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Keir Starmer is right to take on inequality, but tax reform is essential to this task | Polly Toynbee

Everything about the UK tax system is upside down – we tax work, while relieving unearned gains. And the public knows it

In a stricken country in a state of suspended animation, everyone says build back better, but no one knows if we have the collective will. Standing on a burning platform with a sky-high debt mountain, public services crippled by austerity, Covid and Brexit, it’s not an obvious moment for optimism. But there’s a rumbling suggestion that this conservative country could be changing.

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