It seems there is a rule for the tories, be a millionaire, or don't be in the Cabinet.
Herein vie the Spectator, is the Shadow Cabinet Rich List.Just two of them:
George OsborneThese, apparently, are the people who believe in social justice, in helping the poor - I mean, it's not likely that they would run the country in favour of multimillionaires, or anything. I mean, how could they. It's inconceivable.
Inherited Wealth & Property: £4.3 million
Osborne’s father Sir Peter co-founded luxury wallpaper and fabrics company Osborne & Little, and his son benefits from a trust which has a 15% of the business.Osborne Junior stands to inherit a substantial share of this company. The business, which was once a publicly traded company, now conducts business as Interiors Acquistions. In 2003, Osborne and Little de-listed from the London stock Exchange and went private. At the time, it was valued at £12.9 million making Osborne Jnr’s stake worth just under £2 million. A family home in Notting Hill adds around £1.8 million. In addition the couple own a constituency property valued at around £500,000. On his wife Frances’s side, her father is life peer Howell of Guildford, a former Minister in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet.
Leader of Conservatives
Property and assets: £3.2 million
Cameron joined parliament in 2001. Prior to becoming an MP he was head of corporate affairs at Carlton Television. His only non-parliamentary post was with bar and club company Urbium plc for which he was paid around £25,000 per annum. The couple’s wealth is, however, in property and they own a £2.5 million London home and a £1 million constituency house. His wife earns an income for the family via her position as creative director of upmarket Bond Street stationers Smythson. She netted a six figure bonus, thought to be £300,000, after a takeover of the company. However, the Camerons real wealth is likely to be come at a later date via inheritance from both sides of their family. Samantha’s mother is Viscountess Astor. She is a successful business woman in her own right and holds a large stake in OKA Direct, a furniture and accessories company. Samantha’s father, Sir Robert Sheffield – from whom her mother was divorced in 1975 – is chairman and majority shareholder of Normanby Estate Holdings which is worth £5.2 million. David’s father and grandfather were both stockbrokers which should eventually contribute to the couple’s wealth.
The honest party of capital - it's a class war and we know whose side their on.