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Why did Putin annex Crimea?

I was wrong, but both Russia and Crimea may regret their haste

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Storm in the Crimean teacup

Hugh Small’s book on the Crimean War, and his analysis of the current situation: the corks bobbing on the ocean (i.e. the politicians) believe that they are causing the waves to move

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Mansion tax grab from Westminster Council

National politicians plan a raid on City of Westminster’s tax base

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Reforming Westminster’s council tax: here comes LVT

Westminster, 200 years ago the only ‘reformed borough’, could again be at the forefront of British political change

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Land Value Tax: any Local Authority can impose it now

The Localism Act (2011) allows Local Authorities in England to collect and spend Land Value Tax by modifying Council Tax. Land Value Tax has wide cross-party support and England is almost alone among developed countries in not using it.

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How devolving power to local government saved Britain the last time we tried it

Local Authorities now have the power and responsibility to levy taxes that promote public health by improving the environment. Medical professionals believe this will save the NHS money by preventing illness.

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UK economy growing, UK parliament flatlining

The UK government and opposition have been flatlining for 3 years while the economy has been booming

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Land Value Tax: Why wait longer?

The UK would benefit from LVT more than any other country. It will bring prosperity of all types: material, environmental, and welfare. It’s comparable to the Victorian slum clearance program in its effects on society

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Big environmental vote in the May 2013 English elections

Environmentalist candidates may gain votes in the 35 local elections to take place on 2 May 2013 if they publicise the little-known Growth and Infrastructure Bill.

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£50 bn of life support for the “old economy”

“Steel and Concrete Growth at All Costs” Bill will make it easier to build over footpaths and village greens

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