Letter: Windfall squalls

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your reports on Labour and the windfall tax become more and more bizarre. You report (7 November) that "the Clinton administration has approached Tony Blair's office to express concern about a windfall tax being imposed on US utilities that have acquired British regional electricity companies in the last 18 months". This is untrue. You also report that "President Clinton is thought to have raised the matter with Mr Blair when the Labour leader visited Washington earlier this year". This is untrue as well.

In addition, whatever wishful thinking you or Powergen want to indulge in, my letter in Tuesday's Independent changes Labour's position not one jot.


Press Secretary to Tony Blair

House of Commons

London SW1