Hitting the nail on the head

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From Polly Toynbee in this morning's Guardian:

[Obama] lays into tax avoiders. "There's a building in the Cayman Islands that houses supposedly 12,000 US-based corporations. That's either the biggest building in the world or the biggest tax scam in the world." He promises to close the loopholes and "restore fairness to our tax code". So who rules the Caymans? We do. Who controls more tax havens than any other nation in the world? We do. Let's hope Obama now forces us to shut them all down. Much of the £28bn missing in uncollected UK taxes leaks out here - and 11 years into a Labour government, our tax havens remain untouched.

She's right.

Brown has to do it.

I won't hold my breath.

But I'll tell you: his party is listening to those who say he must.