Mansion Tax Hampstead

Never mind the 600,000 extra children living in absolute poverty since the Coalition came to power, has anyone considered how the hard-pressed residents of NW3 will cope if a Mansion Tax is imposed by Ed Balls?

Former senior medical adviser to the Foreign Office Dr Harald Lipman lives on Fitzjohn’s Avenue, Hampstead — where a pied-à-terre will set you back an average of £1.25m. He told the Ham & High about the severity of the crisis which could afflict the wealthy enclave:

“This is a non-partisan, apolitical campaign, it’s humanitarian.”

Dr Lipman and fellow campaigners are appealing for signatures on a petition and have not ruled out a protest march.

He is being supported by double Oscar-winning actor-turned-MP for Hampstead and Kilburn Glenda Jackson. We know that Ms Jackson may be affected by the measure as her writer and PR consultant son Dan Hodges — with whom she shares a £2m property an hour’s drive away from her constituency — has been whingeing about the measure from the comfort of the Telegraph.

Over to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson:

It’s Grim Up North London etc.

  1. Hey Dan,

    Thank you for exposing yourself!

    Wealth you did not earn personally under treat.

    Gilly gosh all it seems fair when applied to an individual!

    Phil

    ou di not earn

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