6. (2013 February) Opinion: Idle Rich Are Spared the Fairest and Simplest of Taxes

I agree with Churchill: let’s get stuck into the real shirkers
They parasitise us from above. But landowners and the Tory party’s idle rich are spared the fairest and simplest of taxes
By George Monbiot (21 January 2013)

You can learn as much about a country from its silences as you can from its obsessions. The issues politicians do not discuss are as telling and decisive as those they do. While the government’s cuts beggar the vulnerable and gut public services, it’s time to talk about the turns not taken, the opportunities foregone: the taxes which could have spared us every turn of the screw.


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