Monday, 16 April 2007

Mr Benn

Here's a British politician who actually talks a bit of sense! I agree with some of Hilary Benn's moderate socialist views on government, applaud his eminently sensible comments on the so-called ‘war on terror’, and I’m impressed by his common-sense attitude to solving the problems of inequality, but I do think it is quite na├»ve to rely upon the benevolence of ‘filthy rich’ UK citizens.

If multi-millionaires (billionaires should be outlawed!) fail to offer public-spirited support to charitable causes and ignore encouragement for any significant acts of philanthropy, then – if only for the sake of preventing future social injustice alone - some kind of (discretionary?) ‘super-tax’ on the financial resources of the UK’s top 100 ‘fat cats’ would seem in order to begin the essential process of redistributing the wealth in this country.

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