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How does diplomatic immunity work in the case of a diplomat being a dual citizen of both the host and guest nations?

In general, diplomats are not supposed to be nationals of the receiving state, though the receiving state may elect to consent to the appointment of one of its nationals (Article 8 of the Vienna ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

It's just a bit of wordplay. The key part being: This something-for-nothing economics isn’t Conservative. True! It’s socialism. Ehhhh. He is basically making the point that on a scale which only ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

Tax incidence There are many different taxes, and even the taxes applicable to all groups of population are not uniform across the incomes and occupations. In this sense, lowering taxes is meaningless,...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

Of course. The central tenant of socialism is that every person “aught to work.” (Simon) “…capitalistic mode of production in its historical connection and its inevitableness during a particular ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

It was a smart trick to blame socialism for the failures of capitalism. Sunak already knew Truss' proposals, so he prepared in advance his comment. Several answers pointed out that Sunak was referring ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

There's a wide scale of 'socialism', from a complete lack of tax-funded services right through to full-blown communism. The interesting thing is Sunak's use of 'socialist' as an insult. Though common ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

It's not about taxes, it's about deficits. To understand Rishi Sunak's claim you need to understand the background against which it is made. In 2010, when the Conservatives entered government against ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

It isn't socialist to lower taxes, and it isn't socialist to raise them either - at least not inherently. To understand why, it's necessary to discuss what socialism actually is. Socialism is an ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

I think Trilarion's explanation is the correct one for what Sunak meant, in particular because he also said We’ve got to the point where even Keir Starmer is attacking leadership candidates for ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

As far as I can see it, the controversy was about the likely impact of the proposed tax cuts. Liz Truss thinks that the tax cuts may increase tax income and offset expected tax income losses in the ...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

Lowering taxes is not socialist in any way - this is simply the game of politics. Conservative voters - in the current "meta" - tend to absolutely loathe anything that can be labeled as &...
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How is lowering taxes "socialist"?

To be clear: I am not taking Sunak's side on this. While it is trivially correct to say lower taxes does not mean socialism, it is also incorrect to claim that socialism means higher taxes. The ...
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