The Robin Hood Tax campaign is calling for a tiny tax on financial transactions to tackle poverty and climate change. Critics argue this is just another form of aid, maintaining power in global financial centres and letting the rich decide what gets spent. Could such a tax embody a redistributive spirit and build solidarity with the poor?
Sarah Edwards leads Health Poverty Action’s policy and campaigns team. She has previously worked for Jubilee Debt Campaign, Anti- Slavery International, the Catholic Housing Aid Society and SPEAK. She has been involved in several high profile campaigns including Jubilee Debt, Make Poverty History and Stop Human Traffic.