Equality Matters

A number of people have been asking about my views on inequality, so I thought I would share this post again, written after I took part in a debate at Fitzwilliam College about the extreme levels of inequality we're seeing in the UK. It was partly my frustration with rising inequality after the financial crash … Continue reading Equality Matters

Let me tell you a story … Tax Cut for 45,000 people in West Berks

Raising the amount we earn before we start paying any tax is a key Lib Dem policy. The changes we have made in government mean our kids now don't pay tax until they earn £10,000. After April this year, it will be £10,500. By the time the election hits, it will mean people hardest hit by austerity … Continue reading Let me tell you a story … Tax Cut for 45,000 people in West Berks

It’s paying tax that is the moral duty

Today's build up to the Autumn statement reminded me of David Cameron saying earlier this year that “cutting taxes is a moral duty”. When I think about that my blood runs ever so slightly cold. How can this be right when every individual and business in the UK benefits from our state system? Should every individual and company not pay … Continue reading It’s paying tax that is the moral duty