Myleene Klass shows off debating skills as she tackles Ed Miliband on proposed mansion tax on The Agenda

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Myleene Klass made sure she was heard by the nation on Monday evening, and rather than her dulcet tones, it was her political views that were being aired as she tackled Ed Miliband over Labour's proposed mansion tax on ITV's The Agenda.

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The former pop singer not only got involved in the TV debate, but left the Labour leader struggling for words as she criticised the plan to impose a tax on homes worth more than £2million.

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Myleene, who sold her former marital home last year for £1.8million – just below the proposed mansion tax threshold – after the breakdown of her marriage, said: "For me, it's so disturbing – the name in its own right: 'mansion tax'.

"Immediately you conjure up an image of these Barbie-esque houses, but in London, which is where 80 per cent of the people who will be paying this tax actually live, have you seen what that amount of money can get you? It's like a garage," said the Littlewoods designer.

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"When you do look at the people who will be suffering this tax, it's true a lot of them are grannies who have had these houses in their families for a long, long time.

"The people who are the super-super rich buying their houses for £140million, this is not necessarily going to affect them because they've got their tax rebates and amazing accountants. It's going to be the little grannies who have lived in those houses for years and years."

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Mr Miliband responded: "I totally understand that people don’t like paying more in tax. The values of my government are going to be different to the values of this government."

When the NHS was raised in the discussion as one of the reasons behind the need for the tax, Myleene, 36, said, "You may as well just tax me on this glass of water. You can't just point at things and tax them.

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"You need to have a better strategy and say why is the NHS in this mess in the first place?"

The exchange immediately started trending on Twitter, with viewers sharing their opinions on the matter.

One viewer even set up a humorous Just Giving page, named "Help Myleene Klass pay her Mansion Tax."

 

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