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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Who cares about the Rich List?

The Sunday Times posted its much publicised Rich List again today. Goodness it comes round fast. Bits of info had been leaking for weeks. Sir Paul McCartney is really worth £100 million more than the court was told. Outrageous! (Not). Personally I am very sceptical about these so-called rich lists because part of the secret of success of...er...the rich...is that they squirrel their money away offshore and in investments, and I doubt if even Philip Beresford can get to the true bottom, so to speak, of Sir Paul's fortune.

Does anyone find this old tosh interesting? They somehow concocted a story for the main paper along the lines of "the rich get richer under Labour." Your point is? It does seem odd perhaps but the Labour Party of today bears no relation to the Labour Party of 20 years ago.

It would be far more relevant, and jolting, to see the Poor List. Shock the complacent Sunday Times readers to the core by showing how a lot of people are forced to live on a pittance.

1 comment:

lucylastic said...

I guess the only thing that comes to my mind when I read 'rich lists' is how much good that money could do if just some of it could be redistributed - I'm not advocating that people are forced to give it away - I think if you've earned it, (and sometimes that seems easy to do - viz The Beckhams and other fottballers), then you should be entitled to keep it - but above a certain amount, it's impossuble to spend any more surely? Lucy

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