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would this happen?
bill nighy is in the skit :-D
it's a nice populist measure and there's a chance it could get the votes in the Commons I don't think that it would make it through.
the politics of going against the city even after all that's happened would be impractical
just a nice idea then?
so i don't know how well it would even work if it could happen
with the exception of barack obama. for GB it means he can be tough on the traders without driving them out of london, because the tax will be global. OB however might find himself getting lynched if he goes to the american people with a tax imposed by the UN.
personally i think it's a sop that does nothing to address the insecurity of the system and wildly unequal society it drives. better than nothing though.
When I heard Bill Nighy talking about it on R4 last night talking about the proposed distribution of income it seemed like there was a faint whiff of bullsh!t about the whole thing.
Unless I hear a more compelling sell I'm probably more up for tighter banking regulations on the one hand and more appropriate taxation on the income of companies and individuals.