Felicity Lawrence

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Leaving the EU is a chance to reform the biggest sector of Britain’s economy. But is Michael Gove up to the job, or will he be hamstrung by free-market dogma?There is a rather large piece of unexploded ordnance in the middle of the Brexit talks, which kicked off last week. It lay buried through most of the referendum campaign – but if not skilfully defused, it could go off with devastating consequences for our food system.feedback
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Jun 26 2017 Brexit
Felicity Lawrence has most recently been quoted in an article called Who will pay for the UK’s multi-billion corporate tax grab? We all will. Felicity Lawrence said, “Big businesses are exploiting a gap between UK and European law in an attempt to claw back up to £55bn. That’s money we need for hospitals, care and schools. Imagine you are presented with a brilliant new wheeze to reclaim your taxes from more than 40 years ago: taxes that have long ago been spent on services from the NHS to schools to welfare. Clever lawyers and accountants sell the idea to you; they spotted the opportunity at the turn of the millennium. But just like elaborate transnational tax avoidance, it only works if you are a large multinational business operating in different jurisdictions. What would you do? Balk at something that sounds so unfair? Ask: how is this possible? Or take up their invitation and ask who to call?”. Felicity Lawrence has been quoted a grand total of 2 times in 2 articles.
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