Glasgow Media Group Director, Prof. Greg Philo discusses his proposal to pay off the national debt on The Daily Politics with fellow panel guests, Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Sec.of State for the Department for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women and Equalities and Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government. BBC2, 15 Sep, 2010.
Professor Greg Philo has made a number of recent TV and radio appearances to discuss his proposal to pay off the national debt via a one-off tax on the wealthiest 10% of the population. These follow on from his original article outlining the proposal, which appeared in The Guardian on 16.06.10 and generated over 550 reader comments. You can read the article and browse the comments here. The full results of the June 2010 YouGov poll which is quoted in the article are available here. The poll indicates that 74% of the population would favour a one-off tax on the wealthiest 6 million people in Britain. The figures on wealth quoted in the Guardian article are from the Government website. These can be viewed at