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Tories and Labour are almost twins

blogs.reuters.com — Thereâs not much to choose between the two main UK political partiesâ economic stances. Both want to cut the deficit slowly, splash out on the NHS, and have some silly policies. The big difference is Labour would tax the rich more and the Tories might take Britain out of the EU.

Hugo Dixon: Tories and Labour are almost twins

breakingviews.com — There's not much to choose between the two main UK political parties' economic stances. Both want to cut the deficit slowly, splash out on the NHS, and have some silly policies. The big difference is Labour would tax the rich more and the Tories might take Britain out of the EU.

Weighing the British Political Opponents

nytimes.com — Are the Tories and Labour the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of British politics? There is not much to choose between the British parties in economic election pledges. Both want to cut the deficit gradually, both want to splash out on the National Health Service, and both have a smattering of silly policies.

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Pro-Europeans need to woo ‘anxious middle’ on free movement

ft.com — How should those who want Britain to stay in the EU talk about free movement of people? The issue will shoot to the top of the agenda if David Cameron, the Conservative prime minister, wins a second term next month and launches his promised

Hugo Dixon: Squaring the UK’s non-dom tax circle

breakingviews.com — Britain's treatment of its so-called "non-doms" gives some rich people an unwarranted tax break. If they qualify as being "domiciled" abroad, even if they live in the UK permanently, they can pay tax only on income generated in Britain. Britons usually have to pay tax on their global incomes.

Squaring the UK’s non-dom tax circle

blogs.reuters.com — Britain's treatment of its so-called "non-doms" gives some rich people an unwarranted tax break. If they qualify as being "domiciled" abroad, even if they live in the UK permanently, they can pay tax only on income generated in Britain. Britons usually have to pay tax on their global incomes.

A British Tax Break in Need of Fine-Tuning

nytimes.com — Britain's so called non-dom system gives some rich people what appears to be an unfair tax break. If they count as being "domiciled" abroad, they can pay the British authorities tax on income generated only in the country, even if they live there permanently. Other British residents have to pay tax on their global incomes.

Greece has two weeks to produce red meat

blogs.reuters.com — The default scenario is off the table for the time being after Athens confirmed it would meet a payment to the IMF on April 9. But it will probably be back by late April if Greece doesnât come up with some serious reforms on pensions, tax and banking.

Hugo Dixon: Greece has two weeks to produce red meat

breakingviews.com — The default scenario is off the table for the time being after Athens confirmed it would meet a payment to the IMF on April 9. But it will probably be back by late April if Greece doesn't come up with some serious reforms on pensions, tax and banking.
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Apr 25, 2015

@alanbeattie true, but that would just delay the second election by a few months

Apr 25, 2015

@alanbeattie if in 2 weeks after no-confidence vote nobody can form majority there has to be 2nd election

Apr 25, 2015

@alanbeattie in that scenario Labour and SNP won't have enough to make majority

Apr 25, 2015

Looks to me that if Labour gets c260-270 MPs, neither it nor Tories will be able to form govt and UK will need 2nd election

Apr 25, 2015

Chance of 2nd election rising. Clegg dismisses any coalition deal with Labour involving SNP: on.ft.com/1HxELgF #FT

Apr 24, 2015

@RegulationWonk the UN mandate was extremely weak. But you didn't answer my wuestion

Apr 24, 2015

RT @jsblokland: In case you missed it. Greek default is now more likely than that of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/InC31QZxRJ

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