"All-too-cosy relationships... at the heart of HMRC."

Business quote of the day.

It shouldn't be allowed. It is all-too-cosy relationships that is the problem at the heart of HMRC. It would be a strange government that would employ him considering the problems we've had trying to get our tax system in order, especially when he personally negotiated the deal with Vodafone.

Labour MP John Mann, member of the Treasury select committee, gives his view on the appointment of former HMRC boss Dave Hartnett, previously accused of engineering sweetheart deals with multinationals, to an advisory role at Deloitte.

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The NS Podcast #230: It's (New) Party Time

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen is joined by Anoosh to consider whether a new political party would have any chance of success in the UK. Then they discuss the TV shows everyone really likes to watch but doesn't admit to and analyse why the quality of Don't Tell The Bride has declined. Finally, a bumper You Asked Us section including listener questions on social care, punching Nazis, the Tory economic agenda and more.

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Further reading:

The NS centenary debate from 2013 - did the left win the twentieth century?

Meet the Ivanka Voter by Anne Helen Petersen on Buzzfeed.

Anoosh on the EDL.

Why is Love Island so Tory?

How Don't Tell the Bride lost its spark

Take Me Out and the failures of feminism by Alan White.