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THE PINNACLE of Perfidious Albion: George Osborne mounts legal challenge to Robin Hood Tax

13 05 03 Facebook_RHTFrom the co-ordinator of the Robin Hood Tax campaign: “Unbelievably, the UK has mounted a legal challenge to the 11 European countries who are now moving forward to introduce an FTT worth a potential 40 billion euros in 2014. My first message to you is to ask that you to join onto an urgent action to George Osborne to get the UK government to drop this legal challenge.

As a quick bit of context, as of Jan 22nd this year the campaign made a serious breakthrough when European Finance Ministers approved that the FTT could be implemented by 11 countries under a rarely used procedure called “Enhanced Cooperation”. This means that the countries like the UK that are against FTT progress have effectively been sidelined. This jolted the financial sector lobby into action and they have started attacking the FTT in the media on a regular basis. Continue reading

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Heartfelt gratitude to banks – published in the FT

Published: FT February 11 2011 03:02 | Last updated: February 11 2011 03:02

From Mr Peter Fieldman.

Sir,

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the banks, and to George Osborne for handling the negotiations at a time of great economic hardship, that has led to banks so generously agreeing to lend us our own money. [and charging INTEREST for it!!! – bracket by me]

Peter Fieldman,

Madrid, Spain

 

Welcome to Cameron & Osborne’s Heartless Britain – a remarkable article by remarkable author & journalist Andy Worthington

Butchering the Poor, the Ill, the Weak, the Dispossessed and the Marginalized: Welcome to Cameron and Osborne’s Heartless Britain

This is the title of the article that the author wrote because he felt both sick and wretchedly angry. I admire his strong language and accuracy of analysis on his levels – asking us not only for resistance, but also setting our eyes on the City and corporate boardrooms.

WELL POINTED, YOUR WRITING FINGER, dear and most admirable Andy Worthington!