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Properties in and around Worcester owned by overseas companies

The link below shows an interactive map of properties and land owned by overseas companies. Lots of places in Worcester are¬†owned by offshore companies, many in well-known tax havens. For example, all the land to the south of Worcester where many new homes are planned are owned by offshore companies based in the Channel Islands,…

Why I’m joining the fight against austerity on 20th June

On Saturday 20th June I will be joining the many other people, including fellow Green Party members from Worcester and across the country, to demonstrate against the continuing austerity proposed by the Conservative government. The fact that the three main parties all support a version of austerity means that this is a protest against the…

What support from Big Business really means

Unsurprisingly, leaders of some big businesses have said this week that they back the Conservatives. With Labour and the Liberal Democrats desperately trying to find a business leader that supports them, one has to ask whether being supported by Chief Executives of multinational corporations is really such a desirable thing. One of the few things…

A belated return to growth does not vindicate austerity

Many believe that the UK’s return to growth vindicates Osborne’s austerity policies. However, the economist Chris Dillow explains how this is; …an example of the outcome bias – the tendency to assess behaviour by results rather than by the quality of that behaviour. The fact that the economy is now growing makes Osborne’s fiscal policy…

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