Jeremy Corbyn calls fro a wage cap on top earners

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Speaking on Sky News, Mr Corbyn said a wage cap would be “somewhat higher” than his salary of approximately £138,000, adding that the salaries some footballers receive are “simply ridiculous”.

Jeremy Corbyn says he would like to see a maximum cap on the amount people can earn. The Labour leader said he thought introducing the limit would be “the fairer thing to do”. And a cap on earnings is needed to address inequality and avoid UK becoming bargain basement economy. He questions, why do footballers need to earn £50 million a year.

In his Today interview, which came ahead of a speech on Brexit later on Tuesday, Mr Corbyn also said he would be prepared to join striking Southern Rail workers on the picket line in their long-running dispute over the role of guards.

Jeremy Corbyn suggests maximum earnings limit. BBC News

Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law. The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘high earnings cap’ to reduce inequality. The Independent

Corbyn Backs High-Earnings Cap as Part of Labour Brexit Plan Bloomberg

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