Paul Nuttall: Jeremy Corbyn wage cap would ruin Premier League and City of London

Paul Nuttall says wage caps would damage Premier League and City of London

Paul Nuttall hit out at Jeremy Corbyn's wage cap plans on Julia Hartley-Brewer's show

Thursday, January 12, 2017

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has said Jeremy Corbyn's idea of a wage cap would backfire spectacularly, and lead to a talent drain from two of Britain's most high-profile assets... the City of London and the football Premier League.

In the second part of his interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer, Nuttall outlined his plans to capitalise on Corbyn's perceived failings by wooing large numbers of Labour voters over to UKIP.

He said that "while "it's easy to put the boot into financial services" it's important that Britain doesn't lose "our brightest and our best" to foreign countries.

Nuttall also told Julia that, as a Liverpool football fan, he sees the benefit highly-paid individuals have made to the Premier League, the most popular domestic football competition in the world. 

He said: "If we went down the line of a wage cap then the best players would go to China or Spain or Italy. I want the best to stay in this country."

In the first part of his interview Nuttall has said that Corbyn was too focused on peripheral issues such as Palestine and not enough on matters relevant to ordinary British people, and this would allow UKIP to capitalise.

Turning to his own party, Nuttall told talkRADIO that UKIP is very much a happy camp at present and he does not feel overshadowed by the party's former leader Nigel Farage.

“I want Nigel to remain front of house," Nuttall said. "I want him to still go on the big programmes and represent UKIP. I think he’s popular out there in the country

“Nigel isn’t posing a problem for me in any way shape or form."

Check out the interview above.