It would take a nurse 20,000 years to make as much as Sunak already owns, says Richard Burgon. ‘I don’t care’, says Starmer in effect
Keir Starmer has dismissed back-bencher Richard Burgon’s Commons call for the government to tax the hugely wealthy instead of cutting services and benefits needed by the poorest and most vulnerable.
Burgon made his call today during Rishi Sunak’s first PMQs as Prime Minister, pointing out that it would take a nurse more than 20,000 years to earn the fortune on which Sunak’s privileged backside sits:
His critique on privilege and the determination of the government to protect the wealthiest while attacking the poor and vulnerable was beyond sane dispute – but Starmer’s office moved quickly to dismiss Burgon as out of touch:
This sort of language around wealth taxes is not where we are.
As a fan of police impunity and penalising protest, while protecting wealth, promising cuts and dismissing those who call for fair government, Keir Starmer clearly represents the few and not the many just as much as his fellow traveller in the middle of the Tory front bench.
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