Clarke slams housing tax

Chris Papadopoullos
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FORMER Labour home secretary Charles Clarke has labelled Ed Miliband’s levy on houses over £2m an “absurd propostion”.

Clarke said it would only be paid by a very few rich people.

Labour’s new Scottish leader yesterday said they would use proceeds from the levy – gathered primarily from the south of England – to fund 1,000 new nurses in Scotland. Jim Murphy said Holyrood would not be able to afford extra NHS spending without tax revenues from English homes.