I have repeatedly called for a Tobin Tax - see most recent call here - now I see there is a petition set up by a Green colleague on the Downing Street site.
Photo: Stroud 'bankers' launching the Stroud Pound
It would be great to see many folks sign:
Please sign, blog, tweet and generally disseminate this petition. Brown is going to get a huge amount of counter-lobbying from the banksters, so he needs a positive push. It is one of the rare petitions that is actually supporting what he is saying!
Preamble: The PM has put forward the idea of a Tobin Tax at the G20 meeting in November. This is a tax on financial transactions, which will be hypothecated to poor countries, to which the PM has not unreasonably added a clause to put some to meeting the cost of the next bank bailout. The US and Canada have already talked sown the idea, but many poorer countries and nearly all NGOs will welcome it, and we encourage our PM to persist against all odds.
Petition: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to persist with his praiseworthy plan to persuade the G20 to place a Tobin Tax on financial transactions, designed to aid poorer countries and increase financial stability.