He may have been going toe-to-toe with Myleene Klass last night, but it would seem that Ed Miliband is a Hear’Say fan at heart.
The Labour leader clashed with the 36-year-old presenter over his pledge to impose a new policy on mansion tax during live ITV debate, ‘The Agenda’ (yes this really happened).
Ed has now, however, had the last word on the matter – taking a rather brilliant swipe at the singer in a tweet about the need for mansion tax, making reference to Hear’Say’s first hit.
Very well played, Ed. We would now call for more references to classic pop lyrics be made in parliament from now on.
Myleene previously blasted Ed’s plans for Mansion tax, saying: “For me, it’s so disturbing – the name in its own right: ‘mansion tax’.
“Immediately you conjure up an image of these Barbie-esque houses, but in London, which is where 80 per cent of the people who will be paying this tax actually live, have you seen what that amount of money can get you? It’s like a garage.
“When you do look at the people who will be suffering this tax, it’s true a lot of them are grannies who have had these houses in their families for a long, long time.
“The people who are the super-super rich buying their houses for £140million, this is not necessarily going to affect them because they’ve got their tax rebates and amazing accountants. It’s going to be the little grannies who have lived in those houses for years and years.”
Mr Miliband attempted to understand Myleene’s point of view, responding: “I totally understand that people don’t like paying more in tax. The values of my government are going to be different to the values of this government.”
Of course it didn’t take long for Twitter users to start making comments on the decidedly odd pairing of adversaries.
Many viewers were impressed by Myleene’s skill to go toe to toe with Ed, with one writing: “Ed Miliband is currently being schooled by Myleene Klass on his mansion tax policy. That political heavyweight.”
However, others were quick to point out that Myleene, a millionaire herself, was holding out of touch opinions.
One user blasted: “Myleene Klass, worth £10m, thinks a £250 a month mansion tax is unfair. Meanwhile, 30,000 forced from homes by bedroom tax. Fine with that?”
A ‘Just Giving’ account has now been set up in honour of the singer, titled ‘Help Myleene Klass Pay Her Mansion Tax’.
Still, you can’t deny Myleene knows how to hold her own in an argument. She has all the makings for an excellent party whip.