Who’d have thought the former ‘voice of an angel’ child star would grow up to become an angel of a more down-to-Earth nature?
She is leading by example with an offer to pay a top tax rate of as much as 70 per cent if it will protect public services.
Her stance shows she feels very strongly that the Conservative Government is completely wrong to say the richest should pay less.
The attitude of ministers such as George Osborne and David Cameron has always been that business leaders and investors would selfishly quit the UK if they were asked to pay their fare share in tax.
Clearly, the amounts suggested would not affect their standard of living so one has to ask why they need the astronomical amounts of money they take home?
Perhaps somebody in the top tax bracket would care to come here and explain.
Charlotte Church has hit back at the ‘vitriol’ directed at her for saying she’d be happy to pay a 70% rate of tax – saying the government have made her “angry as the Hulk.”
At a press conference ahead of an anti-austerity march in London, the singer said she would pay more tax if it helped protect public services.
But critics online said there was nothing stopping her paying more tax – and if she felt that strongly about it, she should.
She took to Twitter to slam her critics – and took aim at the government, too.
She said: “I’m disappointed at the vitriol directed my way.
“If I gave 70% of my earnings to HMRC voluntarily, not only would it not last long as our public services cost 100s of billions to fund but I doubt it would encourage the richest in this country to get a conscience and follow suit.”
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