Trade unions call for tax on the ‘super rich'
Britain’s top trade unionists forewarn Brown of action from Labour left to tax the ‘super rich’
Top trade unionist have forewarned Gordon Brown he faces a new attack from
the Labour left unless he takes on the ‘super-rich’ and distances his government
from its close relationship with the City and big business.
Barber, seen as a moderate in union circles, told the Financial
Times he ‘cringed’ when he heard John Hutton, business secretary, calling
for the country to celebrate millionaires.
He warned Brown he neglected ‘ordinary people’ at his peril and that the
government was not showing the ‘energy and urgency”’ trade unionists would like
to help them through the downturn.