A surprising view from a Tory MP – and ally of George Osborne – as mansion tax row rages

'My home is worth more than 5million – and I want to pay more tax on it': A surprising view from a Tory MP – and ally of George Osborne – as mansion tax row rages The MP for Straford-Upon-Avon says we must ensure 'those with the broadest shoulders carry the biggest burden'Already, the richest in the country will be paying a greater share of tax But, one area of system does not adhere to that principle – council tax | UPDATED: 16:33 GMT, 25 November 2012 While it should be applauded that we’ve reduced the deficit by a quarter in just two-and-a-half years, we have to remember that we’re still borrowing almost 400 million a day. The Government has always been clear that the deficit will be eliminated by a mixture of spending cuts and tax rises