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Petition to the leaders of all political parties in the UK:

We call on you to support a "Robin Hood tax", a tiny charge of 0.05% on international bankers’ speculation, ensuring the banks pay their fair share of the costs of recovery. We urge you to use the hundreds of billions raised to stop cuts in public services at home, and to invest in sustainable development and environmental protection everywhere.

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It’s time for international bankers to pay something back to society. After the financial crisis and hundreds of billions in bailouts, bonuses and profits are rising out of measure again.

A new proposal – a tiny “Robin Hood tax” on bank speculation – has gathered support from top economists and regulators, and could raise huge sums to stop public service cuts, fight poverty and protect the environment. But this idea faces heavy opposition from a powerful City lobby.

It’ll take a massive public outcry to get our leaders to support Robin Hood and make the banks pay their fair share -- sign below now, then invite everyone to join the merry band:

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