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Taxing multinationals – assessing election manifestos

12 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

Sol Picciotto – In a recent article I summarised a proposal for a new approach to the taxation of multinationals, based on a report from Public Services International by Danny Bertossa and I. In summary, it would treat multinationals in accordance with the economic reality that they operate as single global firms, and tax them by […]

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Despotic powers written into Tory Manifesto

11 Dec 2019, 1:01 am | TruePublica

Guy Aitchison: We now have a clear picture of the type of government that Boris Johnson will lead should he secure a majority on December 12th. It will be a government with open contempt for the rule of law; one which suspends parliament, purges internal dissenters, spreads disinformation and threatens the media and the courts […]

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The ‘hold your nose’ election? Record-breaking numbers set to vote tactically

11 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

By Sabine McGinley – Polling from BMG research for the Electoral Reform Society has revealed that a record-breaking 30% of the public plan to vote ‘tactically’ in the next General Election. Tactical voting occurs when voters choose the best-positioned party or candidate in order to keep out another party that they dislike… as opposed to actually […]

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Peter Oborne: Why are Britain’s ‘watchdogs’ protecting politicians, not us?

10 Dec 2019, 9:31 am | TruePublica

Our leaders stand accused of presiding over corruption, fraud, racism – and suppressing evidence of foreign interference. We urgently need answers before 12 December.   By Peter Oborne, Mary Fitzgerald, and James Cusick: If you go into a shop to buy Strepsils, you don’t expect to leave with arsenic. If the bottle says shower gel, […]

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Traditional British values sacrificed by doctrine of Brexit

10 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

How is Britain characterised today? Is it its venerated universities or contribution to culture, literature, and the arts? Maybe innovations that drove its industrial empire, or its overwhelming influence on the ‘anglosphere.’ Actually, fundamental British values are defined and taught in schools, promoted and measured by Ofstead and by government. These are the simple and […]

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Who’s setting Google’s rules on political ads?

10 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

By Sabine McGinley: New rules have just come into force at Google, banning political ads which target the public based on their political affiliations. (Targeting on the basis of age, gender and general location will be allowed to continue.) Along with Facebook and Twitter, Google has been criticised for a lack of transparency over what political […]

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Johnson’s biggest lie is that he’ll get Brexit done

9 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

By James Early: The Prime Minister pretends that he’ll “get Brexit done” if he wins the election. That’s the slogan on the side of his bus – and on his manifesto. Like the slogan on the side of his bus during the referendum, it is a big lie. Here are eight reasons why voting for […]

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Inside IndyRef2 – Looking forward to a new future

9 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

By Norrie Hunter: It is getting colder; the snow is on the mountain tops and as we try to keep warm in Scotland, we have the lukewarm General Election to endure.  This is cold comfort for those of us who want real change in Scotland.    I had a visit from a Conservative canvasser asking […]

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The shock troops and attack journalists of the right-wing political commentariat

9 Dec 2019, 1:00 am | TruePublica

Below is an article by Nick Jones. He was is print and broadcasting journalist and former BBC industrial and senior political correspondent with over fifty years’ experience. He is also the author of several books about British politics and industrial relations. Jones wrote an article recently about what he calls ‘attack journalism’ in the mainstream […]

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Leaked US docs on NHS – ‘Information not disinformation’

8 Dec 2019, 11:23 am | TruePublica

With the news that Amazon has been given total data access to NHS data it can use to develop products to sell internationally to third parties companies, including US healthcare companies – without paying a single penny to the UK – is proof of intent. The government said this project was to help the elderly […]

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