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The failing English elite can’t get its head around Scottish independence, let alone the economics that supports it

The FT says in an editorial today that: The die is cast. Parliament has backed Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement, putting Britain on course to leave the EU on January 31. It is now clear that the future of the UK union itself will move centre stage next year. The Scottish National party, armed with electoral gains this […]

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New journal paper: The case for building climate reporting into financial accounting

I have a new journal article out with Prof Leonard Seaboorke of Copenhagen Company School this morning. It is in the Danish journal Samfundsøkonomen (Society’s Economist). To make it easier for blog readers here it is open access and in English. Entitled ‘The case for building climate reporting into financial accounting‘ this is about sustainable […]

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Johnson’s COP 26

My Green New Deal colleague, Colin Hines, is rarely knocked down for long. We may not have a terribly green-friendly government but next November Glasgow hosts the international COP 26 climate summit. This is one of the big COP events (this year’s in Madrid was not). As a result there will be considerable pressure on […]

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Why 600 seats appeal to the Tories

Electoral Calculus have run their best estimate of the 2019 election result through the 2018 boundary proposal for 600 parliamentary seats (the case for which reduction may be hard to make in practice now as no Tory will want their own chance of a career sacrificed for the sake of a pointless reduction in numbers). […]

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’Twas the week before Christmas

Few on the left really doubted the fact that a Johnson government would be bad. I hoped, and still think, that on some big issues (Brexit and Scotland) Johnson will surprise (delivering a softish Brexit and independence) because both, pragmatically, will assist his grip on power, which is what always matters most to any Tory […]

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Tax spillovers – the video

New from the Coffers project: And I know it’s a slightly odd production. The coffee cup lost relevance as the production was animated. And there are a couple of mistakes that could not be corrected as it was recorded in Denmark. But the idea is what matters.

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The December Taxcast

This month the Tax Justice Network asks – what’s going on with our pre-school childcare and elderly care home services? We take a long hard look at the financialisation of our services and what we can do about it. Plus: the Conservative party in the UK has won a major victory in the general elections. […]

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Emily Thornberry has this right…..

I have to admit that, to my surprise, I find Emily Thornberry entirely on a wavelength with me. This comes from the Guardian: The question now is: how do we fight back from here? The answer is certainly not to have some great ideological debate between left, right and centre. Neither is it to set […]

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Tax carols for Christmas

There is a ‘thing’ called Tax Twitter. It is, of course, virtual. It has no rules. And no formal membership. But it does exist. Those who tweet tax, from all sides, pretty much fall into membership. Rasmus Christensen, a colleague of mine from Copenhagen Company School, is a key member. And yesterday he suggested that […]