Sadly, my self-pitying millionaire MP Paul Uppal isn't a fictional character. He believes that to get the economy going, millionaires need to pay less tax, while poor people should pay more. It's all about incentives to work.
An actual fictional character - Alan Billison - puts the case beautifully (thanks to Matthew for this one):
The same company is responsible for this ad, which pays homage to the Life of Brian rather nicely: