WHAT planet is Terry Smith living on (Letters, January 14). He may be living in Utopia, but the vast majority of people aren’t; that is unless you are a higher rate tax payer, the only ones who are getting better looked after under Cameron and Co.

Electricity, gas, fuel, food bills, all up in price way above the hypothetical inflation figure. Plus I would love to know where the half a million people who have found employment in the biggest recession since Noah was a lad.

The biggest cash increase in state pensions? My wife received her increase from April in today’s post. A magnificent £1.60 per month.

That will put the great back in Britain, Terry!

M Newton, Third Avenue, Heworth, York.