Michael Heseltine and Ken Loach interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC2 Newsnight, 6 October 2010, on the topic of budget cuts, the welfare state and "the deserving poor".

As Loach astutely says: "I think we should talk about the undeserving rich."

 

 

“The top 10% own nearly half the national private wealth - four thousand billion. A five percent charge on that, tax on that, would wipe out the debt, so let the richest, the ones who have benefited from this bonanza, from the banks’ failure, let them pay. Why not? That’s fair. The rich should pay, shouldn’t they?”