Saturday, August 20, 2011
Pickles re-defines “middle-class” as living in a Â£2m house and earning over Â£150,000
n an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, states that hard-working home owners â€œput a lot into this country and donâ€™t take a lot outâ€. He says that his Liberal Democrat Coalition partners have â€œgot to understandâ€ that introducing any form of so-called mansion tax would be a â€œbig mistakeâ€. He adds that the 50p higher rate of income tax should be scrapped so families can â€œkeep more in their pocketsâ€. His intervention will add to Coalition tensions ahead of the autumn conference season.