Myleene Klass may be deeply confused about how the mansion tax will work in practice, but she probably isn’t the only one. As a supporter of land value taxation, it is no surprise that I think it is a flawed policy, but what’s really problematic is the way both Labour and the Lib Dems are… Continue reading Myleene Klass and political failure
John Harris wonders why the Liberal Democrat party faithful seems so incapable of defining what the Liberal Democrats stand for, unlike the masterful Vince Cable. A clue may come in the fact that the party’s core message on the economy has changed in a significant way on at least eleven separate occasions over the last… Continue reading The Liberal Democrat post-credit crunch economic policy. A blow by blow account.
Vince Cable has been dropping heavy hints about raising taxation over the last few days, so it is not a tremendous surprise to see him and Clegg calling for a tax on the value of properties above £1m. I will blog in more detail later, but initial responses? Firstly, it is regrettable that this is… Continue reading The Peopl(ish) Budget