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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