Taking tax out of the ‘Too Difficult Box’

Charles Clarke

Tax is at the heart of the relationship between the citizen and the state. The fundamental conflicts around John Hampden’s trial in 1637 for his refusal to pay King Charles’s taxes for ship money, and the Boston Tea Party in 1773, laid the foundations of the modern British and US states. How ironic, then, that…


Labour must take a tougher stance on TTIP

Ciara Dunne

It’s largely off the front pages and out of the headlines, but the secretive negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) will change trade between the EU and the US, potentially permanently. As the general election approaches, Labour must make its position on TTIP clear. The party must insist that TTIP has to…