Finally, a classic, time-tested, and proven solution to an otherwise intractable problem.

France’s new Socialist government has announced tax rises worth €7.2bn (£5.78bn), mainly targeting the wealthiest households and biggest corporations, as the country struggles to plug a gaping hole in its budget…

The raid on the wealthy is in line with François Hollande’s election promise: “If there are sacrifices to be made – and there will be – then it will be for the wealthiest to make them.”

And if that’s class warfare then la guerre it is.