Iain Dale Makes The Case Against Corbyn's Salary Cap

10 January 2017, 17:16

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After Jeremy Corbyn proposed a maximum salary cap for fat cats, Iain Dale wants to point out what other countries in the world have tried - it's not encouraging news for the Labour leader.

Iain painted a striking picture of the "reboot" of Jeremy Corbyn that seems to be underway, with the Labour leader making his first big speech of 2017.

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Although he tackled Brexit and the NHS, but it was the Labour leader's statements on tackling pay inequality that made the most impact - certainly on Iain.

The LBC presenter said: "In his round of interviews this morning, instead of talking about free movement of labour...and getting those Brexit-voting Labour supporters onside, what he proceeded to do was blurt out that he actually believes in a maximum wage cap.

"First of all he said it would apply to everybody on a huge salary and then he caveated that later in the day, saying 'well, actually, it might only apply to businesspeople.'"

Next, Iain looked at what countries had tried a maximum salary cap - Egypt, Cuba and Venezuala.

"So what we have here is not Corbynomics, it's Venezuelanomics!

"And look at the state that Venezuela is in today!"

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