Tira Shubart joins Headline London to discuss the stories making the headlines today.
Boris Johnson is an ‘accidental American’
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is a dual heritage citizen. Having been born in New York to British parents.
Soon after his birth his family headed back to Britain.
This makes our Mayor and MP hopeful an ‘accidental American.’
This was discussed on a US radio show, where Mr Johnson was quizzed over paying American taxes, after receiving a bill from the US authorities, asking him to pay capital gains tax.
Boris said this call to pay tax was ‘absolutely outrageous’ and that his was not going to pay it.
Angelina Jolie may be put off moving to the UK because of mansion tax
At the premiere of her new movie ‘Unbroken’ in Leicester Square, the A-lister said she might be deterred from buying property in the UK because of the proposed mansion tax.
Speaking to reporters Angelina Jolie said: “It would be really nice to have a foothold here for work’ but may be put off by tax on houses worth over £2 million.”
Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt have been spotted house hunting in Marylebone recently.
Got Coke Milk?
The major drinks company Coca-Cola has announced it plans to launch a new premium milk brand.
The new product will be sold as a high-protein, high-calcium and low-sugar form of the white stuff.
It will be called ‘Fairlife’ and will go on sale in the States in December.
It’s expected to be twice the price of the average pint of milk.