Sunday, May 30, 2010
I’ll have whatever Ian McWhirter’s having.
Is there any group in society more jealous of its privileges, more militant in defence of its perks, more determined to avoid paying tax than the â€œhard-workingâ€ British middle classes? The howls of anguish at the proposal to tax capital gains as income, part of the ConDem coalition agreement, illustrates how difficult it is to tackle what is called the middle-class welfare state. People who complain about welfare scroungers and benefits tourists see nothing morally wrong with Âavoiding tax.