Tom Conti rails against ‘Stalinist’ Lib Dems

01-TOM CONTITOM Conti has been part of so many local campaigns and street protest photo-calls over the years, I’ve wondered once or twice in the past whether he ever fancied standing for an election in our borough. He was once linked with a possible run for the London mayoralty but it never came to pass.

This weekend he was on familiarly waspish form, spicing up a normally tame Sunday Telegraph set piece in which celebrities talk about their finances presumably to brighten up the text in the business pages.

What’s has been your best investment?, the newspaper asked.

“Buying my house in Hampstead 29 years ago was the only financially sensible thing I’ve done because it’s the family’s security,” Tom replied. “It has gone up in value about 15 times. If the Stalinist Mr Clegg ever got his desire for a mansion tax, we wouldn’t be able to live here.”

Hampstead is actually often cited as flashpoint territory for the mansion tax debate, where some elderly residents have seen their properties rise greatly in price over time they’ve lived there but are themselves not cash rich.

Camden Lib Dem leader Keith Moffitt did not use the word ‘Stalinist’ at the West Hampstead Life hustings last week but he did agree the idea was an “unfair tax”, which his members locally had been trying to get their national counterparts to drop.

5 Comments on Tom Conti rails against ‘Stalinist’ Lib Dems

  1. The HRLOA Chung Slayer (High on rhetoric low on action) // May 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm //

    Hmm! Osser you’d be best asking the Lib Dems about pushing up Council Tax as well?

    • Das Kapital // May 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm //

      and you wonder why so many of us don’t want to vote tomorrow………….

      The focus needs to be more on outcomes and less on mud slinging, if politics in Camden and beyond is going to have any credibility whatsoever.

      Politics needs to go back to caring about people, not catering for inflated egos!


  2. THE SUCCESSFUL CHUNG SLAYER! // May 27, 2014 at 10:16 am //

    Inflated ego’s indeed Daz “pots & kettles” “people in glass houses” and all that,
    take a good look at your own zeppelin sized ego If you dont think that the prevention of whacking up Council Tax is not about caring for people then you need a serious reality check.

    • Das Kapital // May 28, 2014 at 1:20 am //

      At least some of us won’t need to endure any more press photos of a certain ex-Camden Cllr standing next to road works, road works, road works and yes, even more road works………….

      Sorry, I forgot, wasn’t it also a post box or three……

      Or to put it another way, I won’t be rushing out to buy the memoirs, mate!

      Au Revoir, Daz

      • THE SUCCESSFUL CHUNG SLAYER! // May 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm //

        Au Revoir Mr Ego, no chance just like Arnie “I’ii be be back” maybe a small piece in this weeks press for you to enjoy!
        Its Cheerio for now but not goodbye!
        PS Anyway “Back in the knife draw Miss Sharp” theres another for your collection Rodney!

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