Both today are calling for Land Value Taxation, or at least they seem to be. The Scottish Greens certainly are. Municipal tax reform in Scotland remains in deadlock and dependent on at least one other party agreeing with the principle of local income tax. That seems unlikely at the moment, even if the Lib Dems… Continue reading What do the Scottish Greens and Guido have in common?
Localism: the first big test?
The battlelines over localism are being formed in Scotland. What happens there directly affects the debate over decentralisation in England. I haven’t been following this closely but my understanding is this: the SNP, which over time plan to replace council tax with a system of local income tax, have worked out a deal with local… Continue reading Localism: the first big test?
Rear end analysis from Comment is Free
Okay, let’s get the blindingly obvious out of the way first. The Lib Dems are in trouble. We are floundering in the polls. Lewis Baston has a fair assessment of our woes over on Comment is Free. Sadly, Iain Macwhirter has also decided to have a go. Aside from the blindingly obvious – that our… Continue reading Rear end analysis from Comment is Free