Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed

Alex Hern shows quite how expensive Osborne's skiing holiday was.

Ed Miliband flubbed a line today at PMQs, accusing Cameron of attacking strikers, such as cleaners or dinner ladies, who

“earn in a week what the chancellor pays for his annual skiing holiday”

Unless the chancellor is going on budget student ski trips, it seems unlikely that his skiing holiday costs just £231. And indeed, it seems he spent rather more than that.

As the Mail reported in January:

Osborne has been staying with wife Frances and their two children at the Swiss resort which is regarded as a ‘winter playground for the rich and famous’.

It would normally cost around £11,000 for a similar family holiday at the resort.

For reference, the minimum wage for a 21 year old working a 35 hour week with four weeks holiday and ten bank holidays is £9830.40.

Osborne’s clearly taking the piste.

Watch a video of the exchange below:

See also:

As energy company buckles, Miliband needs to pick more battlesAlex Hern, October 12th 2011

Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by “giving young people back their future”?Shamik Das, September 14th 2011

Cameron’s fantasy list of NHS reform backersShamik Das, September 7th 2011

Spineless Cameron fails to speak out against Brooks, Coulson or BSkyB dealShamik Das, July 6th 2011

PMQs cancer row: MacMillan back MilibandShamik Das, June 15th 2011

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17 Responses to “Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed”

  1. Anonymous

    Someone remind me. How much does Tony Blair earn these days?

    Somehow I doubt if he slums it in cheap holiday homes like Osborne.

  2. Steve Harris

    Not a good time for Ed Miliband to cock up a line about economics – http://t.co/gyeV22nm

  3. Steve Emmett

    Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed: http://t.co/see3grK3 writes @alexhern #PMQs #n30

  4. Katy Layton-Jones

    Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed: http://t.co/see3grK3 writes @alexhern #PMQs #n30

  5. Mark Stevo

    This is Miliband who lives in the million pound house?

  6. Panda

    Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed: http://t.co/see3grK3 writes @alexhern #PMQs #n30

  7. NonnyMouse

    Tony Blair is buying a Barbados villa to add to his 15 million pound property portfolio. Osborne used a rented one.

    http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/travel-resources/industry-news/celebrity-travel-news-and-miscellaneous/tony-blair-and-cherie-search-for-holiday-home-in-barbados/a-3-146-2455/

    Who are the rich guys?

  8. Jim Hogg

    RT @leftfootfwd: Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed http://t.co/GSbaqgv8

  9. Ishmael

    What chance have we got when even the Labour party don’t have – and haven’t for a long time had – the slightest concept of how people live?

  10. Kevin Richards

    RT @leftfootfwd: Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed http://t.co/10y7bUmn

  11. Joseph O'Flaherty

    Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed: http://t.co/see3grK3 writes @alexhern #PMQs #n30

  12. Stephen Wigmore

    It’s just the stupidest point I’ve ever heard. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t spend more than a week’s wages on their annual holiday, whatever their wage. What the hell was Miliband thinking? Is he really that clueless that he can’t even come up with a decent joke to mock a multi-millionaire toff for being a toff. The man is utterly clueless.

  13. Chris

    Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed: http://t.co/see3grK3 writes @alexhern #PMQs #n30

  14. Paul McGlynn

    RT @leftfootfwd: Osborne actually 52 times more privileged than Miliband claimed http://t.co/OIoqhIWx

  15. Hhj

    35 hour week? Why don’t they try working an 100 hour week as some of us do…

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