Monthly Archives: May 2008

Bill misses the point. Again.

Plagiarism is important in politics (as is also alliteration!).  Many of my best ideas come from other people.  And a fair number of those come from my good friend and colleague Dan Hannan MEP (South East).  Dan recently wrote a … Continue reading

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EU plans higher air fares

The European Commission plans to include the aviation industry in its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2012, piling new costs on airlines already struggling to cope with exceptional prices for fuel.  Airlines will be allocated a limited carbon allowance based … Continue reading

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The Flat Tax Debate

Imagine that we had an income tax rate of 10% (wishful thinking!), and we reduced the rate to 5%.  Chances are tax revenues would fall by roughly half.  But what if we had a starting rate of 60% and reduced … Continue reading

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Karl Heinz Report

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Don’t do it, Mr. McCain!

Wednesday May 14th found me in Washington at the famous “Wednesday Meeting” organised by Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform.  This regular weekly fixture attracts the central players from Washington’s conservative community — think-tankers and policy wonks, and a … Continue reading

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Explanation of the vote on Climate Change – Part 2

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Explanation of the vote on Climate Change part 1

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