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Charlotte Church: David Cameron is a 'misogynist'

Charlotte Church on David Cameron: 'He was so dismissive – if either of us said [anything], it really irked me.'

Christopher Hope

Published 05/06/2015 | 07:51

Charlotte Church performed at How The Light Gets In
Charlotte Church performed at How The Light Gets In

David Cameron is a “misogynist”, the singer Charlotte Church has said, as she insisted she would pay 70 per cent income tax if it improved public services.

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Miss Church, who voted Labour at the election but said she would now vote Green, made the comments as she announced her support for a major march against planned Government cuts later this month.

Miss Church said she had only met the Conservative Prime Minister once at a meeting of anti-phone hacking campaigners but found him “gross, really misogynistic”.

She said: “It was me and Jacqui Hames sitting next to him, and he was sort of like, anything that me and Jacqui said ... all of the men were sat opposite him - Hugh Grant, Brian Cathcart.

Birmingham, England, October 09: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) listens to singer Charlotte Church (L) and former police officer Jacqui Hames (C) during a private meeting at the Conservative Party conference on October 9, 2012 in Birmingham, England.
Birmingham, England, October 09: British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) listens to singer Charlotte Church (L) and former police officer Jacqui Hames (C) during a private meeting at the Conservative Party conference on October 9, 2012 in Birmingham, England.

“He was sat opposite them and me and Jacqui Hames were put either side of him for the photo opportunity - I can deal with all of that even though we have along way to go in gender politics.

“But he was so dismissive – if either of us said [anything], it really irked me.”

Miss Church has been said to be worth £11million but she said her wealth had been exaggerated., also said she would happily pay 70 per cent income tax.

“I have paid all my taxes since I was 12 years old and I would be totally happy it if was raised to 60 per cent or 70 per cent. I would not move away, I would not have an offshore account.

“That would be totally fine for better infrastructure and public services, and more of the Scandinavian model which I see as far more progressive, than we currently are.

“I would be absolutely fine with that.”

Telegraph.co.uk

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