Cicero Elections – SNP Manifesto Analysis

  The Scottish National Party this morning launched its manifesto, Stronger for Scotland, in Edinburgh, with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon setting out a simple message: returning a large group of SNP MPs to Westminster will strengthen Scotland’s voice but also deliver progressive change for people across the whole of the UK. Whilst stating (to loud …

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Ten things we learnt from Ask the Chancellors

  This government has done a lot to help pensioners: Following a question on how savers have been negatively affected by low interest rates, Osborne pointed to pensioner bonds and used the words ‘savers’ and ‘pensioners’ interchangeably. A later question, on older people struggling in their homes during the winter, drew a response that not …

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The Weaponisation of Tax

  To use current political jargon, tax is the latest issue to be “weaponised” by the political parties, as the leak of a large tranche of secret HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland put tax avoidance and evasion at the heart of the political and media agenda. This should come as no surprise. Tax avoidance has …

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