Tax-i for Griff Rhys Jones.
Byline: JOHN PRESCOTT
Comedian Griff Rhys Jones is threatening to leave the country if Labour's Mansion Tax is introduced.
He says he bought his seven-bedroom five-floor home when it was 'a slum' and spent a fortune doing it up. But Griff made his fortune on the publicly-owned BBC.
He became a multi-millionaire by setting up a production company with Mel Smith that sold programmes to the Beeb. They sold it for PS62million. So what's so wrong asking him to give something back to help fund our NHS? A website has been launched where you can volunteer to drive bankers and other whining millionaires threatening to leave if Labour win, www.wewilldrivethemtotheairport.co.uk. So don't worry Griff. If Labour gets in, you won't be short of a lift. In fact, they'd probably be a convoy. Or maybe you could pay your Mansion Tax by doing a new TV series. You could call it Alas Griff, He Moans.
Millionaire: Griff made TV fortune