My recommended reading for today July 3, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Invest in railways, yes – that’s why HS2 should be ditched. Mandelson’s absolutely right on this… UK Polling Report Are you a political journo? Do you tweet about opinion polls? (…)

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Two-thirds of married couples EXCLUDED from Tories’ marriage tax allowance

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2013

Fresh from capitulating to his backbenchers over Europe, David Cameron is having to give in again on the issue of the marriage tax allowance. Evan Harris has already spoken out against the Tories’ plans here on LDV this week, highlighting how the policy harks back to the 1950s’ concept of nuclear households with (male) ‘breadwinners’ […]