Look after our own

First published in Letters by

DAVID WARDELL is right (Letters, December 5). Why doesn’t the Government listen and act accordingly. We don’t have to be in the EU to be able to trade with them, so we should either walk away or cancel the contract.

With the money recouped from the union dues and all the “aid” we seem to be able to afford for other countries, our own people could be well looked after and there wouldn’t have to be all these cuts.

After all, you don’t give your last £5 to some nameless family, leaving yourself in dire need. No, if there’s anything left, then you can give, irrespective of how sympathetic you may be to others.

This isn’t selfish, it isn’t racist or anything else, just plain realistic Another thing, it’s a disgrace that there is a need for so many charities in this country.

Not only do we get a new begging bag every week, the biggest charity of all is Children In Need. It doesn’t seem right that we have all this austerity when our own people are having to rely on these charities. There’s nothing wrong with helping others but this is beyond a joke.

Janet S Kitchen-Cooper, Ashley Park Road, York.

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11:00am Fri 7 Dec 12

/kev/null says...

"With the money recouped from the union dues and all the “aid” we seem to be able to afford for other countries, our own people could be well looked after and there wouldn’t have to be all these cuts."

- Your letter seems to be missing the all-important figures to support your argument. How much money would be recouped and how would that compare to the cuts that have been made?

I take it you do have numbers to back all this up?
"With the money recouped from the union dues and all the “aid” we seem to be able to afford for other countries, our own people could be well looked after and there wouldn’t have to be all these cuts." - Your letter seems to be missing the all-important figures to support your argument. How much money would be recouped and how would that compare to the cuts that have been made? I take it you do have numbers to back all this up? /kev/null
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12:29pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Zetkin says...

We have a government that does nothing but look after its own.

The millionaires in the cabinet have looked after the rest of the millionaires and billionaires very well.

It's the rest of us that have to suffer and parroting the UKIP-BNP line and blaming poor people in other countries simply won't do, Ms Kitchen-Cooper.
We have a government that does nothing but look after its own. The millionaires in the cabinet have looked after the rest of the millionaires and billionaires very well. It's the rest of us that have to suffer and parroting the UKIP-BNP line and blaming poor people in other countries simply won't do, Ms Kitchen-Cooper. Zetkin
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2:07pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Omega Point says...

If a nation or individual can't afford to give 0.7% then meaness takes on a whole new meaning. This letter would make sense if we gave say 5% or more away.
Our foreign aid does us more good in many ways, it is sensible more than charity.
What needs to be looked at is the recipients.
If a nation or individual can't afford to give 0.7% then meaness takes on a whole new meaning. This letter would make sense if we gave say 5% or more away. Our foreign aid does us more good in many ways, it is sensible more than charity. What needs to be looked at is the recipients. Omega Point
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8:50pm Fri 7 Dec 12

paulinesnowden says...

janet kitchen cooper talks nothing but tripe
janet kitchen cooper talks nothing but tripe paulinesnowden
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8:51pm Fri 7 Dec 12

paulinesnowden says...

janet kitchen cooper talks nothing but tripe
janet kitchen cooper talks nothing but tripe paulinesnowden
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