Confiscate The Right’s Wealth But Not Mine Says Millionaire Leftie

In her column in The Guardian today, hand wringer and bleeding heart in chief Polly Toynbee, the multimillionairess who lives in a mansion in West London and has holiday homes in Cornwall and Tuscany wrote:

To end this impasse [ in the Euro zone ], let us tap Europe’s vast wealth. Faced with a crisis almost as grave as war, social democrats must act in concert to end the toxic policies of austerity. [ … ]

Abolishing tax havens, co-ordinating fair tax instead of destructive competition, ending secrecy of wealth and property ownership: politically hard decisions are easier if social democrats can inspire people with the value of standing together, not falling apart.

Knowing something of how tax efficiently Polly, and her employers Guardian Media, use tax havens to protect their vast wealth from the attentions of the taxman I had to reply thus:

So when you, dear Pol, and all the other obscenely wealthy left wing elitists put your spare homes on the market and maybe even sell your main home, the London mansion and trade down to a modest two bed apartment, what do you think will happen to property prices in Tuscany, The Dordogne, Cornwall and the fashionable suburbs of London.

Same goes for art treaures and antiques and shares in all those ethical investments when the elitist left all dissolve their trust funds.

I’m not holding my breath waithing for it to happen of course.

Europe, Europe, uber alles
Rendering unto Caesar – Anna Raccoon
Those Poor, Hard Done By Politicians

2 thoughts on “Confiscate The Right’s Wealth But Not Mine Says Millionaire Leftie

  1. Thanks for bringing this article to my attention Ian, I’d missed it somehow. What Toynbee says about what needs to be done, is, of course pretty much correct. I can’t see how her personal circumstances would invalidate that. In fact, I think you have done one of them “ad hominem” attacks there.


    • Not ad hom, just a statement of the facts. Polly’s Marxist rantings have prompted many who disagree with her to dissect her own financial arrangements. Those who live in glass houses etc.

      A tax dodger ranting about tax dodgers deserves no sympathy. As for what she suggests needing to be done, perhaps we also need a special political police force called thye State Security or SS for short.

      Remember Wilson’s government tried what Polly it calling for in the 60s (90% tex, currency controls etc.) and it brought to country to the point of having to be bailed out by the IMF.

      So you think it’s OK for a multi millionaire and multiple homeowner to talk about taxing the ‘rich’ to desctruction when she has been using every trick in the book to dodge tax for years (even to the extent of spending enough time out of the country to qualify for non dom status, a dodge she has condemned other for).

      It seems the blessed Pol only finds tax avoidance despicable if Conservative supporters do it. I find her hypocrisy more despicable than any political position.


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