They don’t like it up them

Doesn’t matter what side of the spectrum, the idea of having to declare what they are worth hurts. These problems won’t go away until Red Ed makes a full disclosure.

Ed Miliband found it easy enough to criticise David Cameron’s “millionaire” status, but when questioned about his own personal wealth, the Labour leader struggled to find an answer.

He also appeared to back away from previous promises to disclose his tax returns and other details of his personal finances.

Mr Miliband this week lambasted Mr Cameron over the Coalition’s decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p, a change that will affect earnings above £150,000. The Prime Minister, Mr Miliband said, “is going to be getting the millionaire’s tax cut”.

Mr Cameron, who earns £142,500, could be defined as a millionaire by taking into account his total assets, including property. By the same measure, Mr Miliband might be defined as a millionaire, because of the value of his home in north London and other property. This has led Conservatives to mock him as “Millionaire Miliband”.

In a BBC Breakfast interview, Mr Miliband appeared to be lost for words when asked about his own net worth. “I am not going to be getting the top rate tax cut,” he said.

But pressed to say if he has assets worth more than £1 million, Mr Miliband replied only: “I’m not making an issue of David Cameron’s background or David Cameron’s worth.”

Rob Wilson, a Conservative MP and ministerial aide, suggested that the Labour leader’s London home was worth £2 million, and added: “’Millionaire Miliband’ has a ring to it.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.