Labour lords Mandelson and Bragg in ‘crude’ agreement on mansion tax

Lord Melvyn Bragg.

Lord Melvyn Bragg. - Credit: Archant

Have Labour lords Peter Mandelson and Melvyn Bragg been sharing notes on the mansion tax?

Lord Peter Mandelson. Picture: PA/Lewis Whyld.

Lord Peter Mandelson. Picture: PA/Lewis Whyld. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lord Mandelson was the latest Labour figure to put his objection to Ed Miliband’s flagship policy to save the NHS on record this week.

Tony Blair’s former secretary of state for northern Ireland has been widely quoted dismissing the mansion tax as “crude”.

It’s a sentiment already aired in the Ham&High by Lord Bragg, who slammed the proposed new tax on all homes worth £2million-plus as a “very crude weapon” in October.