Economic justice campaigner. Professor of Accounting Practice, Sheffield University. Chartered accountant. Political economist. https://mas.to/@RichardJMurphy
Lesley Riddoch: My message to the independence movement tonight Very well said
Another step on the way to global tax co-ordination Seventeen years after I co-authored the first call for the UN to be a global tax authority the move might be under way
How did we get to the point where there is no legal way for a refugee to apply to get into the UK and no legal way for a Scotland to leave it? The two are very clearly connected by the power structures that created both situations.
Sometime the whole corrupt edifice of the two-party political hierarchy in Westminster is going to collapse The two party system can only abuse people for so long. And then they will say ‘no’.
It’s been reported that the Chancellor’s wife, Akshata Murthy, is not tax domiciled in the UK. This has been confirmed by a statement issued on her behalf. But I think the statement of facts issued by her is wrong. And I also suggest HMRC could challenge this claim. A thread….
Yesterday was bad. It was, in fact, very, very bad. If Johnson was a disaster, Truss has set out to be worse. I very much doubt that any prime minister has set out to create so many conflicts from the outset of their premiership in the way that Truss has. A thread….
If you want to know who is paying for the Queen’s funeral it is the magic money tree that the Treasury can always shake when it needs a little more cash. They could also use it to tackle problems in the NHS, education, social care and so much else. They just choose not to….
Jeremy Hunt is saying we cannot max out the national credit card this morning. This is total nonsense. There is no national credit card. Instead it’s the job of government to make the money we use. And since it can always make that money it can never max out on credit.