The richest one per cent of the UK population now owns more than 20 times the total wealth of the poorest fifth


#1

Starts playing rule Britannia


#2

Good on em!


#3

Trickle up


#4

idle dole scum, obv.


#5

Someone actually tried to make that point in the comments, hilarity ensued.


#6

Exactly how hard do they imagine the wealthiest work? How many thousands of hours a week must they be doing?


#7

thanks obama


#8

Dreadful though that is, that’s an incredibly oddly constructed statistic. Things like 20x and bottom fifth make it feel like they’ve just tweaked the margins until they’ve ended up with the most damning sounding number they can.


#9

Surely not!


#10

It is a bit strange isn’t it? not sure why they wouldn’t just use 1 percent -> 20%


#12

Farage is the common man? No wonder life isn’t better.


#14

But I believe they were sticking two fingers up at Farage. Perhaps I’m getting my flotillas confused.


#15

such aspiration


#16

I’d probably just waste it tbf