Tax

Ed Balls

Labour tries to resuscitate tax row

17 February 2015 15:12

Presumably as a way of getting out of an endless debate about receipts, Ed Balls has issued a letter with…

Watch: Ed Miliband mucks up his lines

16 February 2015 17:47

Ed Miliband appears to have found some safe ground for his party this week, attacking the Tories whenever he can…

The danger for Miliband in his tax triumph

15 February 2015 12:04

Last week was Labour’s best of the campaign so far and the Tories’ worst. The row over tax avoidance and…

Miliband: I stand by what I said about Lord Fink

12 February 2015 12:48

Ed Miliband has now repeated what he said about Lord Fink in the Commons. At the end of his speech,…

Miliband appears to win tax battle as Lord Fink backs off legal threat

12 February 2015 12:03

So it looks as though that Ed Miliband has won his battle with Lord Fink. The Tory peer has given…

Miliband to repeat allegations against Lord Fink in public

11 February 2015 17:11

So Ed Miliband really is going to pick one of the bigger battles of his leadership. After Lord Fink demanded that…

Let’s face it, we need to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol — and legalise other drugs

29 January 2015 17:15

In the last few years alcohol has become the leading cause of death in men under 50 years of age,…

Danny Alexander: David Cameron is an ‘enemy of aspiration’

26 January 2015 13:51

As coalition rows go, today’s ‘spat’ over who is most supportive of aspirational voters really is the more boring for…

Margaret Hodge’s oily donation

12 January 2015 13:42

Despite being the heiress to a steel fortune, Margaret Hodge never stops criticising multinational corporations over their tax affairs including the…

Boris is right – Britain does need rich people. And plenty of them

28 November 2014 9:29

Boris Johnson is about the only politician in Britain to stand up for the rich, pointing out that while they…

Boris’s dilemma: relinquish his US passport or pay American tax

24 November 2014 18:18

When in doubt, blame wealthy foreigners for any political problems. That goes for pols in the US and the UK alike, and…

Why David Cameron’s tax reform won’t break the bank

3 October 2014 12:58

It’s odd to see David Cameron’s tax pledge being denounced as profligate, even in publications like the Financial Times. The…

David Cameron’s message to Britain: winter is here but spring is coming

1 October 2014 14:28

Better than Miliband is as fine a demonstration of the soft bigotry of low expectations as you possibly hope to…

A 90-day patriot

16 September 2014 17:33

One question before the independence vote on Thursday is where is the SNP’s most famous celebrity supporter? You might expect…

Balls tries to defuse the tax bombshell

2 August 2014 10:45

Ed Balls’ interview with the Telegraph today is a demonstration of what he learnt working for Gordon Brown in opposition.…

David Cameron hints at tax cuts for Middle England

30 July 2014 11:47

The Telegraph’s Christopher Hope tweets the news that David Cameron is open to raising the threshold for the 40p rate:…

Labour wants you to pay more tax. But what about its tax bill?

30 July 2014 8:53

Westminster has got in a tizz overnight because Andy Burnham has been taped saying that he still favours a ‘death…

George Osborne’s taxing dilemma

27 July 2014 11:00

Some of what David Smith, author of the essential Economic Outlook column in the Sunday Times, says today will be…

Labour’s sports betting levy will hit poor punters

24 July 2014 12:43

Harriet Harman has set the hare running this morning by proposing a levy on sports betting. The shadow sports minister…

Nigel Farage campaigning. Picture: PA

The Ukip shuffle: Can the party become more than a one man band?

23 July 2014 19:51

Nigel Farage has started his long awaited reshuffle of the Ukip top team tonight. Patrick O’Flynn, the former Daily Express…

Australia’s Tony Abbott has made history by abolishing the hated carbon tax

17 July 2014 12:56

A few years ago, the conventional wisdom down under held that Tony Abbott and his centre-right Liberal Party were crazy…

Dave the radical feminist gets a helping hand from Harriet

16 July 2014 16:54

It was the final PMQs before the sun-stroke season begins. Usually these are high-spirited Derby Day affairs and Ed Miliband…

Audio: What Harriet Harman said about tax

16 July 2014 12:57

At PMQs David Cameron attacked Ed Miliband for his deputy Harriet Harman’s comments, made on an LBC phone-in show on…

Three cheers for all those who avoid the UK’s huge taxes

10 July 2014 17:59

‘Hypocrisy of the stars who shielded cash from taxman’, cries a headline in today’s Daily Mail. But are we sure…

The Guardianista mind-set

14 June 2014 18:49

A moron has written a letter to The Guardian. I realise that this is not ground-breaking news. In the journalistic…