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Charles Clarke MP to speak at LSE on economic policy and taxation

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In the run up to the departure of Tony Blair from office, LSE will host a series of public lectures which will look at the long term challenges facing Britain and British politicians 'after Blair'. In this first lecture, Charles Clarke MP will look at the issues and questions surrounding economic policy and taxation.

Charles Clarke is a British Labour politician and was UK home secretary from December 2004 until May 2006.

Howard Davies, director or LSE, will chair this event.

Economic Policy and Taxation is on Wednesday 7 February 2007 at 7.15pm in the old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

The next lecture in the series is 'Brown's Britain' which will be given by Robert Peston, business editor for the BBC. 'Brown's Britain' is on Monday 5 March 2007 at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London, WC2A.

Press cuttings

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Clarke's verdict on life after Blair (8 Feb 07)
The Norwich MP and former home secretary argued, in a Life after Blair lecture at LSE, that '"we should accept it is reasonable in some areas for the beneficiaries of public spending to make a greater contribution to the spending from which they benefit, in some proportion to the benefit received.' 

BBC Parliament
Saturday 10 February, Charles Clarke's speech on Economic Policy and Taxation, scheduled to be broadcast at 9am on BBC Parliament channel,
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/default.stm|

Daily Telegraph
Let's charge for NHS and schools, says Clarke
Labour must drop its historic commitment to free education and health care, the former education secretary Charles Clarke said last night at a speech at LSE.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/08/nhealth208.xml| 

31 January 2007

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