Why not point out that, as Labour Chancellor, he would address the disturbing fact the Britain is currently 28th out of 34 in the inequality league table, by not only increasing taxation on the income of the rich, but on their property and land too? Whilst on the subject, he should be promising to tax unearned income, especially that of profiteering landlords, whose rent increases have hurt not only the tenants but the Treasury as well, through increased pressure on the housing benefit bill.
Rich tycoons are quick to object when faced with a small increase in their tax bill, but see nothing wrong in paying wages so low their workers have to claim benefits to make ends meet. Most of them, it seems, see nothing wrong, either, in hiring unscrupulous accountants to devise scams to ensure the payment of the correct amount of tax is avoided. Even in Thatcher`s day the top rate of tax was 60%, and with today`s state-owned health, education and transport provision in need of extra resources, Labour should have had the bottle to pledge such a level this time.