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GREECE AND THE EURO

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Over the next few weeks the news will be full of the unfolding Greek tragedy, and if current trends are anything to go by most criticism will be firmly directed either at the Greek people – for borrowing so much money in the first place; or[…]

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NON-DOM TAX AVOIDERS

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in full. This rule is long-overdue[…]

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FREE MARKETS JUST MEAN CORPORATE CORRUPTION

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
This week we saw yet another scandal involving our banking system, when it turned out that HSBC have not only been facilitating large-scale tax avoidance and tax evasion via their Swiss subsidiary, but have even been advising their wealthy clients on how is the best way[…]

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OUR DISGRACEFUL FINANCE SECTOR

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[…]

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WE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY – THEY DEFEND FREE MARKET CAPITALISM

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Yesterday a post was made on the website of the Centre for Policy Studies*, a right-wing think-tank that was set-up by Keith Joseph in 1974 to promote ‘Economic Liberalism’ – now more frequently called neo-Liberalism or Free Market Capitalism. Also counting Margaret Thatcher as one of[…]

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THE LABOUR PARTY IS COMPROMISED

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
Many people will be aware of the corrupting influence that the private funding of political parties has on our democratic process. The Tory Party gets most of its funding from big business (and over half its funding from the City of London) so it’s no surprise they[…]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Though there are undoubtedly many bitterly disappointed people at the outcome of last night’s referendum on Scottish Independence, I personally am nowhere near so negative, and in many ways think that how things have turned out may actually have been the best possible result for those[…]

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AUSTERITY AFFECTS LAW AND ORDER

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
The inevitable consequence of Free Market Capitalism is that society becomes ever-more unequal, as the wealth gap between those at the top and those at the bottom gets larger and larger. This happens directly (with salaries diverging, and wealthy people using their assets to generate yet[…]

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The Systematic Destruction of our Public Services

By Peter Dombi
 
The mainstream media have so far been paying scant attention to a strike in the NHS which has been going on for 7 weeks now, making it one of the longest NHS strikes ever*. However this strike is at the centre of the ideological battle around the policy of privatisating NHS[…]

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