Kate Andrews writes for City AM
In her article Kate argues that the ‘politics of politics’ asks both sides to assume good faith in the other; no one is knowingly trying to cause harm to others through their policy proposals. But Oxfam’s latest video, “The Heist No One is Talking About” is a product of abandoned political civility, mixed with extreme fear-mongering. If the point of the Heist video is really (as the charity claims) to ensure that “fair taxes being paid in the countries where profits are made”, Oxfam’s first port of call should be to acknowledge that corporation tax is not fit to do this. Operating in the world of political civility as I do, I don’t think Oxfam is malicious in these calls for increased regulations on UK companies. Alas, I just don’t believe such policies will do anything to give the poor a step up.
Read the full article here.
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