Most of those on the political left here in the UK seek to impose a further additional tax on property owners and in true crypto-communist form they call it “the Mansion Tax”.
Ed Miliband’s plans for a mansion tax are like something out of ‘Soviet Russia’, one of the party’s own peers declared last night. Leading fertility doctor Professor Robert Winston said the policy was unfair because it would not affect people in similar-sized properties in other cities in the UK.
The IVF pioneer warned the plan, which levies an annual tax worth thousands of pounds on homes worth more than £2million, could result in homeowners being forced to move out – a prospect he compared to the Marxism inflicted on Russia after the revolution. Asked about the tax in a radio interview, the 74-year-old said he joined the Labour Party ‘because I believed Labour was after fairness’. Lord Winston, who also found fame for presenting BBC documentaries such as Child of Our Time and the Human Body series and lives in a terraced property in Hampstead Garden Suburb, one of the most affluent parts of London, added: ‘My terraced house in London is probably just close to that band. If I had the same identical house on the outskirts of Birmingham, it would be half that amount and I would never pay this kind of tax. That doesn’t seem right to me.’
Lord Winston is deluded beyond words. For starters, the Labour Party has no interest in “fairness”. It is driven by a desire to grow the State, to tax to the hilt, to restrict freedom and to remove liberty. It’s THAT simple. The “Mansion Tax” is more of the same; it’s driven by envy and spite. Soak “the rich” regardless of how their property asset has bubbled up. And yes, it IS like something Soviet Russia would have dreamed up but then again Soviet Labour would see little problem with that.
Perhaps more interestingly, the “Mansion Tax” will almost exclusively hit those people living in the south of England. The leader of Labour in Scotland, Jim Murphy, has already BOASTED how this iniquitous tax on the people of southern England will raise revenues that will SPENT recruiting SCOTTISH nurses! This boast caused problems for Labour candidates in the south of England but in truth it reveals a deeper truth and it is this; The current Labour leadership appear to despise ENGLAND, and in particular those parts of it that prosper. It is this which I think will ensure they do not regain power in May. You cannot successfully govern a country if you give the clear impression you despise the biggest part of it – ENGLAND.