Karren Brady was among some of Britain’s most prominent millionaires who voted in favour of tax credit cuts in the House of Lords, but the decision has angered fans of The Apprentice.
BBC viewers are unhappy with Brady’s views in light of her involvement in a taxpayer-funded TV show which pays her a large salary.
Brady and a hand full of other millionaires at the House of Lords tried to vote down amendments which would give affected tax credits claimants a three-year reprieve.
Brady has also been condemned as she plans to use £175m of taxpayer money to convert the Olympic Stadium for West Ham, the football club she is vice-chairman of.
Can’t believe Karen Brady supported the cuts to tax credits. Guess I won’t be watching the apprentice anymore ?
— Elisa (@elisaeyelash) October 27, 2015
So millionaire Karen Brady voted for the tax credit cuts, I’m out on the apprentice whilst she’s on it then
— Laurence Quinn (@quinn_laurence) October 28, 2015
Brady tweeted in response to the outcry over the vote, saying “Peers are unelected and have no right to reject measures to do with tax & spending which have the support of elected MPs”.
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