Please, can we have fewer of these insanely stupid ideas?
The left could begin by fighting for fairer and more redistributive taxation across the European Union – as a first step to a global agreement.
Given the inequality of incomes across the EU that would mean that everyone in the richer northern countries would be shelling out for benefits to those in the poorer southern ones. For example, the minimum (and it looks pretty much like the average too) wage outside my door is €500 a month. As opposed to the €1,100 a month or so the minimum wage in the UK gets you.
Anyone fancy raising income tax on the UK poor to pay for the Portuguese poor?
Hmm, actually, come to think of it, yes, why don\’t you lefties go for that idea? Be out of power for a generation you will.