As regular readers will know I have been campaigning for the Robin Hood Tax, sometimes known as the Tobin Tax for a long time. I think that a relatively small tax on financial transactions applied world-wide could have a very positive impact in fighting poverty in the developing world and closer to home.
This is an idea whose time has come, an idea that has widespread support from figures and organisations like President Sarkozy, the European Parliament, the Catholic Church and other churches, and many trade unions. Please take the time to read about this important campaign or click on the logo to see a video starring Bill Nighy and me (honest!).