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Can Europe save our planet?

newstatesman.com — As if David Cameron didn't have enough to worry about, later this week he will meet fellow European leaders to try and conclude fraught negotiations over EU strategy on energy and climate change. In the shadow of the crisis in Ukraine, the focus will be firmly on what the new measures mean for Europe's energy security.

David Lammy stands firm on opposition to mansion tax despite Balls concessions

newstatesman.com — Against expectations, the biggest policy disagreement of last month's Labour conference was over the party's plan to introduce a mansion tax on properties worth more than £2m. Most of Labour's prospective London mayoral candidates (David Lammy, Tessa Jowell, Diane Abbott, Margaret Hodge), along with several party donors, attacked the idea, with only Sadiq Khan holding the party line.
Oct 21, 2014

David Lammy (like most other mayoral hopeful) stands firm on opposition to mansion tax despite concessions newstatesman.com/politics/2014/… #london

Oct 20, 2014

Margaret Hodge tells me that Balls's mansion tax plan is "a step in the right direction". bit.ly/1wfM3xq

Oct 20, 2014

Lammy and Diane Abbott continue to oppose mansion tax as "tax on London", but Jowell "welcomes" Balls concessions. bit.ly/1wfM3xq

Oct 20, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: David Lammy stands firm on opposition to mansion tax despite Balls concessions, from @georgeeaton bit.ly/1wfM3xq

Oct 20, 2014

Jowell tells me that she "welcomes" Balls's mansion tax changes but still has concerns over implementation. bit.ly/1wfM3xq

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