never thought I would have to write at all about what a hard left might do.
In all the hullabaloo over the election and the government sudden decision of the young people to vote for free education for themselves, we have missed the main trick.
The Financial Transaction tax is a very bad idea for the U.K. It would instantly move all non-equity trading to Europe and FX too if applied there. Right when Brexit is already making waves and causing enough problems.
Brexit and FTT really would kill the City. Killing your goldnen goose would be the silliest idea of all time and effectively a national suicide for the UK - after all, London subsidises every other region bar the Home Counties. The vast bulk of this extra cash comes from the City and related services.
No one has even mentioned this ludicrous proposal, which when the EU made it was enough to push even George Osborne to consider leaving the EU.
Now, in the firmament of a hard left manifesto, it is not even noticed. More is the pity.