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Government set to hit the 'City fat cats'

In a move which smacks of hypocrisy we have seen Gordon Brown declare war on the City fat cats at a time when he will literally do anything to push the limelight away from himself and his uncertain future. Do not forget that Gordon Brown is set to attack the very people who are often invited to produce reports for the government, hold regular meetings at Number 10 and until a few months ago were very firm friends with the government.

However, with the electorate turning on the government and the Conservative Party pushing on to over 50% of the vote across the UK it seems that it is time to redefine the gap between Labour and the Conservatives. Attacking the rich to help the poor was a ploy which worked for Old Labour but went very much against the grain for New Labour until crisis hit.

Also, let us not forget that the City (where risks are high, careers are often very short and bonuses can be enormous) is not an easy place to work. Pitch this against the MPs of today who are able to part fund second homes at the tax payer's expense, sell them and retain all of the money. Many of these homes have also been decked out with the latest equipment and systems, again all at the tax payer's expense. Oh yes, and they are able to vote themselves inflation busting pay rises, allowance for just turning up to work and vote through Gold Plated Pension arrangements for each other.

Life is tough in government!

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