This is the online version of today's FPH: Now they want to tax jewellery: New Lib Dem wealth plan to target ALL assets - including buy-to-let homeshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... homes.html
A Lib Dem spokesman last night said the tax ideas would be discussed by the party, but insisted they were not yet approved policy.
Top rated comment:
So basically, if you come from a poor background like myself, scrape through school, manage to find employment, work really hard and get yourself off that dreadful Council owned estate and find yourself a better life through hard work and determination, the Lib Dems then come along and decide you don't deserve nice things and tax you to death so you're put back were you belong and in your place!!- Anopinion, Huddersfield, United Kingdom, 16/2/2013 22:41 3167
Which has been picked up by other news outlets:http://news.sky.com/story/1053220/lib-d ... -heirlooms
(check out the comments section)
MP Tessa Munt, who helped draw up the consultation paper, told the Mail on Sunday it was an "interesting idea".
The "They Live"
type message being pumped out to The Drip here is the implication this will affect "Hard working taxpayers" above tax-dodging millionaires like Rothermere who have inherited their fortune. This also supports Dacre's "free market" libertarian notion that "tax is theft", all whilst simultaneously running other stories demonising "scroungers" (including the hardworking low-paid). This methinks is the Dacre Ethic, and also supports the conflict perspective of pitting the ""have-nots" and "don't want you to have eithers"
against each other.