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Today, Wednesday 12 June, the Green Party released their 2024 General Election manifesto, pledging to “invest to mend broken Britain” via a fairer system of taxation.

Green Party Co-Leader, Adrian Ramsay claimed, “There is a conspiracy of silence between the main Westminster parties at this election”, adding “Labour and the Conservatives would rather hide their plans for cuts to public services than confront the need for a fairer tax system that asks those with the broadest shoulders to pay more”. 

The issue of taxation is one History & Policy has explored frequently in the past. Last year, we published a policy paper by Dr Rosa Hodgkin which suggested it might be possible to have a more mature public debate about the subject than the two major parties seem willing to instigate. The paper questioned the widespread assumption that the electorate is likely to be hostile to increasing taxation under any circumstances. Instead, it argued, parties need to be able to produce a coherent narrative as to why raising extra revenue in this way could be both fair and in the public interest.



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