COMMENT: The last thing we need is a wealth tax

September 25, 2012 1:03 PM

Writing for Politics.co.uk Jonathan Isaby argues that Liberal Democrat proposal for a wealth tax are a very bad idea.
Several weeks in advance of the Lib Dem conference, Nick Clegg was awarded the TaxPayers' Alliance's (TPA) infamous 'pinhead of the month' award for having proposed an emergency wealth tax in a Guardian interview at the end of August.

If only it had been a story to fill a few column inches at the end of the traditional silly season.

Alas not; the deputy prime minister is still talking about it, and won plaudits at the Liberal Democrat conference at the weekend for calling for higher taxes on unearned wealth.

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 Writing for Politics.co.uk Jonathan Isaby argues that Liberal Democrat proposal for a wealth tax are a very bad idea.
Several weeks in advance of the Lib Dem conference, Nick Clegg was awarded the TaxPayers' Alliance's (TPA) infamous 'pinhead of the month' award for having proposed an emergency wealth tax in a Guardian interview at the end of August.

If only it had been a story to fill a few column inches at the end of the traditional silly season.

Alas not; the deputy prime minister is still talking about it, and won plaudits at the Liberal Democrat conference at the weekend for calling for higher taxes on unearned wealth.

Click here to continue reading the full article


 

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