Tag Archives: Democracy

A peerage? I’d rather give it back and cut my tax bill – independant.co.uk

In the past few days, four peers have formally renounced their membership of the House of Lords, because if they had stayed they would have to pay UK tax on all their income. Copyright 2010 Independent Print Limited Continue reading

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We need reform. Too bad if it disturbs people’s lunch – independent.co.uk

A year on from his appointment as Speaker, John Bercow tells Steve Richards why he is determined to change the culture of the House – starting with Prime Minister’s Questions Read: ‘We need reform. Too bad if it disturbs people’s … Continue reading

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Commons – Main Chamber 5/7/2010

Parliamentary Calendar is a new service that allows you to find out what’s on in Parliament: Monday 5 July 2010 @ 2.30 pm Statement: Political and Constitutional Reform Statement: Education Funding Tuesday 6 July 2010 @ 2.30 pm Statement: Treatment … Continue reading

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Marxism 2010: fixing a broken system – guardian.co.uk

In the wake of the financial crisis Marxist thought is thriving, and in London leading names are discussing turning ideas into action – Comment is Free Continue reading

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Opposable Forces: Options for Council Tax

Council tax is identifiably local, predictable and difficult to evade. However, it is seen as regressive and its limited yield, which does not automatically increase with economic growth, arguably fails to provide the flexibility councils need in the current climate.

Should there be a general revaluation? Should the banding system be revisited? Should council tax be replaced? Continue reading

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