Do you know anyone who earns more than £150,000 a year? No, me neither.
Yet according to Daily Telegraph columnist Simon Heffer such people constitute 'Middle England'.
Heffer claims that
"Labour's policies are shaped increasingly, if not exclusively, by considerations of how it advances the cause of its own people. Those who are not in that category – such as most of you reading this column – get what is coming to them."Again, I wonder what percentage of Daily Telegraph readers earn over £150K. Very, very few I should imagine.
The best response to this claptrap comes from commenter 'mac', who writes:
This article laid bare the hypocrisy of Tory sympathisers. To say that 150K is representative of "middle England" shows how out of touch they are with the REAL middle Britain who earns far less than 150K. I really hope voters see what danger the Tories would actually pose to the real middle England because they would end up cutting everything for us in favour of the RICH who earn 150K or more.
That's not an argument to vote Labour. But it's certainly a good argument not to vote for the party Mr Heffer supports.