As the fallout over the introduction of a 50% tax rate for about 1.5% of the population continues, it is comforting to see Andrew Lloyd-Webber (the man who never actually said he would leave Britain if Labour gained power) in his natural habitat - the ever-rational Daily Mail - barking about it:
- I believe that this new top rate of tax could be the final nail in the coffin of Britain plc.
Even though this budget measure is perhaps the most popular thing the Government has done in a while, good old Middle Englander and his wife are on the prowl.
My son and daughter in law are in this category. they are not super rich just hard working. they get up at 6 am to prepare for 1 hour travelling, usually no breakfast
come home 8 to 9 pm for a frozen meal. Their first 4 hours work is for themselves, the next 6 hours is for the lazy shiftless 3 million on benefits the work they do at until midnight and weekends is for the expenses of our MPs. . I really wish I had not sacrificed to give my son a first rate education, I really wish he had not sacrifice his youth in studying. I f I coulf have my time over I would have encouraged him to go on benefits and enjoy life.
[Claude at Hagley Road To Ladywood has a good piece on the Heffmeister's addition to the debate]