Hargreaves pans 'idiot' Clegg over rich tax

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Peter Hargreaves has criticised ministers for failing to shore up the economy, and omitting to "look in their own backyard" for solutions to the problem.

The Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder said the public sector consisted of people working "flexi-time" and "going sick", and would be better off if "90% of the top 10%" was stripped out. "The economy is knackered and the problem is government expenditure," Hargreaves said in an interview with The Sun. "You get that idiot Nick Clegg talking about a tax on the rich. He has probably got five staff who do [nothing]. "The public sector is all flexi-time and people going sick. The working man knows the problem. His neighbour works for the council and goes in three days a week. "He knows he's...

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