Make Robin Hood proud

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A LOT of tough measures are coming in that will cost hundreds of thousands their jobs and hit the poor the hardest. But there's one easy decision that could spare a lot of the tougher ones: tax the banks and raise £20 billion to help those hit by the financial crisis. For every cut, I keep asking: could a tax on the banks have paid for that?

Our situation started in the financial sector and we spent 1.4 trillion bailing them out. We are all paying for a party we weren't quite invited to. I want my MP and leaders to fight for a tax that would make Robin Hood proud.

The tax proposed is 0.05% of transactions and bonds etc. That's a tiny amount but would generate billions. We bailed them out and they're already generating vast sums so when will we get a return?

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