A new EDM, number 1579, has been tabled in Parliament in support of a financial transaction tax. It says:
FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX
Caroline Lucas John McDonnell Bob Russell
That this House welcomes the vote by the European Parliament in favour of two resolutions on 8 March 2011 proposing the introduction of a Robin Hood tax on financial transactions, clamping down on tax havens and introducing measures aimed at tackling tax evasion; and calls on the Government to introduce urgently legislation that reflects this policy to ensure that the financial sector pays its fair share towards reducing the national deficit.
Worthy of the signatures of all MPs.