgeMonbiot’s powerfully moving Extinction Rebellion speech Watch full film: https://t.co/qHteJpmZhW pic.twitter.com/Axa9BExMbf — Double Down News (@DoubleDownNews) October 9, 2019

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Understanding Extinction Rebellion’s methods

This video by George Monbiot will be perplexing unless the logic of Extinction Rebellion is understood. George Monbiot says he intends to be arrested next week. And I have little doubt he will be. Because some Extinction Rebellion participants do plan to be arrested. It is a planned process. The logic of Extinction Rebellion is […]

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Tax justice and modern monetary theory

In the light of my previous post on tax and modern monetary theory I thought it worth sharing again the podcast I made with John Christensen and Naomi Fowler of the Tax Justice Network on the subject of modern monetary theory, earlier this year. In the related post John said: For the tax justice movement […]

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The EU needs to offer the UK an extension

As the days – and even hours now – tick down towards Brexit deadlines there appears one obvious solution available to the EU that I have seen little talked about. It is very clear that Boris Johnson wants to leave the EU and blame Brussels for this happening. The reasons are readily apparent, with a […]

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As close to certainty as anyone can get

I was tempted to write a blog entitled ‘I don’t know’ this morning. There were, and are, good grounds for doing so. No one does know what might happen in the UK’s fevered political scene: the possible options are too varied to be sure. And yet, that claim would also be untrue in some ways. […]

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Is Your Business Prepared for A Natural Disaster?

A major disaster could not only affect your family, home, and possessions, it could have a big impact on your Company, causing damage, loss in income or worse – you could be forced to close down. In fact, special tax revisions.   Being prepared not only positively impacts your Company, but also your employees. It is […]

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HS2: dead on arrival

As the FT notes today: The Green party is calling for the billions of pounds earmarked for HS2 to be diverted into a nationwide upgrade of local transport as part of its longstanding opposition to the contentious high-speed rail project. Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said the £88bn scheme, which has been beset by delays and […]