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Who owns our green and pleasant land?

August 7, 2011 9:29 AM
By David Cooper

Superb article in today's Observer on how a new breed of plutocrats are buying up the 'great' estates, why they need to be taxed, and how LVT provides an answer…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/07/tim-adams-who-owns-britain

This is an absolute must read. There's even an amusing sideswipe at Madonna! But the serious point is that there are a bunch of Russian Mafiosi types who are buying up vast swathes of the UK, who have probably never paid tax in Russia, and certainly are not being taxed in Britain. Laughably called property 'investors', they invest nothing in society yet benefit from the UK's stability and respect for the rule of law.

Many congratulations to Carole Wilcox on getting such a prominent mention of the Labour Land Campaign. This article is exactly the kind of editorial coverage that we need to be aiming at in Liberal Democrat ALTER!