Gotta laugh at this earnest Grauniad article:
One of us is a millionaire, the other a care worker. The cruel divide between rich and poor disgusts us both ... Britain’s cost of living crisis is disastrous for one of us and will barely touch the other. The best answer is a wealth tax
The two ladies in question are Julia Davies and Winsome Hill. In case you are wondering, it's Julia that is a member of "Patriotic Millionaires" (sic), and Ms Hill who is the care worker. Entertainingly but somehow inevitably, the article includes the words "the two of us have never met" ! No, really? - you surprise me. "... but we both felt the inequality in this country couldn’t continue ... and decided to write this piece together."
So what have they, errr, spontaneously agreed as a solution for inequality? Even though they've never met.
Let’s start with taxing the seriously wealthy – people with wealth of more than £10m. A wealth tax of just 1% or 2% on their stocks of wealth over £10m ... [my emphasis]
I think we know what this means. It means - I'm just guessing here - that Ms Davies' "stock of wealth" is somewhere in the band £1m to £5m. Because that's the very definition of people who think that "seriously wealthy" means north of 10. Left on her own with the pen, Ms Hill might, I suspect, have written "people with wealth over £1m" - or even £500k, given that the average UK house price is £256k and the median personal pension pot is only in the tens of thousands (though the data is hard to summarise simply). But that wouldn't do, Ms Davies - would it? No no no!
Yup, it's human nature to reckon that "serious wealthy" is always someone else. You got a yacht? Yeah, but he's got his own island.