October 11th, 2010

Shadow Cabinet of Millionaires

Guido has noticed a few Shadow Cabinet members using the phrase “Cabinet of Millionaires”, a charge usually made by trots selling papers. Red Ed clearly calculates this will harm the government in an era of cuts. Over the weekend he said it didn’t matter if millionaires were given child benefit because “there aren’t that many millionaires in this country”. Well there seems to be disproportionate amount in his top team.

There are quite a few millionaires around the Shadow Cabinet table, some inherited their money, some made their money. If the politics of envy is back we should look at the net worth of those making the charge. Guido is estimating net worth based on pension assets, property and other known assets.

Millionaire Ed Miliband inherited a share of a multi-million pound property from his Marxist father, some nifty footwork by him and his brother David allowed them to avoid paying six-figure inheritance taxes. Combining marital assets and his inheritance from his father Ralph, Ed himself is comfortably a millionaire.

Millionaress Harriet Harman, privately educated at St Paul’s girls school (Osborne went to St Paul’s boys school) is, given her eighteen year parliamentary career, set to get at least a half a million pounds from her pension pot. Along with her husband’s salary and pension, things are looking comfortable with one house in Herne Hill and a country pile in Suffolk. Putting the trade unionist and the toff well into the millionaire’s class…

Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper trousered a joint household income of some £300,000 per year for their five years or so in goverment positions. Ed trousered nigh on £100,000 in 2005 for writing a few pamphlets for Gordon Brown’s now struck-off dubious charity known as the Smith Institute. With the couple’s triple-house-flipping, generous expenses claims, on top of their ministerial salaries and taking into account their gold-plated ministerial pension pots, they will comfortably have a net worth that puts the power couple in the millionaire’s bracket by now. Though they are however down to a meagre two homes…

But it’s not just the big names at the forefront, Baroness Scotland spent many years at the top of the Bar and the ennobled QC’s bank balance would reflect that. The millionairess will have had no problem paying her five-thousand pound fine for employing an illegal immigrant as a maid…

Baldemort himself, Liam Byrne, benefitted handsomely from his time as an investment banker at Rothchilds. He certainly won’t have left their employ without having trousered enough to put him in the millionaire bracket before counting his six-figure government salary…

Oh and let’s not forget Shaun Woodward whose property empire includes a castle. He even has his own butler.

Can co-conspirators crowd-source evidence of other millionaire members of Red Ed’s new generation?

See also: More Millionaire Shadow Cabinet Members


162 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    At least the Tories admit it!!!!

    And dont forget those poor union bosses.

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    • 2
      Tony Bliar says:

      They’re all peasants compared to me!

      Suckers!

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      • 16
        Tony Cameron the Heir to Blair says:

        I’m still richer than you tony, even if you are my hero.
        I don’t even know how many houses I own.

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        • 77
          "Call Me Dave" says:

          I am worth £30 million. Even my poor friend George is worth £4 million.

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          • Hootch says:

            Errrgh …….. I thought that this number has been discredited and disowned by the journo that “calculated” it ( it includes the potential cash from the sale of Sam Cams family home etc ). Rubbery.

            On that basis, I’m a mult – billioniare because as a taxpayer I “can lay claim” to all Crown estates.

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          • torieboy says:

            what difference dose it make how rich David Cameron is ?
            he is not a lefty but if he was that would make him an hypocrite like all them on the labour front bench.

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    • 14
      we're all in this together says:

      so we have a political class of millionaires on the shadow and front benches almost all of whom cheated on their expenses

      you wouldn’t think politicians could get any more out of touch after the expenses scandal

      but they are

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      What about Will Hutton and Polly T?

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      • 143
        Pick a Name says:

        and James Gordon Brownstuff?

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      • 148
        Hootch says:

        Don’t forget Mr Polly – £250k for writing press releases for the audit commission, and the Guardian pension pot hidden somewhere in a nice tax- evading domicile.

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    • 106
      The PIG TROUGH that is West Minster says:

      How did so many poorly paid MPs come to be millionaires?

      Anyone could be forgiven to thinking that as they have no other talents or time to do other things like sit on company boards or write books that they must be raking it in on expenses.

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    • 113
      Not all Politicians are rich. says:

      Look here fawkes. William Hague is so hard up that he is forced to share hotel bedrooms with young men to save money.

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  2. 3
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    What about that Northern meedja bint? Surely she must be worth a few boobs seeing who she’s had on that sofa…?

    What was I thinking…. :?

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    • 59
      Keep lickin' dem windows! says:

      Everyone knows that all those who earn over £35,000 must support the Conservatives and all those who earn under £35,000 must support Labour.
      [If you don't know how much you earn you must support the Lib Dems]

      Are you windowlickers always this stupid?

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      • 66
        Moley says:

        You are wrong.

        Labour is the Party for those who do not work and live on benefits.

        The Liberals are the party for those who work in the Public sector.

        The Conservatives is the party for people who work for a living and want opportunity for themselves and their children.

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        • 81
          Mongy says:

          The Mong Party is for those addicted to brainless stereotyping.

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        • 82
          Cato Street Conspirator says:

          No, the Conservatives are the party that belongs to those who do not work but either live off Mummy and Daddy’s money or live off other people’s work. The followers of the Conservative party are fools who aspire to that position.

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          • We love being Champagne Socialists says:

            my what a big chip you have. See a phsychiatrist, I would if I were you

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          • Hootch says:

            Like Hilary Benn for example, or the Blair brood ( Mummy, it’s that nice Peter chap on the phone again about some more property). Twat

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          • Hootch says:

            Like Hilary Benn for example, or the Blair brood ( Mummy, it’s that nice Peter chap on the phone again about some more property). Twat

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        • 85
          Anonymous says:

          spoton

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        • 120
          libertarian says:

          Moley

          Almost

          The Tory Party is for those who don’t need to work or who have retired

          There is in fact NO party representing people who actually work for a living, that is why all 3 parties believe in high taxes, massive state interference and are anti democracy

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  3. 4
    Imagine John Prescott without Bulimia says:

    Should left-wingers be millionaires though?
    If the state is great, why not give it all the money you own?

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  4. 6
    KP says:

    Tessa’s (estranged??) hubby is worth a bob or two as well I think

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  5. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    what about Red Eds partner ??? Does she work ? Has she ever worked ?

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  6. 9
    Engineer says:

    Millionairedom isn’t what it used to be. Seems they’ll let anybody into that club these days. Even socialists, for whom property is theft.

    Funny old world…

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  7. 10
    The blood spattered teacher in No Pressure says:

    Why is it that all the Socialists I know are stinking rich, whereas most ordinary decent conservatives of my aquaintance are barely managing to get by!! I think I will have to rethink this whole politics thing. Perhaps someone attached the wrong barcode in the political warehouse.

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    • 15
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Dont think Dave is getting by , But how many parents would want to pass on there money to there kids and not the state ? This is a good thing people earning money and saving and passing it on .

      better than a life on benifits

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      • 28
        The blood spattered teacher in No Pressure says:

        Why are there no socialist websites like Facebook. Where all the socialist in the world pool all their earnings and then redistribute a totally equitable share. The technology exists to do this. Could it be that none of the hypocritical bags of shit actually believes in it.

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        • 94
          Anonymong says:

          The common man will always be a socialist, for he can make money from it.

          A well-connected socialist will be a socialist for however long he makes money from socialism.

          As soon as either have nothing to gain from socialism, they become Conservatives.

          I’ll openly admit that when I was a youngster with no experience and qualifications I was a socialist.

          I worked hard and eventually made it good, now socialism is a noose around my neck.

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    • 29
      Hugh Janus says:

      Well said. I too was wondering how a Marxist could justify accumulating that kind of wealth – and then I realised that, like the Grinning Chimp, all inconvenient lefty political principles are repudiated as soon as the trough comes into view.

      Keep it up Guido, and when you get a moment perhaps you could remind us who in the shadow cabinet was privately educated, in good time for their next attack on private education. With so much gut-wrenching hypocrisy to expose you will never be out of a job.

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      • 134
        filipinomonkey says:

        Well John Prescott made his money on the ferries before blessing us with his towering intellect in the political field.

        More money in being a steward than it would first appear.

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  8. 12
    Tony Blair Millionaire says:

    Well Red Ed the Vulcan from Planet Low Marx…..great….glad to see you are on the side of the rich….not those nasty, smelly people who used to vote Labour and still read the Daily Mirror….yeuch…they smell so howwid….and unlike the Ed Boy, they don’t live in North London and haven’t even heard of wasabi oil……yeuch…..now Cherie, about us employing a butler…..

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  9. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    We said we would make society more equal, and abolished ‘boom and bust’ to boot.

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  10. 19
    Steve Miliband says:

    Work as a public servant at a decent level and you would be hard pressed not to become a miwjonair

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  11. 22
    sandra in accounts says:

    I just Googled the Miliband brothers Inheritance Tax dodging activity.

    The feffing hypocrital scumbags!

    How dare they?

    What sort of brain dead muppet would vote for such hypocrits?

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    • 24
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Sorry but wasnt it Tax avoidence which is legal ?

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      • 32
        sandra in accounts says:

        Did the millionaire Milibands not think of all the good that the Goverment could do with the extra tax if they had paid it?

        Dont they really care about the poor & fair wealth redistribution?

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      • 114
        Richard Goebells Curtis says:

        whether its legal or not you would think a socialist would only be to happy to pay all the tax he can and not find ways legal or otherwise which can get around this. Truth is dear friends is that socialism is for the little people and being an advocate of it does not mean you want it in your own life. Dont be silly.

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    • 40
      Cato Street Conpirator says:

      “What sort of brain dead muppet would vote for such hypocrites?”

      Me.

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    • 51
      bergen says:

      Given that their hard line Marxist father arrived a penniless refugee,the wealth of tweedlegeek and tweedlewonk is curious given that neither has had a life outside academia or the Westminster bubble.

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      • 78
        Archer Karcher says:

        Could Papa Militwit have skimmed the money off his soviet paymasters, when he was running communist funded agitprop magazines in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s ? Seems likely as his earnings as a lecturer on all things commie, would have been insufficient to finance their comfy existence.

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    • 80
      Anonymous says:

      Scotland,the north east.immigrants.the work shy .in fact 40% of the UK vote Labour.FFS

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      Primrose Hill Marxist says:

      Reserve some hatred for their COWARD father.

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  12. 23
    I hate New Labour says:

    Don’t forget the destitute Labour supporters like Izzard and Tennant.

    I believe they live in council flats, scraping a living.

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    • 71
      kill bill says:

      I know izzys down to only one taffeta ball gown and sling backs and Tenny back on the cut price Iron bru for doing impressions of Doctor who out side the spar! the poor lambs we really should to help them out ! say out of a 10th floor window ?

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    • 122
      Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

      Don’t forget Ben Elton

      Remember that humourless ‘comedy’ show he used to front on the Beeb in the ’80’s?

      Dear God, Benny Hill had more talent in his little finger than Elton had in his entire body.

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  13. 25
    Tapestry says:

    The working class can kiss their arse.
    Politics used to be called show business for ugly people.
    Since Blair, it’s become a way to make yet more money for a narrow claque of rich ugly dull Oxford graduates, all members of a cosy mutual admiration society.
    There’s not even a John Prescot to provide some light relief.

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  14. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Labour………….Do as we say, not what we do.

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    • 34
      Hugh Janus says:

      The NuLiebour philosophy:

      You’ve got it, I want it.
      When I get it, you can’t have it.

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      • 156
        Troll Fol De Rol says:

        I thought that was free market capitalism. Man entitled to the sweat of his brow and all that. Course, many didn’t sweat all that much getting it, but you can’t say that’s just New Labour. Well, you could, but it’d be bollocks.

        Incidentally, all this “Liebour” and “LieBore” stuff only marks you out as the same kind of prize twat that’d write “CaMORON” and “Limp Dumbs”. Entirely non-partisan stupidity.

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  15. 27
    Finance directors expect a 'double dip' recession says:

    Finance chiefs of some of Britain’s top quoted companies are increasingly fearful of a double-dip recession.

    Optimism among chief financial officers surveyed by accountants Deloitte, including 35 from Britain’s blue chips, has fallen to its lowest level in 18 months, with more than a third anticipating a return to recession.

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    • 67
      Sir William Waad says:

      Yep, all the money’s been piddled away and we have a deficit of catastophic size, six million not working, educational standards that have fallen far behind many of our competitors and a bloated public administration. Or was that your point?

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  16. 30
    Lucky Luciana says:

    Sion Simon’s meal ticket:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciana_Berger

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    • 92
      Steve Miliband says:

      Parachuted in to a safe seat from the council estate along with Tristan Hunt

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      • 127
        Sunny disposition says:

        Tristan Hunt? Don’t mention that b*stard’s name. He promised the poor deluded buggers of stinky Stroke on Tr*nt gas and water in the same pipe and the gormless morons voted for him!

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  17. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Lowly Emily Thornberry, appointed a shadow health bag-carrier , owns a £2m-plus pile in Islington as well as a portfolio of properties (according to the register of member’s interests) plus her husband’s property interests.

    Her hubbie is Patrick Nugee QC who a couple of years ago attracted publicity with the acquisition of another £500,000 property in Rawstorne Street.

    And unless it is forgotten, Thornberry sends her kids out of the borough to be educated in leafy Hertfordshire at Dame Alice Owen’s school, a highly selective secondary.

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    • 103
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      The new Diane Fatbutt ??????

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    • 144
      rightallalong says:

      Thornberry and Diane Abbott at the shadow Health Ministry – is their special concern obesity ? They should set better examples.

      Diane Abbott must be worth a few bob now she can afford to leave her job with Portillo and Brillo and pay the school fees.

      You’re right about Dame Alice Owen’s school. League table-topper. Parents fight like cats to get their children in. They tutor them up. The Socialist Elite – bunch of hypocrites.

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  18. 35
    Anonymous says:

    My god, can your little blog be anymore one-sided, why not do an expose on all the millionaires in the actual Cabinet, god this right-wing crap blogging is nauseating !

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  19. 37
    Penfold says:

    What about Hilary Benn, he’s a squillionaire.
    Let’s not forget the episode whereby he didn’t want the public to have coast access at his family estate in Anglia.
    All connected to the Kinnock family of political leeches.

    And lastly, but most importantly Guido. MP’s have a very generous pension scheme that is funded by the tax-payer, they are tax-payer subsidised for troughing and drinking at Westminster, they are tax-payer funded for some very very generous expenses that most working people can only dream about and CEO’s actually have.
    Those points above put all of ‘em in the millionaire class.

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  20. 39
    ricksrants says:

    Why are you surprised? Labour have only ever been about themselves. The man in the street says “I am working class so I vote Labour” because they think it is right. and I am afraid the education system has been dumbed down so much they are too stupid to see it.

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  21. 42
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What about Dougie Alexander and his clan ?

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  22. 46
    ben says:

    dover

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  23. 50
    streamfisher says:

    “Ed clearly calculates this will harm the government in an era of cuts. Over the weekend he said it didn’t matter if millionaires were given child benefit because there aren’t that many millionaires in this country”. What a peculiar comment by Red after a future fair for all, the new generation seemingly advocates child benefits for millionaires because it doesn’t cost much so just get get rid of them for everybody else and save millions?, DOH!

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  24. 55
    Moley says:

    Conservative Politician’s as a general rule have money from family or success in business.

    Socialist politicians make their money from politics; Their money comes from the subscriptions and hard work of the low paid which successfully lifts the politician out of poverty into the millionaire bracket. Their policies ensure that those who alleviated their poverty remain in the gutter.

    The Socialist politician’s boot is firmly on the face of the poor; keeping the poor down and lifting themselves up.

    Can we have a list of the last generation of socialist Politicians who made their millions off the workers; starting with Blair and Kinnock, both winners of Gold medals for bare-faced hypocrisy?

    Miliband’s new generation of politicians have not yet had a chance to get their fingers into the worker’s pockets, so comparisons at this stage are a little unfair.

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  25. 56
    Anonymous says:

    They gave up all their socialist principles to become champagne socialists themselves and fuck the white working classes, which is what they were set up for.

    That includes the champagne socialist union leaders too, who can’t seem to manage on less than £100k themselves, whilst they fight for an average wage of £24k for their members.

    There are so many of them as were listed many times on here prior to the general election this year.

    Don’t forget the influences that millionaires like
    s and Neil still have on the party and ofcourse any other champagne socialist millionaires made at the hands of the European Commission including of course son.He is still getting £8.4k per month 2 years after he left them and by the way this amount is not his pension from them either.

    Even that die hard socialist cott who hated the House of Lords so much and said that he would never go there, found the money too tempting to resist. Well at least it keeps Pauline in hats for the rest of her life and more.

    ‘Lets make poverty in Africa history’ remember that? Well he hasn’t but he certainly has in his household.

    The list of champagne socialist hipocrytes is endless AND MADE VERY MUCH AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY.

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    Anonymous says:

    As long as they keep talking about millionaires, they don’t have to tell us the reason why they fucked this country yet again with their vast overspending.

    Ask them what would they cut?

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  28. 64
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Police should not be sued !

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/10/metropolitan-police-sir-paul-stephenson

    What a Hoon

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  29. 68
    Penfold says:

    Mandelson channels book royalties into private firm in order to receive EU payoff

    The Sunday Times reported that Lord Mandelson has channelled fees and royalties from his recent autobiography into a private company, enabling him to qualify for up to half his former salary as a European Commissioner two years after leaving the job. His book royalties and speaking engagement fees (estimated at £350,000) are paid to Willbury, his firm. This enables him to claim up to £104,000 a year, intended to cushion former Commissioners while they look for new work. By paying his earnings into a company of which he is a director, he can tell the Commission he has no other private income.

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    • 118
      Hugh Janus says:

      Surprised you weren’t on to this Guido. Get out of the pub and get after the bastard, there’s a good chap.

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  30. 69
    We love being Champagne Socialists says:

    We’re all champagne socialists in the Labour Party

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  31. 72
    LMFAO!! says:

    RE: “Are you windowlickers always this stupid?”

    There’s your proof.

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  32. 73
    HenryV says:

    My favourite example of this was Dunwoody vs Timpson at the Crewe by-election….

    Where did the Milibands get their money from? Is just house flipping in the South-East?

    A good example of social mobility there, from illegal immigrant to potential PM in one generation.

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  33. 75
    We love being Champagne Socialists says:

    Rochdale,Central and Falinge, 84% of working people are on benefits and that’s how Labour want it cos as that lady said(who put me with that woman was it sue)any job created has gone to immigrants.

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  34. 76
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    What a strange little story – sneering at the ‘politics of envy’ and then displaying such obvious petulant envy of the Labour millionaires. If right-wing millionaires deserve their wealth (however achieved) so then do left-wing millionaires. Personally, I think they’re all greed-ridden scum.

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      Sir William Waad says:

      I’m glad I’m not a millionaire. I don’t know how I would make ends meet if I had as little money as that. At least I don’t, however, pretend to be a Man of the People and a Friend of the Poor unless these Labour fucking hypocrites. Instead, I create a few dozen genuine, productive jobs for people to do. (Indeed, with prime lamb up to £3.70 a kilo, I might be creating a few more).

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    • 107
      Hugh Janus says:

      So, by your reckoning CSC the ‘politics of envy’ is a good thing then? Forgive me but I don’t think Guido is displaying ‘petulant envy of the Labour millionaires’ in the slightest. If I have read this correctly, he was setting out to expose the hypocrisy of Liebour millionaires. It is NuLiebour that seeks to deny these advantages to others, and yet are happy to fill their boots whenever the opportunity presents itself. Whilst I’m not sure that right-wing millionaires necessarily deserve their wealth, the fundamental difference is that they don’t bleat about it and seek to prevent others from achieving the same. If that isn’t hypocrisy then I would like to know what is.

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      • 129
        thespecialone says:

        That is exactly the point Guido is making. Are the defenders of socialists too thick to realise this? It is the hypocrisy that stinks. Not the fact they are millionaires. Well actually as a lot of socialists made their wealth out of politics and therefore the taxpayer, that stinks as well. Anybody who are wealthy because of being an MP, no matter what party, is a disgusting creature.

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      • 138
        filipinomonkey says:

        Some people will always look at others with envy, which is just a waste of emotion and energy. The key to happiness is to look at what you have and be thankful, not what others have and be jealous.

        Find out what you are good at then get a job doing that, if that fails then you can always become an MP.

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  35. 79
    We love being Champagne Socialists says:

    Our education system does not work and educate our people so we need so many to come here from overseas and do the jobs that need doing. Our people can just live off benefits.

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    • 93

      Its called outsourcing.
      We even tried to outsource our government, to save money, only that last bit has gone wrong.

      We signed up for a parliament in Strasbourg, but we also got another one in Brussels.
      Not sure why. Then, for some reason, we opened up some parliaments in Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland. And then some regional authorities too.

      Yet we still kept the original one in Westminster, that we were trying to cut back on.
      And its House of Lords too..

      How did this happen?

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  36. 84
    Cool Dave says:

    Socialism is an economic and political theory advocating public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources. – Wikipedia

    Socialist = gulag soup kitchen
    capitalist = Greggs

    Socialist = army band in the park
    capitalist = ipod

    Socialist = chalk and slate
    capitalist = ipad

    Socialist = Polly Toynbee
    capitalist = Page 3 stunners

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  37. 91
    Paul says:

    Impressive lack of facts here. For instance, Balls and Cooper’s careers and expenses – I’d check that back if was you.

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  38. 96
    Sir William Waad says:

    Big question: who is uglier? Liam ‘Baldemort’ Byrne or Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC, the Extradition Queen? I think Baldemort wins it, by a short (misshapen) head. What do you think?

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  39. 97
    We love being Champagne Socialists says:

    I love being a champagne socilaist. Would you like to come and visit me in my villa in Tuscany? Don’t worry about the CO2 emmissions from the plane, I never do.

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  40. 102

    I enjoy Guido’s double standards … a libertarian who promotes catholic ideals. Anti-abortion, declares legitimate criticism of that cult to be ‘anti-catholicism’ and so on.

    In short the typical dissembling of those who ‘believe’ rather than use public libraries.

    I’m not a labour flak- just an Irish contributor pissed off to find Guido Fawkes who spends a lot of time holding political frauds to account then adopts the Middle Eastern leprechaun politics of religion.

    Disappointing.

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  41. 104
    Anonymous says:

    What are these people going to do with all these money when they die?

    They cannot take any. If their is after birth, they don’t know where they will be born. They could be even born to a single mother on benefits in UK or a single mother in Thailand who is on the game.

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  42. 108
    Ped says:

    Off topic I know but the BBC is rqtcheting up the bile level over the death of Linda Norgrove.

    I feel another Dianafication coming on. The airways will be swamped for days, months even, with bitter recriminations directed at Bumbling Boy Dave and the hapless US Forces.

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  43. 109
    Team America Fuck Yeah ! says:

    I see the Yanks have once again proved that no one does blue on blue better than them.

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  44. 110
    We love being Champagne Socialists says:

    The left wing bbc this saturday on five live, might have been sunday, was asking people if thatcher should have a state funeral. The presenter, kate, told her listeners that Thatcher was the most divisive political figure ever.

    Did she live through that era then or was it what she learnt at UNI and at the left wing bbc? Her programme was very very biased amd dvisive.

    After all Thatcher did win 3 consecutive elections until the EU loving Heseletine and Howe dug the knives in and of course let labour into power.

    Don’t you just love champagne socialists and how they educate our people?

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    • 139
      filipinomonkey says:

      The knife in the back was a disaster but for different reason. Lady T had outlived her usefulness, necessary to break the dreadful misery of abused union power in the 70’s (just how many of her laws did Labour repeal when they were in) but past her best before date.

      If Kinnock had won in 92 he would have had to deal with Black Wednesday and the aftermath of the Lawson Boom and that would have made Labour unelectable for years. As it was we got that fraudster and his incompetent underling whose experiments in PFI, pillaging of the pensions and general gross mishandling of our economy has produced such devastating consequences (except of course for him).

      Now history repeats itself, and this coalition forced to deal with the deficit and debt will be voted out by people whose idea of learning how to handle money comes from watching the Ocean finance adverts on daytime TV.

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  45. 112
    Ben 'buggering' Bradshaw MP: ex BBC cunt, and right on massive arse-bandit of socialisms says:

    Champagne socialist filth

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  46. 117
    Damon says:

    Tessa Jowell is likely a millionaire by marriage – she’s been married to a very well-earning tax laywer for over 31 years (and still is despite separating 4 years ago). Not to mention her own 13 years of Minister / Cabinet salary.

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  47. 119
    libertarian says:

    Labour have got this wrong too ” there aren’t that many millionaires in the uk”

    In fact according to this recent report http://www.fundraising.co.uk/news/2010/01/04/uk-has-500000-millionaires-say-prospecting-gold

    There are nearly 500,000

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  48. 121
    Dave Griffiths says:

    “For years people people have said this blog is only successful because it is oppositionalist, they asked “who will be the next Guido?” under a new government. The good news is we’re still in opposition to the government, Guido is still Guido… ”

    Could have fooled me, all I see is endless stuff about the shadow cabinet and Red Ed.

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  49. 126
    Jimmy says:

    Not in the least sad or desperate.

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  50. 132
    Greg Beales says:

    The cheque is in the post.

    Now kindly stop blogging about Ed Miliband and start with the Bullingdon Boy

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  51. 140
    Cole says:

    Who gives a toss if they’re millionnaires?

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  52. 145

    Telegraph reported a while ago that the Tories have 29 millionaire MPs, Labour 26 & the LibDems 3. Any nonsense from Labour about Tory millionaires easily scotched.

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  53. 149
    Hootch says:

    Dianne Abbott won’t be missing her Child Benefit either, son at an independant school etc, etc but clearly she took a hit when old brillo head nailed her on This Week – how much was she getting for that weekly humiliation ?( thankfully bailed out by the Question Time expense budget though, so we can still have a laugh now and again).

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  54. 153
    torieboy says:

    Four or five days ago i made a comment on the guardian CIF that the millibands father Realf miliband was an hypocrite because of him being a Marxist millionaire,
    well you never see so many upset trots in all your life, nearly one in four comments were connected to my remark ,it was as if i insulted their god, most of them were in denial about the millibands fathers wealth even though i pointed out that he owned two very expensive houses ,one in one of the most expensive parts of london and another in Oxfordshire.

    ALL lefty’s are hypocrites .

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  55. 154
    tess says:

    PENSIONS,HOUSE,WAGES,SAVINGS,…….IF THATS THE CASE HALF THE POPULATION ARE WORTH A MILLION OR MORE……WHAT A STUPID THREAD.

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  56. 162
    Anonymous says:

    Has anyone got any dirt on Dromey?

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