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UK launches legal challenge against the EU financial transactions tax

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 23:29 UTC
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The UK government has launched a legal challenge against plans for a European financial transactions tax (FTT), according to the BBC. The FTT will be adopted by 11 EU states, but not by the UK and Ministers fear it could be imposed on UK firms trading with businesses based in one of the 11 states. Read full article

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  • briton

    most have either been defeated or over ridden or out voted,

    try from the outside in,
    you might have better luck.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    “does not want to be caught in the effects”

    You have another choice Brits: stop trading with Europe if you don't like their rules.

    LOL ....

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 01:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @2
    This article is about the UK and how we feel about it yes, but can you see that there are some other notable absences from the list. There are plenty of other countries in Europe that are not happy with the direction it is taking, like the whole of Scandinavia for example.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Osbourne wastes British taxpayers money on a courtcase to defend crooked bankers, despicable

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    The banksters should be in jail.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Oh! poor conservative Britons I only can feel sorry for them...

    No carries, no army, no Royal Navy, no planes, no money, no jobs, no economy, no more AAA to keep the party and now no tax to collect and keep.

    Its is not really sad?

    I just wonder how may humiliation theses guys can resist?

    Well not all its lost at least they could keep their industries and Hong Kong.

    No so bad after all I guess. Lucky bastards...

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    2 John Troll the 3rd (
    “”

    You have another choice Brits: stop trading with Europe

    Now that’s silly,
    Yes we don’t like the rules,
    So we either get them changed or leave the EU,
    But this in no way stops us from trading with them, and more that it stops us trading with the rest of the world.
    Very good point..
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    6 DanyBerger
    We have today avoided a triple recession,
    That’s good for us,
    And bad for criticizers,
    The only way now is up.
    We will grow, slowly but grow we will.

    .

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #7 “We have today avoided a triple recession,
    That’s good for us”

    Yes, all hail the Boy George Bounc, viva 0.3% (revisable downwards) growth. I'd have been happier if we kept our industries (if not Hong Kong!) myself...

    Apr 26th, 2013 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I'd have been happier if we kept our industries
    so would most of us,
    but at the moment we have to stick with what we have,

    and we aint doing to bad..

    Apr 26th, 2013 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @Briton

    “but at the moment we have to stick with what we have,
    and we aint doing to bad..”

    No of course you are not doing too bad and you have to stick with your better industry of the moment, lets say “The debt making Factory”.

    BTW how is going the production of UK toilette paper with the face of the queen?

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    very good thank you,
    the exports to argentina is soaring.lol.

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @briton

    Why don't you make a join venture with Argentina and Print 2 for the price of 1?

    Or Better off, you print in one side the face of Elizabeth Queen II and in the other Elizabet Cristina I.

    Sure you can use the some currency in the near future.

    ha ha

    Apr 28th, 2013 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    tut tut
    we thought you like cristina.
    lol

    Apr 28th, 2013 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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