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Mansion or hard-working family home? Take the test

Politicians trying to curry favour with the electorate reckon a mansion tax is a really good idea. But how easy is it to tell between a mansion owned by the decadent rich and the honest, down to earth home of a hard-working family? Take our quiz and see.

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