The appearance of Myleene Klass alongside Ed Miliband on ITV’s The Agenda has the right-wing media pretending that shouting in the Labour leader’s face about ‘fiscal drag’ and ‘taxing glasses of water’ counts as embarrassing for anyone other than the pampered pop singer/TV presenter:
Chief amongst Klass’ gripes was mansion tax. Apparently spending £2 million in the capital can get you a home which looks “like a garage”:
“in London, which is where 80 per cent of the people who will be paying this tax actually live, have you seen what that amount of money can get you? It’s like a garage.
But Scrapbook wonders what on earth made her so upset. Klass won’t pay any mansion tax — because she rents her home in leafy Highgate, North London, for, errr, £8,000 per month. That’s as much in one year as many family homes cost outside the south east.
Had the measure been in place, she wouldn’t even have paid Mansion Tax on the sale of her Hertfordshire family home (below), which went for £1.8m last year after separation from her husband:
Public sympathy for Klass has obviously been overwhelming:
— Matthew Bingham (@mattdbingham) November 17, 2014
The outburst comes less than a month after fellow whinger Griff Rhys Jones compared his seven-bedroom, Grade I listed property overlooking a Fitzrovia square to “a slum”.