November 2, 2009

ARE WE MEANT TO TAKE MORE THAN WE GIVE?:

Michael Caine switches allegiance to Conservatives (Nick Collins, 01 Nov 2009, Daily Telegraph)

The actor, 76, a former Labour supporter, condemned the “terrible state” that has been allowed to develop in Britain and said he planned to change his allegiance at the next election.

For his latest film, Harry Brown, about violence on Britain’s streets, Sir Michael spent time with a gang from a tough inner London estate, who were hired as extras. [...]

Earlier this year, he bitterly criticised the government’s decision to raise the upper tax rate to 50p, saying he would leave the country if it went any higher.

He said in April: “I will not pay the government more than I get. No way, ever.

“We’ve got three-and-a-half million layabouts laying about on benefits and I’m 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them.

“Let’s get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not keep sticking it on.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2009 7:17 AM
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