Libby Purves, as a dedicated student of the site will tell you has her head screwed on straight. (She writes for the Times and has contributed several well thought out pieces on the forces) Her latest piece in the Times talks to "hypothecated taxation" - which is the earmarking of tax revenues for certain costs lines - you could effectively have a shopping bill for your tax showing where your money goes. Politicians obviously think this is bad as the "big pot" hides a multitude of sins and prevents soap dodgers witholding funds for policing and defence and soldiers witholding tax for soap dodgers to avoid work. It is a good piece and I recommend it to you. Libby Purves - Taxation Libby, what are you doing on a low environmental impact farm? You've let yourself down.