So there you have it. Three multimillionaires at the top of British politics – Cameron, Osborne and Clegg – have made the poor pay for the bankers venality.
Imagine a junior public servant. He’s not a fat cat. He works hard each day providing a public service, perhaps in a dole office, helping the disabled back to work. He spends most of his income on a little rented flat.
He’s made redundant in 2012. Under new housing benefit rules, announced by George Osborne yesterday, if he’s age 25-35 he must move to shared accommodation. When he puts his milk in the fridge he must write his name on it.
George Osborne has never had a proper job. Unless you count data entry duties for the NHS, folding towels for Selfridges, or policy-wonking at Tory Party HQ. He benefits from a £4 million trust fund, given him by his papa, held offshore to avoid tax.
Nick Clegg, a millionaire banker’s son, is so out of touch he thought the state pension was £30 a week.
David Cameron, worth c. £30 million, mostly from his father, considers his wife “very unconventional” because she went to a day school.
Let’s see if the Brits put up with this. We’re slow to anger but class hatred is never far below the surface.
The Scots, in particular, do not like posh English Tories with their hands in Jock pockets. In fact they like them so little that in May 2010 they elected just one, yes one, Tory MP north of the border.