Oops! Tory chairman Grant Shapps thinks your home is worth more than £2m – Pride’s Purge

The Blue Meanies just keep on shooting themselves in the foot, don’t they? Here’s a piece of unintentional hilarity from Tory Chairman Grant Shapps, courtesy of Pride’s Purge:

Tory chair Grant Shapps thinks your home is worth at least 2 million quid.

He must do.

Because not long after Ed Miliband’s announcement that a Labour government would introduce a tax on homes worth over £2m to raise money to fund the NHS, Shapps tweeted this:

shapps mansion tax


Of course, I suppose there’s nothing unusual about top Tories like Shapps getting annoyed about taxes. I mean, a tax on homes? Whatever next? A tax on bedrooms?

Oh …………

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  1. Nicole September 24, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    One word “Moron”

  2. Ulysses September 24, 2014 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I wish we were in a position to actually own a family home…

    • Angel September 24, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply


  3. amnesiaclinic September 24, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Nice one, Mike!


    • Mike Sivier September 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      This is a video pointing out the Tories’ hypocritical attitude to taxation – in particular, the Mansion Tax. I only found out because I looked at the video.
      Chris, you MUST explain what it is your are posting, rather than just putting up a link and expecting us to go. People who do that kind of thing are often trying to get unsuspecting members of the public to download viruses and malware, and you don’t want to be associated with that!

    • Mike Sivier September 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      Another link with no explanation of what it is. Yet again I find myself reminding people that they need to tell us what they are asking us to look at.

      • chrislawton30 September 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

        sorry – it’s a video I made showing my support for the mansion tax.

        • Mike Sivier September 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm - Reply


  4. Michele Witchy Eve September 25, 2014 at 7:28 am - Reply

    It all sounds perfectly reasonable to pursue a mansion tax to finance the NHS and those of us who lack the skills of an economist must rely on others to ‘do the right thing’ when informing us. I really hope it turns out the way it’s been put forward.

    What doesn’t seem to have raised any flags is the mansion tax and tobacco tax being linked to the same fund-raising proposal for the NHS. Smokers have been contributing to this tax for decades and, if we’re reasonable we would wish to see it used for our treatment through the NHS. However, there is a danger that we’re missing a thin end of another wedge on the horizon. If we accept without question the linking of tobacco tax and the mansion tax with the funding of the NHS like this, then we are in danger of opening up the argument for the need of high risk behaviours being taxed. The next question will be how much should people be taxed for sugar consumption, or why isn’t alcohol tax redirected directly and solely to the NHS? It’s a debate in itself and shouldn’t be linked directly with the proposed mansion tax.

    • Mike Sivier September 25, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Why isn’t tax on alcohol used solely to fund the NHS?

      • Michele Witchy Eve September 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

        Don’t know, Mike.

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