A message for 2009

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Brendan Barber is looking forward to 2009 on the TUC blog. Amongst the things he says he wants is:

A fairer tax system. The government is right to increase borrowing to maintain the strength of the economy. But this borrowing and decent public services will have to be paid for, and 2009 must see a real debate on how to make the tax system fairer. There is a real demand for the super-rich to pay a fairer share. President Elect Obama has been a long-time supporter of a crack down on the tax havens used by multi-nationals and the mobile super-rich to avoid tax.

I agree. But for the sake of proper disclosure I should put it on record that I will be working on this issue with the TUC in 2009.