Question Time audience member on £80k doesn't realise he's a high earner

Staff writer

A BBC Question Time audience member has faced ridiculed after claiming he is "not even in the top 50 per cent of British earners," despite earning more than £80k a year.

"I am one of them people that he will tax more and I am nowhere near in the top five per cent," the participant insisted.

"You're not going after the billionaires, you're going after the employees where it's easy money because it's PAYE. I have no choice".

One viewer tweeted in response: "He earns almost 6 times what my single mother of 2 raised me and my sister on. This man has no right to turn around play any kind of victim. No right."

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