Mark Littlewood appears on BBC R5's Pienaar's Politics

Mark Littlewood discusses immigration and tax policy

Mark Littlewood appeared on BBC R5’s Pienaar’s Politics where discussion focussed on immigration in the UK, Labour’s proposed “mansion tax” and the reintroduction of the “10p tax rate”.

Regarding the opening up of Bulgarian and Romanian immigration restrictions to the UK, Mark Littlewood argued that tough talk from political parties was not just a case of “postering for the ballot box”.

“I don’t think there’s actually going to be a problem that suddenly five million Romanians and Bulgarians are going to turn up at Dover beach demanding their housing benefit but I think that Ian Duncan Smith is quite right to say that we’ve got to keep welfare spending under some sort of control,” stated Mr Littlewood.

Mr Littlewood went on to argue that the UK has lost sight of the contributory principle and that a set of rules could be introduced to address this. These would include factors such as what people have paid in before they start taking out and how long people have been in the UK before they start taking out.

Discussing the idea of using a “mansion tax” on homes worth over two million pounds to fund a reintroduction of the “10p tax”, Mark L