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I was back at The Guardian this week to take part in the latest Politics Weekly podcast. As the blurb says: Joining Tom Clark this week: the Guardian’s data journalist and polling expert James Ball, our political correspondent Juliette Jowit and Lib Dem Voice editor Mark Pack. We also hear from Peter Kellner, the president […]
You'd have thought there must be a crunch by-election on the way...
Sent at another time this week; good to see that experimentation continuing. The link that is perhaps missing is this one. Dear Mark, This April, one of two things will happen to you. If you earn less than £9,440, you will no longer pay any income tax. If you earn more than that, then you’ll […]
Would you support or oppose the following policies? Introducing a new tax on homes worth over £2 million Support 73% Oppose 20% Net: +53% (+22% amongst Tory voters, +75% amongst Labour voters, +78% amongst Lib Dem voters, +32% in London) Source: YouGov
In a boost to the Liberal Democrat campaign for fairer taxes, a new poll has found 57% of the public back a mansion tax on houses worth £1m and over.
Reacting to the claims from George Osborne’s team in the media this morning that the Liberal Democrats have agreed to £10bn of welfare cut, Nick Clegg has taken to the TV news channels to rebut the story: Reporter: Well Deputy Prime Minister the Chancellor is saying that yourself and senior Lib Dems are supporting ten […]
Trouble ahead on tax as Osborne opposes a mansion tax: We are not going to have a mansion tax, or a new tax that is a percentage value of people’s properties. Before you rush to spot the loophole in that – what about adding extra higher bands to Council Tax? – he opposed that too. [...]
In the key economy debate this morning, conference has backed the party’s approach to tackling the deficit: Overwhelming majority against F23 amendment 1, which sort to change party’s policy on tackling deficit #ldconf — Mark Pack (@markpack) September 24, 2012 F23 Results: Amendment 1 rejected, Amendment 2 carried, motion as amended carried #ldconf — Lib [...]
Writing on ConHome, Peter Hoskin mentioned this important point in passing: I’d just like to throw in this report from the OECD which suggests that, of all taxes, taxes on property are the least harmful to economic growth, with those on corporate and personal income being the most harmful. Of course the party pushing for […]