I am enjoying the comments left by Tories in response to the moderate and sensible idea of slightly raising the amount of income tax that will be paid by the top 0.6% highest earners in the UK from 2011 onwards. It's a mixture of fury, hyperbole, greed and fear:
"Now is the time for people earning more than £150k to give to the Tory Party. They should act now or forever hold their peace."
"Will the last person leaving Britain please turn out the lights?"
"We should make the point that increasing the rate of income tax doesn't end up raising extra money"
"This is frankly a disaster for Britain, we are in a timewarp going back to the 70s!
Next Brown will start imposing wage and price controls and stop you leaving the country with anything over about £20 in your pocket!"
"We'll get lumbered with the 'friends of the rich' thing anyway, because it always happens."
"Proposed lines of attack... But fair play to the commentator who found the sliver lining in this announcement and reminded fellow Tories of the real enemy:
"It's amazing how gloomy the BBC News presenters are about this - presumably they'll be hit by this higher rate!"