The Adventures Of Robin Hood...Errol Flynn (1909-1959), Australian actor, poses in costume, taking aim with a bow-and-arrow in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'The Adventures of Robin Hood', USA, 1958. The film, directed by Michael Curtiz (1886-1962), starred Flynn as 'Robin, Earl of Locksley'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
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High tax rates on the rich is not a good way to redistribute income (“Rewriting the rules”, The Big Read, September 2). With higher income tax rates, the rich will shelter more of their income through tax carve-outs, and they will invest less in the UK and more abroad. The Corbyn government’s Robin Hood strategy will almost always fail because it means less, not more income to take from the rich and give to the poor. When you put “tax fairness” ahead of economic growth, you produce neither.

Rizwan Rawji
Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium

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