Manifesto launch: Rise calls for #indyref2 within the next four years
Socialist Alliance challenges Holyrood parties to take on "corrupt capitalism"
THE LEFTWING electoral alliance Rise has launched its manifesto for the 2016 Scottish elections with a call to empower Holyrood to hold a second independence referendum within the term of the next parliament.
The demand was made at the nine-months-old left alliance's manifesto unveiling at the Glasgow Science Centre by outgoing independent Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart and former SSP MSP Colin Fox.
.@KezDugdale woos trade unionists with centre-left tax plan #STUC16
Labour leader talks-up tax raising powers as route to reduce public sector cuts
ALL TAXPAYERS in Scotland should pitch in with more money to limit austerity imposed on public services, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has told the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
Dugdale presented a five point plan on how she would increase revenue through council and income tax powers.
Scottish Greens pitch for power over tax policy with leftwing manifesto #SP16
Tax reform tops list of Scottish Green priorities for the next parliament
THE SCOTTISH GREENS will push for a more ambitious approach to tax from the expected SNP-led government after the Scottish election.
Banks, David Cameron and Tory cabinet face threat of tax haven investigations
Return to Westminster dominated by calls for tax justice after Panama scandal
CALLS FOR INVESTIGATIONS into the UK players at the heart of the Panama Papers tax haven scandal will be heard today in the Westminster parliament.
Prime Minister David Cameron, under pressure for his multiple links to tax haven firms, will make a statement defending his actions and promising new legislative action to crack down on tax evasion.
.@Rise_Scotland call for crack down on Scotland's billionaire tax avoiders
Scottish Government can take greater action to challenge the super-rich, claim socialists
BILLIONAIRE SCOTTISH RESIDENTS should be targeted with a specialist "anti-tax avoidance squad" to challenge "industrial scale" tax dodging, according to socialist coalition Rise.
The group has released research stating that "six of Scotland's ten billionaires are tax avoiders" following international outcry over the Panama Papers tax haven scandal.
Exposed: David Cameron's tax haven profits raise calls for his resignation
Protests called at Downing Street as Cameron eventually admits he profited in Panama
THE PRIME MINISTER must close down the UK tax haven system he benefited from or resign, according to outraged protesters targeting David Cameron's job.
Six days after the Panama Papers scandal broke and following four evasive statements, Cameron has now admitted that be benefited from tens of thousands of pounds in profits from an offshore tax haven fund in Panama set-up by his late father.
The British economy is in crisis - so let's not be Britain-lite
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that as the crisis in British capitalism grows, it's time for Scotland to reject economic orthodoxy, and invest in a productive economy.
Well, that was another bad week for British capitalism. It turns out that not caring who owns your economy, not caring what the industrial environment is like and not caring about money laundering may not be genius solution to perpetual prosperity after all.
David Cameron challenged on benefits from father's tax haven money #PanamaPapers
Inheritance of tax haven money under the spotlight after Panama revelations
DOWNING STREET are refusing to provide transparency surrounding David Cameron's financial interests amid the widening scandal over the global tax haven industry.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an investigation covering Cameron's tax haven links, which has forced the government to release four different statements attempting to clarify various tax haven arrangements in his family.
David Cameron's family finances linked to ownership of Scottish tax haven land
Questions remain over tax haven assets surrounding the family finances of David Cameron and Lord Astor
BOTH SIDES of the UK prime minister's family have now been implicated in the fall-out from the Panama Papers tax haven scandal.
Pressure is building on Cameron to reveal whether he is set to benefit from his late-father's multi-million pound tax haven investment firm, revealed this week among the 11 million Panama Papers.