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A JustGiving page has been set up to help Myleene Klass pay her mansion tax after she took Ed Miliband to task about the scheme on ITV’s The Agenda.

The Littlewoods designer seemed to think the Labour leader’s pledge to impose a £250/week tax on properties worth more than £2million was unfair: “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.”

Here’s Mr Miliband’s deadpan response: “”I totally understand that people don’t like paying more in tax.”

Myleene’s ill-judged words sparked a swift backlash, and now a JustGiving page has been set up to help her pay the bill, if a Labour government is elected next year.

The text reads: “Help Myleene Klass pay her Mansion Tax. Myleene is a struggling mother with a fortune of £11m who needs our help. Please be generous.”

More seriously, on Twitter, another person wrote:  “Myleene Klaas don’t like the idea of having to pay #mansiontax. Is she even aware of the effects of #BedroomTax?”

This is the heart of the matter, of course. The Bedroom Tax has forced many families out of London – exactly as intended by the Conservatives – leaving the UK’s capital to become a playground for the rich.

Labour’s mansion tax plan will redress the balance by making it just as hard for the rich to live there as it is for the poor – unless prices come down, allowing the poor back in.

Myleene clearly had not thought that far into the matter.

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