Mayor Tax Debate Rages

After last nights promice on Newsnight – the four main (Conservative, LibDem, Labour and Green Party) hopefuls for the London Mayor election have each produced details of their income and taxes. There now however is speculation over the transparency of the details produced and in particular the delay in Ken Livingstone producing his tax and income details. GuidoFawkes.com has implied that the figures produced by the Labour candidate are only a partial summary of his income/taxes stating that it is based on personal tax/income and not his company’s tax details in full (Guido Fawkes) and that the figures were not … Continue reading Mayor Tax Debate Rages

The Rights Issue of Legal Aid Bill

Amnesty International are lobbying for amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. It’s researchers have documented serious human rights infringements by UK companies overseas. The Bill proposed by the UK government Amnesty believes would make it almost impossible for victims of these abuses to seek justice in UK courts. One example was last year thousands of victims of illegal waste dumping in Ivory Coast successfully claimed compensation from British oil company Trafigura. Under the proposed legislation, such cases would be a thing of the past. To deny these victims justice is to fuel a cycle of … Continue reading The Rights Issue of Legal Aid Bill