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Will Gordon Brown play Robin Hood?

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The public mood is for making the banks pay, so the prime minister should hold his nerve and seize the opportunity

This week's high-profile launch of the Robin Hood tax campaign has reopened the debate on how the banks can repay their debt to society. For organisations such as War on Want that have championed a tax on financial transactions for the past 10 years, the popular support that has greeted the campaign is great news. But does Gordon Brown have the political will to match the public mood?

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for The Guardian's Comment is Free blog

 

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