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In attributing the £2bn mansion tax to Ed Miliband, and therefore Labour (The Tories say they are for the left-behind: we’ll soon see, 11 February), Polly Toynbee does us Liberal Democrats a disservice. The concept of a special annual tax on expensive houses, dubbed “mansions”, was introduced into UK politics by the Lib Dems in 2009, and is widely associated with our then Treasury spokesperson, Vince Cable.
• Boris Johnson was born in New York and brought to the UK as a child. Is the prime minister at risk of deportation (No 10 dismisses ‘Westminster bubble’ concerns over deportations, 12 February)?
Dr John Doherty
Source: the guardian – property
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