The question "Can the left reinvent taxation?" has also been discussed by Alison McGovern MP (shadow city minister), The Guardian-columnist Zoe Williams and the diverse audience.
Wrapping up the panellists opinions, the tax system needs to be fairer. It is the most important connection between the citizens and the state but suffers from its negative connotation. A transparent, progressive and more efficient tax policy would highlight the taxes value for community and its sense of collective pride. Tax policy should not be reserved to experts alone. It should be opened up by politicians to include opinions from society, which tie incentives for politicians to reform the system and make it fairer.