isnt it 'good' that he is independently wealthy and therefore not beholden (as much) to external parties - lobbyists, people sponsoring holidays, paying for kitchen refurbishments etc?
I guess part of the argument is that he is too insulated from 'the poor', so as a well-educated person he just needs to ensure he surrounds himself with people who can advise him on this? all good in theory, I guess.
as for the non-dom thingy, I kind of think I'd be lairy of a chancellor that didnt minimise their tax burden by entirely legal means which he did not create. isnt that just fiscal prudence?
I used to visit a shanghainese tailor in HK who told me about 30 years ago... "I judge a man's wealth by his watch and his shoes" ... suffice to say, he is a lot wealthier than most of us here and there.
You may think his wealth puts him out of touch with the british people. But thats not the case at all, he knows the price of bread is increasing because he has a whole range of different breads in his house
Biden is a gaffe machine. He said "go figure" regarding conservatives electing Rishi Sunak, implying that conservatives cannot be expected to do that. 1. Labour has never had a non-white male leader 2. It's not really Biden's place to comment on what a political party in another country (especially an ally) does especially as a sitting leader.