Professor Greg Philo has proposed a radical way to clear the UK's national debt - with a on-off tax of 20% of their net worth levied against the richest 10% of the UK population. More details here: Glasgow Media Group It's a little naive, but I think the proposal has merits. OK, 20% is maybe a bit too much, but 10% would not be an unreasonable amount. I don't think it's fair to go all Robin Hood and make the richest people bail the country out. I'd say that most of us have contributed to the current state of the economy, so we should all do our bit. After all, they've worked for their money and have paid tax on it, but, as one (Tory) council chief said when being interviewed about it, a lot of the money the bankers were playing fast and loose with came from, and earned massive profits for those people at the top of the rich list. He thought the proposal was perfectly justifiable and looked on it as a form of windfall tax. As I say, I think it's a bit naive and simplistic, so how do you think the proposal could be improved to make it workable?