PUBLISHED: 14:35, Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:41, Fri, Jan 24, 2020
An open letter from millionaires and wealthy celebrities, including luvvie actor Simon Pegg, demanding the richest in society be taxed more has caused controversy. More than 120 wealthy celebrities and business figures have signed the letter in hopes of addressing economic inequality across the planet. Commentator James Max argued this idea was “nonsense” and would not solve anything as governments prove they waste public money all the time.
While on the Jeremy Vine show Mr Max referenced the failing HS2 high-speed railway as an example of the government throwing money down the toilet.
He added the chief executive over the project is paid £600,000 a year for his work and hinted that with more money, the Government would simply increase the very richest salaries.
Mr Max said: “What a load of nonsense.
“This is grandstanding on the most epic scale by people who clearly don’t understand business or how it operates.
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'Nonsense' James Max savages luvvie plan to tax ultra-rich 'grandstanding on EPIC scale' (Image: Jeremy Vine )
The UK government has been criticised for their poor planning in the implementation of railway system HS2 (Image: Getty )
“Would I like to see more equality? Yes, I would.
“Would I like to see the ways